A Cotswolds country pub has been sold for £850,000.
The Horse and Groom at Upper Oddington near Stow-on-the-Wold has been sold to Drunken Sailor Holidays Ltd.
Norman Liu from Drunken Sailor Holidays said: “We loved the idea of running an English country pub. “Having entered the hospitality business we will bring our enthusiasm and excitement to create a truly unique visit.
“We want to create a memorable dining experience mixing fusion cuisine with fantastic local produce, such as Gloucester Old Spot pork, to make the Horse and Groom that little bit more different and exciting. “We strive to source as much of our produce within a 50-mile radius of the pub.”
The archetypal English village inn is believed to date from 1580 and is built of Cotswold stone with exposed walls, beams and flagstones throughout.
A grade II listed building, it has bar and stylish restaurant that can seat around 86 people.
It has seven letting rooms, five in the main house and two in ‘The Cottage’.
Norman Liu added: “We loved visiting the area but during our visits it was apparent there were few opportunities to stay over if you have a dog.
“We were determined to change that and from now on the two rooms in The Cottage will be dog friendly.
“In addition, we will provide a healthy dog menu, so owners don’t have to worry about spending too long away from home.
“We will also have a local artist to sketch portraits of dogs to hang on one of the walls, to be called ‘Our Village Dogs’.
“As we have a rescue dog, all profits will be going to the Dogs Trust, which is based 16 miles away in Evesham.”