A well-known Chester pub went under the hammer for over £ 400,000.
Christleton’s Old Trooper was sold at a Pugh Auctions sale in Manchester’s AJ Bell Stadium earlier this week, and was sold to an unnamed buyer for £ 410,000.
The pub, on Whitchurch Road, includes a lounge bar, dining room, toilet, kitchen and utility room on the ground floor and a dining room, staff locker room, office and two separate two-bedroom apartments on the first floor.
It also contains an outdoor patio and a courtyard with 42 parking spaces.
When CheshireLive contacted Pugh Auctions to inquire about the buyer’s plans for the pub, we were told that the information cannot be disclosed, so the future of the building and whether it will remain as a pub is currently unknown.
The Old Trooper has closed since November 2018 after operating for years as a Harvester restaurant owned by Mitchells & Butlers.
Up to 20 full-time and part-time jobs were believed to have been lost at the time.
Paul Thompson, CEO of the Pugh real estate auction house, said: “The pub industry has certainly been under pressure from changing leisure habits in recent years.
“However, these former pub properties offer excellent opportunities for creative redevelopment projects.”