A 17th century pub just outside of Upton could soon be back in business after it was placed on the market this week.

The Drum and Monkey has been shut since March, when owner Howard Hill-Lines decided to call time on the business after six years there.

He said the business had been struggling in “difficult times”

and that it was a decision taken “with much sadness”.

Now the grade two-listed property has been placed on the market at a freehold asking price of £350,000.

Peter Brunt, of Colliers International, which is handling the sale, says it expects the business to generate “considerable interest”.