Critically acclaimed Bell at Skenfrith sold by hospitality specialist
Published on 08/01/2015
 Critically acclaimed Bell at Skenfrith sold by hospitality specialist Monmouthshire award-winning restaurant with rooms The Bell at Skenfirth has been sold by hospitality sector specialist Peter Brunt of Colliers International.
Since it was completely restored and refurbished by previous owners Janet and William Hutchingsin 2001, The Bell at Skenfrith has won numerous awards for its accommodation, food and wine list, both nationally and internationally.
Located close to the River Monnow and surrounded by Welsh countryside, The Bell draws much of its custom from Hereford, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Bristol and Newport – which are all within approximately one hour’s drive.
The former 17th century coaching inn has 11 luxury en-suite bedrooms, a two-rosette restaurant, two bars, spacious sitting-rooms with flagstone floors and open fires, a large garden with terrace and orchard as well as its own kitchen garden.
The buyers, an experienced couple in the hospitality sector, are returning from Spain to run the business alongside their existing luxury villa rental business in Sotogrande.
Hotels director Peter said: “The Bell at Skenfrith is a well-known business with an enviable reputation in the hospitality world and has long been a favourite haunt of Londoners looking to get away from a busy city life.
"I wasn’t surprised therefore to hear that the critically-acclaimed restaurant wasn’t on the market for long.
“Interestingly, overseas investors and returning ex-pats are particularly active in the hospitality sector at the moment.
"The UK is once again being regarded as a safe haven and we are receiving enquiries from Europe, and across the world.”
“Some buyers are UK nationals returning from stints abroad, frequently in areas where the free trade that we take for granted is more restricted. Tourism continues to be a key driver in the UK economy, outperforming most other sectors.”