When contacted for comment, a Stonegate Group spokesperson said the company will not be taking The Flowerpot under direct control but was “actively recruiting for a new pub partner to take this business forward”.
They added that the agreement with the current leaseholder is “coming to an end” but did not indicate whether they had received an application to renew.
In their advert welcoming applications from new leaseholders, Stonegate describe the Flowerpost as a “well-established pub which attracts locals and regulars”.
They add: “[They] visit for the great selection of beers, the quirky outside courtyard with private bar and the big screens showing live Sky and BT sport.
“Stonegate Pub Partners are now seeking an experienced publican to continue the growth of this great pub business, whilst maintaining the established customer base and utilising the fantastic facilities the pub possesses.”
Their “guide rent” is £48,000 a year and they describe the “potential turnover” as £557,000 a year.