A pub in the centre of Hexham has emerged onto the market for just £595,000.

The Heart of Northumberland had a major refurbishment in 2015 and was returned to its former glory.

The Grade II listed pub is just off the market place on the very pretty Market Street.

The pub has a superb reputation locally and gained recognition in 2018 when it was voted Runner-Up in the Observer Magazine Awards as Best Place to Drink.

Alan Philipson, the current owner, restored the building but has decided to focus on different projects and his family.

He said: "I’m very proud of what the team and I have created here at the Heart over the last 9 years.

"We have a superb reputation locally and we’re very well used by visitors coming to the area in this booming, tourist location.  

"I now have a growing, young family I want to spend more time with and focus on some different projects & interests in the future."

David Cash, Regional Director at Christie & Co comments, "The Heart is a brilliant example of an independently run freehouse which holds itself to impeccable standards.

Don't miss out on the latest news and stories. Subscribe to the Northern Echo, click here

Most read

Aaron Morris inquest: Wife found husband at Esh Winning crash

Ofsted: Kirk Merrington Primary in County Durham 'outstanding'

Consett Catholic priest reprimanded after 'vulgar' sermon

"Freehold opportunities like this in such strong trading locations rarely come to market and there is strong appetite from regional and national pub companies as well as local entrepreneurs looking to run pubs, so I suspect we’ll have early interest from a multitude of buyers.

"The freehold property is being sold along with the well-performing and profitable, going-concern business and so staff and customers should be reassured of the pubs future."

The freehold interest in The Heart of Northumberland, Hexham is offered for sale at an asking price of £595,000.