A POPULAR North Tyne country pub is up for sale.

The Holly Bush Inn, at Greenhaugh, has been put on the market less than a year after the current owner took over.

Frankie Parker bought the pub of his mother in February 2018, but now has plans for a new business venture.

“I’ve worked here on and off in between my own e-cigarette business since 2008 when my mother bought it,” he said.

The 17th century former drovers inn received significant refurbishment in 2008 and provides attractive bed and breakfast accommodation.

Located in the heart of Border Reiver country, the pub is a hive of activity with dedicated walkers and outdoor enthusiasts all year round.

Reflecting on his time as landlord, Frankie is grateful to everyone who has helped him at the pub.

He added: “Greenhaugh is such a fantastic area, all the locals are really friendly and have given everyone at the pub great support. Although the location is quite rural, we get visitors from Wark, Bellingham and further across the Tyne Valley.

“Pair that with tourism in the area which is getting busier year-on-year and the pub is in really good stead. It will be a real shame to see it go but I’m excited for what’s next.”

The pub also received significant support from readers of the Hexham Courant in a recent social media poll ranking the district’s best eating and drinking spots.

Frankie explained: “One of my key ambitions when I took over was to transform the garden area.

“We added a small stage and it went down really well in the summer with all the great weather we had.

“There’s so much uncapped potential with this place.

“It’s a really unique pub with a great country pub feel to it, and a place where you can put your own stamp on.”

The pub is up for sale with Bradley Hall estate agents with a guide price of £100,000.