Regional focus on...East Anglia

By Stuart Stone

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East Anglia is a blend of bustling market towns, idyllic coastal villages and farming heritage
East Anglia is a blend of bustling market towns, idyllic coastal villages and farming heritage

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Our regional focus on East Anglia takes a look at the best pubs available in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire

Largest towns and cities:​ Cambridge, Peterborough, Norwich, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Ely, Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth, King's Lynn  

What the experts say: "​Often referred to as the bread basket of England, East Anglia has long been proud of its farming heritage and the malts grown in the region often end up in a range of beers brewed throughout the area.

"This strong link between the region and brewing leads naturally to an affection for pubs and their role in the community. A largely rural area with many excellent countryside pubs and a scenic coastline attracting tourists nationwide, East Anglia boasts some of the country’s finest pubs.

"Supported by national brewers like Greene King and regional brewers across Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex, East Anglian pubs often flourish thanks to the dedication and appreciation of both their communities and their publicans.

"With its bustling market towns and idyllic coastal villages, East Anglia can be a hugely rewarding region in which to run a pub, with its proximity to London and the Midlands making it an accessible and desirable part of the country in which to live, work or visit on holiday.

"As more people choose to holiday in the UK, its position as a holiday destination is a particular advantage to pubs offering somewhere to stay.” - John Forrest, managing director of Greene King Pub Partners

Done deal

Plough Inn

The Plough Inn, Brackenfield, Derbyshire

Price: £49,000

Tenure: Leasehold

Turnover: Circa £357,000 (inc VAT) to year end March 2016

Wet:dry split: 30:70

Agent: Guy Simmonds
01332 865112

The Plough is a stunning and successful 16th-century stone-built country inn and restaurant. It is situated adjacent to the busy main A615 (Matlock Road) close to the desirable villages of Brackenfield and Wessington. The pub is full of character with exposed beams throughout.

On the market elsewhere

The Wolds Inn

The Wolds Inn, Huggate, York

Price: £525,000

Tenure: Freehold

Turnover (annual): £300,000

Wet:dry split: 35:65

Agent: Davey Co, Leeds
0333 200 8788

Located in the picturesque East Yorkshire village of Huggate, the business has been owned and operated by the same people for the past 24 years and this multifaceted business provides dining for about 90 covers. Planning permission has been granted for the provision of two two-bedroomed log cabins to add to the existing six en-suite letting bedrooms. The business offers excellent development potential.

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