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Hotel and restaurant on the market

Hotel property adviser Christie & Co is marketing The Gaskell Arms Hotel & Restaurant, in Much Wenlock. The venue has been in the Sheldon family for 45 years and is now up for sale due to the owners' planned retirement.

Formerly a 17th century coaching Inn, The Gaskell Arms has become a landmark in the medieval town and it is in a central position for visiting Ironbridge Gorge, Ludlow, Shrewsbury and Church Stretton.

Between 1630 – 1861 the hotel was part of the Much Wenlock Estate, owned by the Williams-Wynn family and was called the Wynnstay Arms, before it was taken on by the Milnes-Gaskell family and became The Gaskell Arms.

The Grade II listed hotel has hosted many notable figures over the years, including Mick Jagger and Dr. William Penny-Brookes, one of the pioneers of the modern day Olympic Games. It's a popular venue for special occasions and family events, with a large walled garden and terraced area, and a sizeable private car park.

The venue retains many period features throughout its 14 en suite lettings rooms and restaurant, lounge and bar. 

Sam Roberts, broker in Christie & Co’s West Midlands hotel team, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity to acquire an historic coaching inn at the foot of  the Shropshire Hills AONB. Over the past 45 years, the current owners have created a versatile business with multiple income streams and have now decided to sell in order to retire, which presents an excellent platform for an incoming owner to take the business forward.”

Current owners Maxine and Ross Sheldon said, "The hotel has been our family’s lifetime work but it’s now time for a change of ownership and we look forward to finding the next custodians to take the business forward.”