An award-winning country pub, restaurant and hotel has been put on the market for £735,000.

The Pheasant, Gestingthorpe, has been run by James and Diana Donoghue for the past 12 years and in 2014-2015 the pub was named AA Pub of the Year for England.

However the couple have now decided to call time on their association with the 500-year-old property, allowing them to work on other projects.

Mr Donoghue said: "It is a wonderful opportunity for someone and I want to see it continue as a pub.

"I am determined to keep it as a going concern rather than have a developer come in and buy it.

"From my point of view I have had a soft spot for the area for a long time.

"The lifestyle is great and views out of the back are beautiful. The pub is still busy and it is a fantastic location."

The premises is made up of a main restaurant and bar area, commercial kitchen, upstairs owners accommodation and five double guest rooms, which are rated at five star by AA.

A large car park, storage buildings and a smokery are all located outside of the main property.

Mr Donoghue said: "When we came here it was a very different offer they had for people.

"Now it is set up how we designed it."

The pub is still operational, with the couple in no rush to sell as they say they are willing to wait for the right buyer.

"We are still open but have reduced the hours slightly so I have a bit more time for other projects," Mr Donoghue said.

"We are leaving because I come from various careers and I am looking to spread my wings again."

The pub is on the market for £735,000.

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