Historic pub near Worcester up for auction

BWA Walter de Cantelupe Inn

A rural village pub named after the 13th century bishop of Worcester is going up for online auction at the end of this month.

The Walter De Cantelupe Inn, on the Main Road in Kempsey, four miles south of Worcester and with views of the Malvern Hills, comes with a guide price of £350,000+.

The freehold public house, which has high ratings for its food and bed-and-breakfast rooms, will appear in the livestreamed auction on Wednesday 31 March.

Ian Tudor, managing director of Bond Wolfe Auctions, said: “This is a rare opportunity to acquire a characterful village pub in a desirable village location, with the potential to extend.

“The current owner has previously obtained planning permission for a large extension to the rear to provide additional guest rooms and owner’s accommodation.

“Although that has now lapsed, the plans could be revived, subject to new planning permission.

“Alternatively, the property is also considered suitable for a change of use to a private residential dwelling with scope to extend, again subject to planning permission.”

The pub is just one of 226 lots appearing in the next Bond Wolfe Auction’s online auction which starts at 8.30am on Wednesday 31 March.