A PUB in Stourport has been taken over by a Birmingham-based brewery with plans for a "major investment" to upgrade the pub.

Ye Olde Crown Inn in Bridge Street went on the market earlier this year with a guide price of £450,000.

The former JD Wetherspoon pub has been bought by Davenports Brewery, which runs The Bulls Head in Birmingham city centre and The Elms in Wolverhampton.

James A Baker acted on behalf of previous owners Hawthorn Leisure to sell the pub.

Jack Sinclair, director at James A Baker, said: "This large town centre licensed property attracted a good level of interest from local and regional operators despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

"A number of bids were received and it is clear that the market is still very active as we have seen encouraging sales performance despite the unprecedented and uncertain times the country has found itself in."

Davenports Brewery, which dates back to 1829, has since confirmed plans for a major investment to upgrade Ye Olde Crown Inn in the near future.

A spokesman told The Shuttle: "Davenports Brewery, Birmingham, are delighted to have acquired this quality freehold premises in Stourport to add to their repertoire of branded outlets serving great food and excellent Davenports beers.

"There is even more good news – Davenports Brewery are planning a major investment to upgrade the pub in the near future. Watch this space!"