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Virgins & Castle

High Street, Kenilworth, CV8 1LY

About this opportunity

Sitting in a prime location on the old high street in the heart of Kenilworth’s beautiful and historic old town, is the Virgins and Castle pub.

The Virgins and Castle represents a unique opportunity to take on one of the oldest pubs in Kenilworth. Established in 1563 and full to the brim with charm, history and character, this attractive and cosy pub entices both local residents and passers-by.

The pub underwent a refurbishment two years ago and has been beautifully and respectfully decorated in homage to its heritage.

Branching off from the large bar with its extensive drinks selection you with find lots of little snug rooms across different levels. There are low ceilings in places, high ceilings in others and fire places all around, which all add to the character of this proper English pub. Outside is a lovely walled garden with plenty of seating.

The pub boasts a fantastic ambience and offers many nooks and crannies to have a cosy pint or meal. As well as being a much-loved drinking spot for the locals, many people come to sample the delicious Filipino cuisine on offer which sets this place apart from the many other eateries around Kenilworth. The pub is also popular for its events, which range from live music nights, charity quiz events to its annual beer festival and street party.

It’s not every day an opportunity like this arises. Current business owner Lourie, after pouring her heart and soul into the business for almost 20 years, creating a unique and welcoming pub for all, has decided the time is right to retire.

We are looking for experienced operators with fantastic food skills, who can thrive in the heart of the community, whilst attracting trade from the wider area as well as tourists

If you think this sounds like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for, we would love to have a chat.

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Public areas

  • Main bar
  • Dining area
  • Large lounge
  • Small bar
  • 4x Snugs
  • Walled terraced garden

Private areas

  • 3x Double bedrooms
  • Large kitchen diner
  • Lounge
  • Bathroom
  • Separate shower room
  • Office

The community

Kenilworth is a town full of history, in south Warwickshire. With its nice homes, outstanding schools, attractive surroundings, and good health and sports facilities, Kenilworth is listed in the Sunday Times as one of the best places to live in the Midlands.

Lying in the heart of the Midlands, just off the A46 it has easy access to the M69, M1, M6, M40 and M42 motorways. Warwick and Leamington Spa are just 5 miles away, and you can be in Stratford-upon-Avon in 20 minutes.

The recently opened Railway Station has been great for the local economy, bringing visitors to the town and giving Kenilworth residents the opportunity to travel between Coventry and Leamington Spa connecting to Birmingham, London – and beyond!

The old High Street and Warwick Road offers a wide selection of excellent pubs, cafes and shops and there are many parks and green spaces in the area ideal for families. Kenilworth is also a popular destination for tourists, it being known for Kenilworth Castle and Kenilworth Abbey.


High Street, Kenilworth, CV8 1LY
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