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The Fruiterers Arms pub in Rodmersham goes on the market

A traditional country pub, which has served villagers for more than a century, has gone on the market.

The Fruiterers Arms in Bottles Lane, Rodmersham, near Sittingbourne, has a large garden, log burners and is known for its home-cooked food.

The Fruiterers Arms in Rodmersham
The Fruiterers Arms in Rodmersham

There is also a four-bedroom owner's accommodation and parking for about 26 cars.

Owned by Caroline Mackay, it has been put on the market by property specialists Christie & Co.

She took over the pub in 2014 and having made a number of improvements to the business has decided to sell the pub to focus on family life after recently becoming a mother.

Before she took over the running of the pub, which overlooks the village green, Tony De-Bell and Adrian Hall were in charge for 12 years.

James Hughes, senior business agent, added: “The Fruiterers Arms is set in a lovely location, in the village of Rodmersham.

"There is a great opportunity here for an incoming buyer, especially if they are able to negotiate a new free of tie lease.”

The Fruiterers Arms is on the market at a price of £75,000 per annum for the leasehold interest.

It is the only pub in the village, with the nearest boozers being in Lynsted and Milstead, although there is a bar at nearby Rodmersham squash club.

The Red Lion, in Rawling Street, Milstead, was sold to new landlords, Christopher and Hazel Mitchell, earlier this year.

The business was sold as a freehold for £575,000 by its previous occupiers, Patrick and Josephine Coevoet, who had been in charge of the local for 13 years.

The Red Lion was also marketed by Christie and Co.

To view the listing for the Fruiterers Arms, click here.

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