Bristol pub famous for its spectacular Christmas decorations offered for sale
A popular Bristol pub, well known for its spectacular Christmas decorations, has gone up for sale.
The Quinton House in Park Place, near Queen’s Road, has been owned for 11 years by Patrick Gomm, who previously ran The Artichoke in Broadmead.
Patrick, who has worked in the hospitality industry for over 50 years, has decided to retire as his 70th birthday approaches.
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The seasoned owner is fortunate to own full ownership of the building, which has been a pub since 1896.
In addition to the pub area on the ground floor, there is a two bedroom apartment above, overlooking the greenery opposite.
Patrick says: “I am fortunate to have an asset like this because it is a unique property in a beautiful position. I would like to think that it will be sold either as a going concern or as a unique individual property that could be developed subject to planning etc.
The property is being marketed by estate agents Morgan Beddoe with a sale price of £ 600,000 at its November auction.
Morgan Beddoe’s website describes the property as a freehold public house with a separate two-bedroom apartment above, suitable for a variety of different uses subject to planning.
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He says: “The property offers the option of continuing as a pub or being redeveloped into a variety of different uses including a restaurant, offices, apartments, HMO or mews house subject to the obtaining the necessary planning authorizations. “
Patrick took over the pub in 2010 after selling The Artichoke pub to Lewins Mead. The Broadmead site was bought by developers and turned into the Premier Inn.
Patrick gained a reputation at The Artichoke for his elaborate Christmas decorations and this is something he continued at The Quinton House.
Every December the pub is full of festive decorations inside and out, with a huge Christmas tree on the rooftop terrace.
He says the sale of the property has an extended completion period, so he plans to make his last Christmas at Quinton House the biggest and best yet.
“Chances are we’ll still be open at Christmas so people can still enjoy Quinton’s usual hospitality over the holiday season.
“I’m looking forward to the last Christmas here and have all the decorations ready. I’ll also make sure we have the biggest Christmas tree we’ve ever seen – it will be even bigger than the one in the Center!
After 50 years in the pub business, Patrick says it’s time for a change, but he’s not ruling out running pubs again.
“The advertising game has completely changed and it is always evolving into something else because of the pandemic.
“It’s long hours and hands-on work, but I still love what I do every day. As I approach 70, it would be nice to do something different, so I’m probably going to take 18 months off and who knows what then. Maybe I’ll buy another ad!
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