SHEPHERD SECURES ICONIC GLASGOW HOTEL
The Hospitality & Leisure division of Shepherd Chartered Surveyors has completed the sale of one of Scotland’s most iconic hotels, The Drovers Inn at Inverarnan, Loch Lomond from an asking price of offers over £3m to the Bruce Group.
The Drovers has been on the same site for over 300 years and, as the T-shirts worn by staff and sold to customers say, it was voted ‘Scottish Pub of the Year 1705.
Known as one of Britain’s most haunted hotels, with regular reports of spooky goings on, The Drovers has been an essential stop for walkers on the world-famous West Highland Way and provides attractive rooms and warm food and cold beer to many a bedraggled walker.
The hotel featured recently on the TV programme ‘Britain’s Favourite Walks’ hosted by Julia Bradbury.
The sellers bought the Drovers in 2004 and in their 18 years in charge took what was already a long-established business to new heights of success. The Bruce Group, which manages a large portfolio of hotels and bars, is excited about the prospect of taking on the Drovers.
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.”