Its new owner is Jamshed Miah, managing director of the three-strong Miah’s Indian restaurant group in Berkshire.
The sale includes planning permission to extend the building and add 20 en-suite bedrooms, allowing the pub to offer overnight stays for the first time.
The roadside pub, which is run by 26-year-old landlord and head chef Gordon Stott, won two AA rosettes and its Bib Gourmand last year.
Property firm Christie & Co handled the sale.
“[We] have no doubt that with new owner Jamshed’s knowledge and experience of the restaurant industry he will continue to take the pub on an upward trajectory,” says Richard Wood, business agent in Christie & Co’s Winchester office.
“Due to the pub’s location and planning permissions, we saw significant interest which is indicative of the current trend we are seeing throughout the market here in the South of England, particularly the affluent villages of Hampshire.”