The Olde Dog Inn was sold after 30 years of ownership under the Murphy family, which is assisting with the transition.
The pub is situated off the A127 in Herongate Tye near Brentwood, and has a Grade II-listing for its historic features, which date back to the 16th century.
Opportunity to grow
Businessman Tyrone Coombes and his colleagues at a local bespoke voice communications company plan to invest in the pub.
The food-led pub contains a large open plan space with capacity for 90 people.
There is a traditional beamed ceiling bar and adjoining snug, with a specific area for dogs, called ‘The Doghouse’.
It attracts passing trade for local attractions such as Weald Country Park, Thorndon Country Park and a number of golf courses and wedding venues.
Anthony Jenkins, associate director at Christie & Co, who handled the sale, said: "I'm very happy to have assisted in the sale of this historic pub.
“We had good levels of interest locally thanks to the business’s reputation, in addition to the high demand for freehold businesses in this part of Essex.
“I wish the new owners all the best with their future endeavours and I have no doubt the business will thrive under their ownership."
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