EVER fancied being a pub landlord? Those thinking of going into the industry may be interested to know that one of the area's most popular pubs, the Throckmorton Arms, is up for sale.

The pub and adjacent meadow is controlled by a private family trust and the trustees have decided to reorganise the trust's assets, which involves the sale of the property.

A well known hostelry to many, it takes its name from the local Throckmorton family, long time residents of nearby Coughton Court, whose roots date back to before the Gunpowder Plot on Parliament in 1605.

Located midway between Studley and Alcester on Birmingham Road, the traditional pub has beams, brasses a huge open fire and comfortable sofas as well as a large dining area and 10 en suite bedrooms. There is a separate cottage and living quarters leading onto open grassland outside too.

Paul Newby, director of leisure property Fleuret's Birmingham office, said: "Quality freeholds such as this have been a rarity over the last few years and there is much to offer here to a new owner at a freehold asking price of £725,000."

Mr Newby added that the large site, hosting more than four acres, offers considerable potential for developing trade both internally and externally.