An attractive character public house on the edge of the Somerset Levels is on the market with commercial specialists Greenslade Taylor Hunt.

Commercial surveyor, Joseph Hughes, who is handling the sale, said: “The Rose and Crown offers prospective purchasers a rare opportunity to acquire a popular village pub fitted to a high standard with character and charm, including large inglenook fireplaces, flagstone flooring and a feature glass covered well.”

The pub at Stoke St Gregory, near Taunton, is on the market at a guide price of £425,000 and is believed to date back to the 17th Century.

It was the subject of a major restoration project following a fire in recent years and is in particularly good condition throughout.

The bar and restaurant area can cater for 44 covers, while a large room off the main bar, suitable for functions, can accommodate another 20 covers.

The well equipped kitchen features modern stainless steel fixtures and fittings, including built-in deep fat fryers, oven, eight ring hob, griddle, grills, bread oven, dishwasher, plate warmers and extensive storage facilities, including two walk-in fridge/freezers.

Upstairs there are four guest bedrooms, three with modern en suite facilities. On the ground floor there is a self-contained one bedroom flat.

Externally there is a car park and a paved sun terrace, with summerhouse, used as a beer garden.

The Browning family has been running the establishment since 1979 and now intends to pursue other interests.

The property has planning permission for conversion to residential use, there is also potential for other uses such as a nursery, offices or clinic.

For more information and to arrange a viewing please contact Joseph Hughes at Greenslade Taylor Hunt on 01823 334455.