Friday, September 6, 2013
Seaside pub repossessed and cleared out this week.
THE Royal Marine Hotel seaside pub in Combe Martin has closed down after being repossessed.
On Tuesday and Wednesday villagers reported seeing contents removed from the pub – it is now closed up.
A note on the door from Spicerhaart Corporate Sales dated Wednesday, September 4 said it had taken possession of the property and the occupants had 14 days to ‘remove goods, chattels and furniture’. It said Webbers Commercial in Barnstaple had been appointed as marketing agent.
Combe Martin Hotels Limited, which had owned the pub, was the subject of a winding up order issued by the High Court on February 11 this year and went into compulsory liquidation.
The pub has been run for a number of years by Mervyn and Patricia Lethaby – the North Devon Gazette has tried to contact them for a comment but has been unable to do so.
Mr Lethaby is listed as a director for Combe Martin Hotels Ltd, plus as director of Marine Public House Limited, incorporated on January 9 of this year.