Chorlton’s Horse & Jockey sold

THE freehold for Chorlton pub The Horse & Jockey has been bought by its operator from Punch Taverns, for an undisclosed sum.

Peter Dalton acquired the lease for the pub in December 2008 and has since invested around £300,000 in refurbishing the business, including a new a 40-cover restaurant.

Following the purchase, Mr Dalton said he now plans to add six bedrooms and a micro brewery.

Christie & Co acted on behalf of Mr Dalton to secure the deal.

Keith Stringer, associate director of Christie & Co, said: “We are delighted to have been able to help Peter acquire the freehold of a business in which he has but so much time and effort.

“We are confident that the pub will continue to go from strength to strength as a result of his stewardship and his new plans for the business.”

Mr Dalton’s first venue was the acclaimed Manto Bar located on Manchester’s Canal Street.

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