The Drovers Inn at Inverarnan, Loch Lomond , the popular West Highland Way stopping-point, has been sold by Shepherd Chartered Surveyors to the Bruce Group. The asking price was offers over £3m.
The Drovers has been on the same site for over 300 years and the hotel was recently featured on the TV programme ‘Britain’s Favourite Walks’. It has been run by the Strang family for over 18 years.
Gary Louttit, Head of Hospitality & Leisure at Shepherd, said: “I am delighted to have been instructed to sell such an iconic hotel and to have been able to secure a sale of The Drovers on behalf of our clients.
“And I am particularly pleased to have sold the Drovers to operators whom I know will take the business on to a new level of prosperity in the future.”
The Bruce Group and Bruce Taverns manages a large portfolio of up to 20 hotels and bars mainly focusing on managed and tenanted sites.
Privately owned Bruce Taverns was established in 1999 and according to the company’s website, the “business focus is drinks-led retailing with an inherent added value experience. Allowing each unit to develop its brand thus providing the flexibility to adapt to suit the local marketplace. Our principal focus is mainly on the Edinburgh and Fife markets, with the Group’s operations being largely divided into 2 categories based on these geographic locations.”
Managed sites include The Royal Mile Tavern and Bar Salsa in Edinburgh and with tenanted sites including Drummonds Hotel in Markinch and The Lomond Tavern in Falkland.