A PUB which closed unexpectedly has gone up for sale.

The Royal Oak in Kelsall has been listed for sale on the property website Rightmove.

It comes after the countryside gastropub and hotel announced it would be shutting until further notice due to “unforeseen circumstances”.

Marketed by Fleurets, the leasehold for detached property has a guide price of £150,000.

This includes 16 ensuite hotel rooms, patios to the front and rear, 32 car parking spaces, and a marquee in the garden.

There is also a 90-cover restaurant along with the King Arthur suite, a private dining area catering for a further 12 customers featuring a full suit of armour.

The brochure on the Fleurets website adds: “Our client took possession of the building in 2011 and undertook a major refurbishment, turning a rundown drinking pub into a 12-bedroom hotel, spending £700,000, introducing an Italian wood burning pizza oven, locals/sports bar plus private dining room (King Arthur Suite) then three years later turning a small function room into four extra bedrooms giving 16 in total.

“Having franchised out business the business has now returned to the owners.

“Benefiting from local trade and business trade, with excellent reviews from both TripAdvisor and Travelzoo.”

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Northwich Guardian: The restaurant features a wood burning pizza ovenThe restaurant features a wood burning pizza oven (Image: Rightmove/Fleurets)

The listing adds that there is scope to increase trade by opening for seven days a week instead of five and by using the pizzeria as a takeaway – “providing another useful source of business and customers collecting pizzas often use the sports bar while waiting”.

There is also potential to expand on the premises’ wedding and functions offerings, by utilising the main building and garden marquee.

The closure of the pub, announced via Facebook on October 31, came just months after the former owner was sentenced for food safety and hygiene offences.

William Andrew Shaw, company director of Oak Cheshire Limited which traded as the hotel on Chester Road, pleaded guilty to nine offences on May 24 at Chester Magistrates Court.

Northwich Guardian: A marquee in the pub's garden is used to host functionsA marquee in the pub's garden is used to host functions (Image: Rightmove/Fleurets)

Cheshire West and Chester Council food team officers visited the venue last year to investigate an allegation that a customer had fallen ill after being served an incorrect pizza.

During the inspection officers found the business to be “dirty”, with “inadequate procedures” in place to manage food safety and allergens, as well as a lack of training for staff.

In January this year, The Royal Oak was given a new hygiene rating of five, with the council stating that the business has a new owner and management.

Northwich Guardian: The pub features a 90-cover restaurantThe pub features a 90-cover restaurant (Image: Rightmove/Fleurets)