This town centre inn for sale dates back hundreds of years and is full of period features. 

The Old King’s Arms Hotel & Restaurant, in Pembroke, is a Grade II listed property which has history dating back to the 1500s, being constructed in its current form in the late 18th century. 

In 1795, a saddler named David Millingchamp became the landlord, with the hotel closing in 1835 and becoming a saddler’s with an inn, which was known as the Bunch of Grapes. 

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The bar area. (Christie & Co)

The name change was largely driven by the Rebecca Riots, which were protests against road tolls with bad feeling towards the crown rising. 

In the late 1850s, the property was renamed the Old King’s Arms, and over the years remained popular, with the Farmer’s Club and other societies using the inn as a meeting place. 

The property has been owned by the same family since 1953, who in that time have created a new restaurant and bar. 

On the ground floor, there is a lounge bar with a bar servery, beamed ceiling and stone walls, the bar and dining area with a fitted bar, a fireplace and a beamed ceiling, and a restaurant, with flagstone and solid wood floors, beams and a log burning fireplace. 

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The main restaurant area. (Christie & Co)

There is also a commercial catering kitchen with a walk-in fridge and freezer, customer toilets, a staff room and a preparation area. 

Upstairs, there is a restaurant and function room with a feature fireplace and views over the town centre, and a residents’ lounge with a bar servery and a fireplace. 

The letting accommodation is made up of 17 en-suite bedrooms, while the owners’ accommodation is set over two floors and comprises two en-suite bedrooms, a study, a lounge, a fitted kitchen and a utility area. 

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The residents' lounge. (Christie & Co )

Outside, there is a courtyard garden area to the rear and a car park for 20 cars. 

The property is being sold by estate agents Christie & Co for a price of £800,000. 

The agent commented: “This imposing Grade II Listed stone built property sits proudly on the Main Street of Pembroke only 200 yards from Pembroke Castle. 

“The business has been in the same family since 1953 and offers an outstanding opportunity for new owners to benefit from an established business with an excellent reputation. 

“The property is presented to a high standard and all rooms have undergone redecoration over the past few years. 

“This is a genuine retirement sale and offers a wonderful opportunity.”