A former restaurant and hotel have sold for a combined price of less than £500,000.

The Handmade Pie and Ale House in Queen Street, Weymouth, and the adjoining Somerset House Hotel in King Street which have been boarded up for a number of years have sold at auction.

The Handmade Pie and Ale House building was sold for a total of £120,000 and is ready for refurbishment.

The Somerset House Hotel went for £305,000.

The hotel underwent a full refurbishment programme in 2015 including an extension to the rear.

It comprises of a ground floor open kitchen and bar with seating for approximately 45 people, a secondary kitchen on the first floor, an office and laundry room on the second floor and seven en-suite hotel bedrooms on the first and second floors.

The property may also be suitable for conversion to residential flats, subject to consent.

Both properties were sold via a live streamed auction by London based firm Acuitus.

It is additionally stated on the firm's website that 'if you are the successful bidder, Acuitus requires a separate payment of £1,250 plus VAT as a buyer's administration charge payable upon exchange of contracts.'

The guide price for the former restaurant was £75,000, whilst the guide price for the former hotel was earmarked at £175,000 - Both businesses ceased trading around the period of covid.

Bidding for the freehold of both properties took place on Thursday, May 9.

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The Handmade Pie and Ale House opened in 2012 after owners Tony and Hazel Borton made the leap of moving their PieStop business from a humble van to a pie and ale house, and long before it was the Pie and Ale House, it was a pub called the Giant Pot.

The former eatery received high praise at the British Pie Awards across its years of service, winning a number of awards ranging from bronze to gold.