An historic pub in the centre of Penrith is up for sale for £675,000.

The property has a rich history, dating back to the 15th century, it was famously home to Richard III prior to his ascent to the English throne and has been run as an inn since 1719.

Still retaining the original oak panelling and fireplaces, Dockray Hall has been well maintained following sympathetic restorations by the current owners.

Comprising two bars and a well-appointed snug, the spacious trading area offers seating for over 80 patrons, with additional outside seating available on the patio to the front of the property.

The pub’s food offering focuses on modern British cuisine using fresh, local and seasonal produce, alongside a full range of local ales including Loweswater Gold.

Highly regarded in the local and wider community, the thriving business has been recognised with multiple recent award wins, most notably ‘Tourism Pub of the Year’ at the 2018 Cumbria Tourism Awards and ‘Food & Drink of the Year’ at the 2018 Penrith Star of Business Awards.

The business presents the opportunity to expand trade further by developing a private dining or function room on the first floor, in order to capitalise on the business’s excellent reputation for food.

Additionally, there are three bedrooms on the first floor of the property which could be used for either guest letting or staff accommodation, following the necessary refurbishments.

Tom O’Malley, senior licensed business agent at Christie & Co, who is handling the sale, said: "The sale of Dockray Hall represents a fantastic opportunity for potential buyers.

"It's rare that a business wins so many awards, so soon after opening. "This is a testament to their quality and demonstrates that there is plenty of growth potential here for purchasers to capitalise upon."