Brown’s Hotel in Tavistock has new owners

PUBLISHED: 16:30 14 July 2014 | UPDATED: 16:30 14 July 2014

17th century coaching inn soon to be part of the JD Wetherspoon brand.

17th century coaching inn soon to be part of the JD Wetherspoon brand.

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Pub operator JD Wetherspoon has acquired Brown’s Hotel, a 17th century former coaching inn in Tavistock, for its hotel brand.

The Grade II Listed building boasts a 4-Star Gold Award from Visit Britain, 2 AA Rosettes for food quality and a host of other awards given to both the hotel and its team in the recent years.

Brown’s Hotel, featuring 21-bedrooms, has the added attraction of being located in the highly-regarded market town of Tavistock, recognised as one of the gateways to the popular Dartmoor National Park.

Brown’s Hotel was sold by specialist property adviser Christie & Co. Matthew Smith, director of Christie & Co’s Exeter office, who handled the sale, said: “Brown’s Hotel is an excellent acquisition for JD Wetherspoon and fits well with its growing hotel portfolio.”

JD Wetherspoon’s first hotel opened in 1998, a 22 bedroom hotel in Shrewsbury, Shropshire and now the company has gained over 30 hotels across the country providing quality accommodation at a great price.

The expanding empire of JD Wetherspoon encompasses over 900 pubs, the oldest of which, The Rochester Castle, Stoke Newington, North London, was opened in 1983 and was one of only seven Wetherspoon pubs.

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