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Historic Railway Inn pub up for sale in Fairford

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: February 05, 2013

Just the ticket:  The Railway Inn, Fairford

Just the ticket: The Railway Inn, Fairford

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A SLICE of history is up for sale in Fairford.

Public house the Railway Inn has been trading in the village for more than 250 years.

The tavern, which underwent a massive revamp six years ago, is now going up for sale.

It is on the market through specialist agents Colliers International for £475,000.

Colliers International hotels director Peter Brunt said the Railway Inn ticked all the boxes for people looking for a spot in the countryside where they could take on their own pub.

He added: "The pub was given a thorough refurbishment and makeover in 2007.

"The property is believed to have traded as a pub from the 1750s, changing its name to the Railway Inn in 1875."

Its current owners have opted to sell-up to concentrate on their scaffolding business.

Mr Brunt added: "The pub is largely run for them by a live-in management couple, but a change in priorities has persuaded the family to sell"

Thousands have been spent on the property in the past six years as part of a massive refurbishment.

It included a complete redesign of the bar itself in a bid to update the property.

And the renovation work had helped to bring back the original Cotswold stone which had been hidden away over the years.

Mr Brunt said: "The current owners bought the Railway in 2007. They then commenced a refurbishment which included re-flooring the trading areas, changing the position of the bar and replacing the kitchen."

Appealing

The estate agent said he believed that the new owner would be able to take advantage of the tourist trade coming into the area, as well as appealing to regulars who currently use the pub.

Mr Brunt said he hoped events in the area would make the pub more attractive to prospective owners. "Fairford is probably best known for the Royal International Air Tattoo, held at RAF Fairford every year and bringing a big benefit to trade in the town," he added.

"The Railway is prominently positioned to be able to pick up passing and tourist trade travelling from Cirencester to Lechlade-on-Thames, as well as local business."

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