A PUB in Dunbridge has been sold to a Southampton family.

The Mill Arms, an 18th century four-star country inn, has been sold by specialist property adviser Christie and Co to Richard Solomans.

Mr Solomans, from Southampton, intends to run the business with his family and has bought the leasehold for £75,000.

Bethany Doggett, of Christie and Co’s Winchester office, said: "The Mill Arms has a fine reputation and has become an important community facility.

“We congratulate Mr Solomons on this excellent acquisition and wish him and his family the best of luck in running the business.”