More than 150 pubs in the South West are owned by the iconic Wadworth brewery and a handful in Wiltshire are seeking new landlords.

Wadworth’s estate is split between tenanted and managed pubs, and they are currently looking for people to run several Wiltshire pubs, ranging from town centre venues to traditional country pubs.

Those who are hoping to live out their dreams of running their own local currently have five opportunities throughout the county.

The Crown

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

Sitting just yards from Wadworth’s own brewery, The Crown holds a central location in the town of Devizes.

Described as “a site with huge potential”, the pub recently underwent a complete refurbishment and reopened in December after nine months of closure.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The Crown, outside.The Crown, outside. (Image: Wadworth)

But now the town centre venue, which boasts a large outdoor seating area with a bar and kitchen, is looking for new management.

Hopeful landlords will have to move quick, however, with the pub “under offer” at the time of writing.

The Raven

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

Just a few miles from Devizes, The Raven is a grade II listed pub in the scenic village of Poulshot.

Wadworth claim the pub has become known locally for the “quality and standard of the food and drink offer”, while the brewery’s ales are served directly from the cask.

The pub offers a bar area, lounge and dining room as well as an outdoor patio area that seats 24.

The Lamb Inn

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

Another village pub, the Lamb in Urchfont stands out with its partly thatched roof.

The Lamb has been called the “centre of the community” and is the only pub in Urchfont meaning it is well supported by locals.

It offers cask ales, classic pub food and contains a function room with a skittle alley which is used weekly by the pub’s resident team.

The Oddfellows

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

Just outside of Marlborough, The Oddfellows in Manton is a country pub searching for new management.

The Oddfellows is the only pub for several miles and forms a community hub for villagers.

It has two separate outdoor spaces including a children’s play area and a spacious courtyard covered with tenting at the front of the pub.

The Royal Oak

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

Rounding out the list is the Royal Oak in Pewsey, which sits in a central High Street location in the village.

The venue holds a function room with a bar and skittles alley while outside there is a beer garden suitable for drinking or dining.

The pub is close to Pewsey railway station and also houses two letting rooms.