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Rede plough pub, near Bury St Edmunds, goes on sale for offers in the region of £395,000





A village pub, closed since December, has been put up for sale.

The Rede Plough, near Bury St Edmunds, is on the market for offers in the region of £395,000.

The Grade II listed pub, in Church Close, closed last December, following the departure of landlords Sallie and Paul Adams.

Rede Plough is up for sale. Picture: Mark Westley
Rede Plough is up for sale. Picture: Mark Westley

The couple took it over as tenants the previous September.

Admiral Taverns, which owns the pub, had hoped new tenant landlords could be found.

But the pub, which dates back to the mid-16th Century, has now gone up for sale.

The restaurant area. Interior and garden pictures: Everard Cole/Rightmove
The restaurant area. Interior and garden pictures: Everard Cole/Rightmove

Agents Everard Cole, of Cambridge, list its features as: main bar, restaurant and snug, traditionally decorated, with a large plot of 0.5 acres.

They say it also has three to four bed private accommodation, is 15 minutes from Bury St Edmunds, has a substantial trade garden to rear, garden seating and car park to the front.

The building is timber framed and rendered, and dates back to mid-16th Century.

The agents say:"On arrival, there is a small garden, laid to grass, with seating under a weeping Willow Tree leading to the main entrance.

The building is timber frame
The building is timber frame

"Once through the doors, you will be greeted by a large carpeted restaurant area with exposed timber frames, service bar alongside the main bar with wooden floor and wooden top servery, large inglenook fireplace and a cosy snug bar area with quarry tiled floor and wood-burner in old fireplace.

The ground-level trade kitchen area is situated behind the bar, providing central service throughout. The pub externally and internally is very attractive and traditionally decorated. Ground floor cellar. Ladies and gents facilities.

There is also a large wooden barn unit to the side of the car park, currently used for storage.

It is described as traditionally decorated
It is described as traditionally decorated

"The 1st floor private accommodation can only be accessed from inside the pub and consists of three bedrooms, two doubles and one large single, room for office, a lounge and a private bathroom.

In December, Admiral Taverns, said: " The pub is currently closed whilst we look for new licensees to ensure The Plough has a long-term successful future."

The Rede Plough was run for 40 years by Brian and Joyce Desborough, who retired in August 2022.

The garden area
The garden area

The couple said admiral Taverns also had plans to refurbish inside and out.

At the time of re-opening, Sallie and Paul, who took over the tenancy in September, said they had hoped to take it to ‘rosette standard’ and were planning to open a farm shop selling local produce.

A bar inside the pub
A bar inside the pub

A spokesman for Admiral Taverns, said: “We are strong believers in the importance of community pubs and our focus is always on helping our licensees to run sustainable pub businesses.

"After careful consideration however, we felt in this instance that The Plough, Rede, did not have a long-term sustainable future and therefore we’ve taken the decision to close the pub and put The Plough up for sale."