Northeast Hampshire pub, The Thatched Cottage has revealed that it will reopen this August having had its leasehold sale acquired by local resident Craig Fitzpatrick alongside his business partner, Neil Williams.
Situated on a large plot on the junction of Prospect Road and Chestnut Road, the Grade II listed property features a restored 18th Century timber frame and thatched roof.
Internally, the pub comprises a split-level bar and restaurant area, along with three-bedroom living accommodation located on the first floor. There is also a large beer garden and extensive car parking.
The pub has been shut since June 2019 and has since benefited from “significant investments” over the past two months, following a complete renovation by the freeholder and new tenant to prepare the business for reopening in August 2021.
Fitspatrick and Williams said: “We’re delighted to be the new leaseholders of what is an incredible building, we’re really looking forward to reopening the pub and welcoming back the locals, many of whom feared this would never be a pub again.
“It’s been exciting finding some of the original features which we feel have been hidden away for too many years. We can’t wait to open the doors in August.”
Richard Wood, associate director, Christie and Co hospitality team, who handled the sale, added: “I am delighted to have leased out the Thatched Cottage and I have no doubt that the new operators will realise the pub’s full potential in the coming months and years.
“We received multiple offers for the pub, which illustrates the continued demand we are seeing for pubs throughout the South of England.”