One of March’s most well-known venues that has remained empty for three years since going on sale is set to be turned into flats - if a buyer can be found. 

The freehold price for George's, which was subtly described as ‘in need of refurbishment’ in 2021, is £395,000.

The former pub now has planning permission to be turned into five two-bedroom flats.

In 2020, former March mayor Jan French put forward a bid to retain and re-develop Georges.

At the time, as the area communities champion for the county council, Cllr French said the pub – once the George and dating back hundreds of years - is “too important a feature of our town to lose”.

Key features suggested by the agents include a commercial kitchen with main bar, snug and a games room.

The property most recently operated under lease as a multi-faceted family run pub and restaurant.

It includes a two-bedroom private flat, upstairs one bedroom owners' accommodation, and a ground floor cellar.

George's is up for sale with the agent Sidney Phillips.

When the Cambs Times met their spokesman in 2021, he said: "Everybody has said the same thing - that it’s too much work.

“We’ve had people come from all over the place; down from Wales, London, Newcastle. There’s also been a lot of local interest.

“Some big building companies have come and had a look around, too, but I don’t think the pandemic has helped.”

Back then, Nigel Marsh, who ran Georges for eight years until 2019, said he had loved running it and I will miss the many, many personalities that made Georges a community pub”.

Shortly after taking over in 2011, police got involved in a dispute over control of the pub and as Mr Marsh went to take over, they forcibly stopped and arrested him.

He was subsequently cleared and later received an apology and compensation.

Sidney Phillips are the agents for the sale: you can contact them on 01522 500059.

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