A 17th-century pub is up for sale due to the owners' retirement.

Hilda and Johnny Wright, co-owners of The Bay Horse Inn in West Woodburn, are selling the Grade I listed building due to their retirement.  

The historic coaching inn, which was built in 1790, still contains original period features and has seven letting rooms all decorated to a high standard.

Hexham Courant: Inside the Bay Horse InnInside the Bay Horse Inn (Image: The Bay Horse Inn)

One room has its own private bathroom with a typical old-fashioned bar, pool table area and a restaurant seating 50 people. 

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Hilda, who turns 82 this year, said she and her husband have owned the Bay Horse Inn twice since the 1980s.

Hexham Courant: An undated photograph of The Bay Horse Inn An undated photograph of The Bay Horse Inn (Image: The Bay Horse Inn)

They owned the pub from 1983 for several years before selling up and eventually retiring for two years. The pair then bought the Bay Horse Inn again in 2006, and have run it currently for nearly 20 years.

Hilda and Johnny, who live in Bellingham, are now looking to retire to spend more time with their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

"I think I'm probably ready to retire," Hilda said. "It's a perfect place for young couples to come to exploit it.

"It has a lovely atmosphere. People come from miles and miles away for the carvery on Sunday," she said.

A building plot, located across the road behind the pub, is also up for sale separate from the Bay Horse Inn. 

The plot has had planning permission approved for a five-bedroom Dutch bungalow. 

The Bay Horse Inn is set in more than an acre of grounds extending to the River Rede. This beautiful lawned area has its own development opportunities, subject to planning.

There are ten years left of a Renewable Heat Incentive Biomass Boiler Initiative, which Hilda and Johnny say brings in £9,000 each year.

The Bay Horse Inn is priced at £390,000 freehold with the building plot available by separate negotiation.

Turnover is approximately £7,000 to £8,000 each week.