The Dick Whittington pub, a historic city tavern that has been serving local residents for over 800 years is up for sale. The Grade I listed building went on the market for £450,000 but now the asking price has been slashed to accommodate offers in the range of £350,000.
The pub was built in the 13th century and named after the founder’s nephew, the famous Dick Whittington who would go on to be a London Mayor. Savills property agents are the marketers for this…and they have described it as ‘a two storey building of traditional brick construction under a pitched roof which benefits from a trade garden to the side’ and have said that the building is ‘particularly popular with locals.’
Whittington pub is family run, and includes a pool table, 44 covers downstairs and 56 covers downstairs. On the first floor of the building, there is large manager’s flat with five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a lounge and an office. The building is to be sold with all furniture and fittings intact.
The Dick Whittington pub is also the centre of a few local legends and myths such as that of a deceased customer who died of the plague in the downstairs bar and supposedly haunts the bar till this day. He apparently still likes to drink at this bar and is responsible for bottles mysteriously flying off shelves. The listing for the Dick Whittington pub is available here.