A well-known Lye pub and microbrewery is going under the hammer with a guide price of £475k.

The Windsor Castle Inn, Printworks Brewery and Dr Hardwickes Gin Bar on Stourbridge Road, Lye, has built a reputation over recent years as a popular free house with its own string of ales produced on the premises.

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It will be up for the highest bid at a Bond Wolfe online auction on Thursday July 13.

The freehold property is on the busy Lye Cross Junction of Stourbridge and Pedmore Roads.

Ron Darlington, consultant director at Bond Wolfe, said: “This is a rare – almost unique – opportunity to own a piece of history, a successful and established licensed premises, microbrewery, bed and breakfast and offices.

“A well-known and popular free house, the pub has recorded sales of £454,900 net of VAT for the year ending 30 September 2022, with a gross profit margin of 65%, not including any free trade or mail order sales from the Printworks Brewery.

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“The Printworks Brewery was originally part of Sadlers Brewery's production plant and was rebranded in 2019.

“It lies to the rear of the pub’s beer stores and includes brewery, fermenting and cold rooms, with a capacity for approximately 60 brewer’s barrels per week.

“This is a prominent free house with four letting rooms, an external drinking area and car parking for approximately 10 vehicles.”

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The pub’s ground floor includes the main bar area with a timber bar servery, high tables, a piano and further areas including a Victorian-style fireplace, a dining area for up to 90 covers, a trade kitchen, preparation and freezer room.

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The first floor has a gin room, customer toilets, four separate offices and a laundry room, and there are four double bedrooms – two with ensuites and two with their own private shower room.

The Windsor Castle Inn is just one of 185 properties appearing in Bond Wolfe’s next auction.

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