Historic town hotelis put on the market

One of Berwick's most historic and highly-rated restaurants has been put up for sale for £525,000.

Friday, 27th January 2017, 7:01 am
Garry Greenaway at the Queens Head Hotel, Sandgate.

The Queen’s Head Hotel on Sandgate has been brought to the market through specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co.

The Grade II-listed hotel has six en-suite bedrooms and a contemporary bar and restaurant.

The restaurant, in particular, has carved out a fine reputation for using local products such as seafood, free-range eggs and meats to bring the flavour of Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.

Owner Garry Greenaway, from Hutton, said: “We have been here for 16 profitable years and we believe we are the second longest owner in its 250-year history.

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“In that time, we have established the hotel and restaurant as a top quality business.

“However, we feel that the time has come to move on to a new chapter in our lives.”

Mark Worley, director at Christie & Co who is handling the sale, said: “This is a great opportunity for an owner-operator to take over an already successful and easily managed business.

“The hotel generates profits well in excess of £100,000 and the current owners have a good team in place which allows them to devote time to other pursuits.”

It has three-star Visit England and AA ratings and it also has a Visit England breakfast award.

The hotel is located next to the site where Premier Inn plans to build a 60-bedroom hotel. It is hoped its arrival will increase the number of visitors to Berwick with a knock-on boost for local businesses.

The Queens Head Hotel is available through Christie & Co at an asking price of £525,000 for the freehold.