The freehold of Great Bedwyn's Cross Keys pub is up for sale

Written by Tony Millett on .

The pub right at heart of the village of Great Bedwyn, The Cross Keys, is up for sale.  This is not the more usual sale of a lease on the pub, it is the pub's freehold that has been put onto the market.

The international estate agents Savills are marketing the pub at an asking price of £475,000.

The details say that The Cross Keys has been 'Attractively refurbished internally' which presumably refers to the work done by the present tenants.  The pub's 'L-shaped' bar has space for 40 covers with a central kitchen.

There is also a large room that was a skittle alley which can be used as a function room.  On the upper floor there are five bedrooms (two en-suite), a lounge and a large bathroom.   Behind the pub there is a large garden with tables.

The Cross Keys is owned by the same company that owns The Barge at Honeystreet.  The Cross keys' Facebook page carries the logo of Honeystreet Ales which is run by the owners of the two pubs.

The Cross Keys is still open - garden and bar.  It advertised its Euro football and Wimbledon tennis television times.

And tenants Alex and Penny have announced two more dates for their "Lunch for All" community meals - July 28 and August 25.

In December 2011 Bedwyn's Three Tuns pub closed.  Villagers feared it would become a private home. But it was bought by London-based chef James Wilsey and reopened in June 2012 as a pub and restaurant.

The estate agent's webpage for the sale of The Cross Keys is here.