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A couple who have collaborated on events bringing together wine, food and music have bought a historic Suffolk pub.

Sophie and Pete Goss are taking over the Kings Head and Brewery in Bildeston from Nigel and Sue Fell, who have owned the business since 2008.

The first time pub buyers, who live near the village, will use the Kings Head as a base for their joint venture 'Notes Wine and Music'.

The Kings Head and Brewery in Bildeston. Picture: Fleurets
The Kings Head and Brewery in Bildeston. Picture: Fleurets

Sophie said: "It will be both a watering hole with an eclectic selection of everyday drinking wines and local beers and will also provide a much needed wine shop for the local and surrounding area.

"We aim to stay true to the heritage and character of the building in being a place of welcoming conviviality and drawing on our experience and a great deal of friends in the world of wine, music and food, we look to host special winemaker dinners, live music and food and drink events."

They have previously run companies Nova Music and Mayfly Wine and collaborated on events bringing together wine, food and music.

The property was built in the 14th century as a wool warehouse, before being converted into a pub sometime around 1530.

A micro-brewery was added to the King's Head in 1996.

Simon Jackaman, of Fleurets, who brokered the sale, said there was a 'strong demand for pubs within great village locations'.

"Over recent months we have sold a number of them with many remaining as licensed premises to both new and experienced buyers," he said.

"The Eastern region and particularly counties like Suffolk are very much sought after and demonstrate that the local pub market remains alive and very active.

"I would like to wish Sophie and Pete the very best of luck in their new venture."

The Kings Head and Brewery was sold freehold for an undisclosed amount off an asking price of £310,000.