The Grade II-listed Shilton Rose and Crown, near Burford, has been sold after 15 years of private ownership – with new owners already revealing plans to develop the property.
Built in the 1600s in the village of Shilton, two miles south of Burford, the pub and restaurant is described by agents Colliers as built of Cotswold stone and rich with historic charm.
As well as an inglenook fireplace, timber fronted bar and an adjacent dining room seating up to 45 people, the Shilton Rose and Crown has ‘attractive gardens’, a large barn and more than three acres of land.
Elizabeth Koo Donnelly, a new director at the Rose and Crown, said: ‘We were really pleased to find such a beautiful inn for sale, and we are excitedly looking forward to building on the legacy of the former owner and to create new accommodation in the barn that we are currently drawing up plans for.
‘We are aiming to make The Rose and Crown a must-visit destination in the region and welcoming customers old and new.’
Peter Brunt, a director in Colliers’ Hotels Agency team, which handled the sale, described the pub as ‘a fantastic property’ with ‘excellent development potential and scope for growth’.
‘This is the third smart inn located in and around this region that has completed through me in 2022, showing how strong demand is for these lovely businesses,’ said Brunt.
By Andrew Merrell