400-year-old inn bought by Wiltshire hospitality business

Wiltshire hospitality business the Chickpea Group has acquired its seventh pub.

The 400-year-old Manor House in Ditcheat near Bruton, Somerset, is due to reopen in June.

The firm’s other locations include Pitton, Broad Chalke, Zeals, Netheravon, Hindon and Wilton.

The business will feature seven guest bedrooms as well as two dining rooms.

The group also has two pizzerias, including Nole on the Square in Salisbury and Nole in the Barn in Wilton.

The sale of the pub was organised by specialist business property advisor Christie & Co.

Ethan Davids, co-founder of Chickpea Group, said: “The Manor House is a truly beautiful pub and offers everything we look for in a Chickpea country boozer.

“The pub has always been incredibly well-supported by the local area, so we hope people are excited about our plans as we are.”

Richard Wood, Christie & Co regional Director, said: “I am absolutely thrilled to announce the successful sale of The Manor House Inn, following its closure in November 2023.

“Given their reputation and expertise, I have no doubt that the new owners, Chickpea Group will maximise the potential of this historic pub and transform it into a thriving establishment once again.”

Dating back to the 1600s, The Manor House Inn is steeped in history and stands proudly as a cornerstone of Ditcheat’s rich heritage.

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