A STROUD pub which opened in 1782 is being sold with offers invited of more than £300,000

The Star Inn in Whiteshill is described as a 'strong community pub with 60 covers and superb views'.

Peter Brunt, a director with Colliers International’s hotels team, which is handling the sale, said:

“This is a superb business opportunity for people thinking of entering the hospitality industry or for retiring publicans seeking a smaller property.

“The pub occupies a prominent position on Main Road leading from the Paganhill area of Stroud. Close to the Cotswold Way, it is a favourite haunt of walkers all year round.

“It’s very cosy with exposed beams, woodburning stove and a large conservatory extension with superb views over the Stroud Valley.

"There is also a top floor owner’s suite.”

“The owner has recently acquired an adjacent property, developing this in to two nice houses and adding a large beer garden which is yet to be landscaped.

“Our client is a property developer and he will retain the attached Star Cottage – or sell it for offers over £150,000 for conversion to another residential property. But after 10 years he has decided to retire from the business.

“The Star Inn certainly requires some work, but it’s a project with excellent potential.”