Like many of us, the Queen is partial to a tipple – in fact according to a former royal chef, a gin and Dubonnet is her beverage of choice. Now, a pub is opening on Her Majesty’s Sandringham Estate – and if you fancy being the Queen’s local landlord, that option could just be available.
The pub itself is opening in a building that formerly housed a social club, opened by King Edward VII, the Queen’s great grandfather. Sadly, the coronavirus pandemic decimated its membership, and the social club had to close down. However, the decision has now been made that someone new can come along and bring this drinking house back to life, and it certainly sounds like an enticing prospect.
Originally built in the 1800s, the two-storey Edwardian building enjoys panoramic views over the countryside and is near to the church that Queen Elizabeth II attends when she’s in town.
What’s more, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have a country bolthole nearby, so you never know – they could end up popping into granny’s pub now and again.
The Royal Sandringham Estate, pictured above, welcomes over 500,000 visitors a year, and hosts a number of special events such as craft, flower and game fairs.
While the property is part of the Queen’s estate, property agent Landles is tasked with finding the right person to take it over, and is seeking someone ‘with a plan to include engagement with the local community, for a new lease of life bringing commercial activity to the benefit the community and help sustain these important premises.’
Fancy your chances? You can find more information here.