Cotswolds pub gets new owners after ill-health prompted 'discreet' sale

A Cotswolds pub and restaurant is now under new ownership. The Lamb in Great Rissington, near Bourton-on-the-Water, had been under family ownership for many years.

But ill health meant it was discreetly put on the market and it has now been acquired by WH Brakspear & Sons, based in Henley in Oxfordshire. A refurbishment of the bar and dining areas is to take place.

The aim is to offer a hub for the community and a place to stay and dine in for those travelling to the area from further afield. Brakspear is now looking for a tenant to take it on.

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Brakspear CEO, Tom Davies said: 'We are delighted to announce the acquisition of The Lamb at Great Rissington, and it will be a fantastic addition to our estate. We have other businesses with rooms within the Cotswolds, which are thriving, so it's an area we understand.

"The Lamb, a beautiful Grade II listed building with 14 bedrooms, overlooks the Windrush valley. It has been under family ownership for many years, but due to ill health, it was discreetly offered to the market.

"The pub boasts a bar and restaurant with 80 covers and 14 en-suite bedrooms. Outside, there is a car park and attractive gardens with seating areas at the front, side and rear of the pub.Plans are underway for Brakspear to invest in refurbishing The Lamb's bar area and dining spaces, with the work to be carried out by Brakspear's own skilled in-house design team."

Brakspear's Business Development director, Gerard Winder said: "Our vision for The Lamb is to create a community hub whilst also offering a wonderful place to relax, stay and dine if visiting from further afield. Brakspear will be looking for a tenant with experience of the area and a strong background in food and beverage to take the business on a tenancy agreement". For more information visit

Nestled in the picturesque village of Great Rissington, The Lamb Inn is set to become a focal point for both locals and visitors alike. With its proximity to charming Cotswold destinations such as Bourton on the Water and Stow-on-the-Wold, all within 3 miles, it's perfectly placed for those exploring the area or seeking a country escape.

Cheltenham, Cirencester, and Oxford are all within easy reach, being just a 40-minute drive away, while Kingham serves as the nearest train station.

The Lamb Inn, located at Great Rissington, Gloucestershire, GL54 2LP, can be contacted via telephone on 01451 820388. More details can be found online at