Business as usual as Royston pub is put up for sale

Old Crown for sale

Old Crown for sale - Credit: Archant

IT is “business as usual” at one of Royston’s biggest pubs despite the building’s owners putting it up for sale.

The freehold of The Old Crown, in Baldock Street, has been put on the market at a suggested starting price of £930,000.

Royston’s former post office, The Old Crown is described as a “three-bedroom pub at a prominent location in the town centre.”

Pub company Bramwell Pubs and Bars are the current tenants, and have a lease on the building which runs until 2030.

A spokesman said: “The freehold investment of the Old Crown in Royston is currently up for sale and is being marketed through CBRE. This has no effect on the trading of the pub and its very much business as usual for the team at the Old Crown.”

It is the second prominent building in the town to be put up for sale in recent weeks. The Banyers hotel, in Melbourn Street, is up for a sale at a price of £800,000.

The Banyers has been closed since the end of November, when current owner, Tony Roach, boarded up the hotel after admitting defeat in a long-running battle with residents and North Herts District Council over a marquee in the hotel’s grounds.

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In October Mr Roach pleaded guilty to breaching an enforcement notice from the district council requesting him to remove the marquee.