New heart needed for Swan Inn
In 1980, Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub operated on Derrick Morris at Harefield Hospital – and went on to become Britain’s longest-lived heart transplant patient. Sir Magdi might later have celebrated with a glass of something at the nearby Swan Inn.
Thirty years on, the pub’s freehold is up for sale through licensed leisure specialists AG&G at an asking price of £400,000.
“It’s a fine pub with a fine history,” says AG&G director David Gooderham. “Through the years – the pub dates back to the 1860s, though the current building is thought to have been built around the turn of the 20th century – many of Harefield’s doctors, nurses, patients and visitors will have visited.
“It’s in an attractive location, opposite the village green and duck pond, but given the proximity of several other hostelries nearby could be suitable for alternative use. It’s also on a relatively large site for Harefield, so development into flats is a possibility, subject to consents.”
Currently, the main building contains an L-shaped open plan bar area with side servery, kitchen and lavatories on the ground floor. The first floor comprises three bedrooms, a sitting room, bathroom and storage room. The attic is boarded and lit by three roof windows.
Outside is parking for six cars, a garden, covered patio and three outbuildings/storage facilities. The rateable value is £11,250 and the premises licence allows trade from 10am to midnight Sunday to Thursday and until 2am on Friday and Saturday