Refurbed pub up for sale two years on

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A pub owner says he has no plans to sell up despite the business being on the market.

The General Havelock on Stanton Road was taken over by brothers Andy and Stefan Rutherford in 2011. The pair spent around £450,000 restoring the freehold pub.

However, Stefan said although estate agents had carried out a valuation he did not want to sell the pub.

The pub is being sold by Christie + Co for offers around £385,000, a reduction of £65,000 from the original price of £450,000.

Stefan said: “We had people come and value it but it’s not something I want to actively get rid of. It’s more to see how the land lies. I like the area and I like the people. I’m very happy where I am.”

When the brothers renovated the real ale pub they uncovered an old 1930s art decor floor and original features.

The pub also has an outside ‘alfresco’ area.