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The Royal Oak Inn, Nunnington – -Freehold Price: £575,000

Set in a stunning village location just a fifteen minute drive away from Castle Howard lies a hugely characterful freehouse and restaurant that is seeking a new owner to help continue its success.

From the outside, The Royal Oak Inn, Nunnington, oozes charm and, although the inside has been substantially refurbished, that too has managed to retain a wealth of character. The main trading areas can comfortably accommodate over 60 covers, with an additional outside trading terrace, car park and stable block. There are also five rooms of excellent owners accommodation on the first floor of the main building which could be converted to provide letting bedrooms subject to planning.

Stepping into the ground floor lounge bar, you will notice it has return bar servery and seating for in excess of 40 customers. There is also a games room with a double sided log burner and seating for around 8 to 10 covers. From there, the pub has open access through to the dining room which accommodates roughly 16 covers.

There are ladies and gentlemen’s WCs and a catering kitchen service the main trading areas. Externally, gated access onto the car park provides access through to a paved outside seating terrace and a former detached stable block which could be converted to provide three en suite letting bedrooms. There is also a private garden for the owners. The quaint and pretty property trades five days per week and has considerable development potential.

Current owner, Jill Greetham, told Wine & Dine Yorkshire: ‘We’re looking for new owners to take on this lovely traditional pub and restaurant and make it more special. The location is my favourite thing about The Royal Oak – we are set in the food lovers triangle of North Yorkshire amongst three Michelin Star restaurants and are close by to some great sights. We have Nunnington Hall on our doorstep, Castle Howard close by and we’re nestled in the Howardian Hills. I might be bias but I’d say this area was one of the best places to live in North Yorkshire. We’re dedicated to making sure we find the right person to take on our much-loved pub and restaurant, so if you think it could be for you then please get in touch.’

To find out more about The Royal Oak Inn, Nunnington, contact Jill Greetham by telephone: 07715 869270 or email:

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