A POPULAR rural bar and restaurant on the Denbighshire and Conwy border has been put up for sale.

The Hawk & Buckle Inn, a 17th century former coaching inn situated in the village of Llannefydd, has been taken to the market for an asking price of £350,000.

The historic two storey building, which has period features such as traditional beamed ceilings and an inglenook fireplace, accompanied by far-reaching views of the Clwydian Range mountains, was taken over by current owners Gareth and Siwan White five years ago but they have decided to sell in order to concentrate on their family business.

They said: “We have enjoyed running the Hawk for the last five years but have recently taken on full managerial responsibility for the family farm and feel that we cannot possibly do justice to both businesses.”

The property, which has a large open-plan lounge bar for 60 people and a beer garden for 30 people, has been extended by the owners in recent years to incorporate eight en-suite letting bedrooms across the ground and first floors.

An adjoining restaurant and breakfast room seats an additional 30 people.

There is also private parking for eight vehicles.

Keith Stringer, director at Christie & Co, who is handling the sale said: “The Hawk & Buckle Inn is an incredibly characterful public house that provides potential purchasers seeking a more laid-back pace of life with a turnkey lifestyle business. There is a significant opportunity to grow turnover through increasing the opening hours, which are currently limited.

"With this in mind, we expect significant interest from both local buyers as well as those wishing to relocate.”

For more information on the property contact Christie & Co by calling 020 7227 0700.