Jeff and Geral­dine Ste­wart, mine hosts at the Ho­tel Broughty Ferry, have put the premises up for sale af­ter 15 years at the helm.

Land­mark put up for sale at ask­ing price of £830,000 as hote­liers de­cide to re­tire af­ter 53 years

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - STE­FAN MORKIS [email protected]

One of the best known land­marks in Broughty Ferry has been put up for sale with an ask­ing price of £830,000.

The Ho­tel Broughty Ferry has been put on the mar­ket by own­ers Jeff and Geral­dine Ste­wart, who have de­cided to re­tire from the hos­pi­tal­ity trade af­ter 53 years in the busi­ness.

Mr Ste­wart, 74, and Mrs Ste­wart, 70, took over the venue in 2003.

Oc­cu­py­ing a tra­di­tional Vic­to­rian villa that was ex­tended in 1990, the ho­tel is fa­mous for its In­dian food.

It boasts 16 en-suite bed­rooms, a lounge bar and restau­rant with room for 90 cov­ers, plus an ex­ten­sion for an­other 20 cov­ers. Other at­tractions in­clude a leisure com­plex com­pris­ing a heated in­door swim­ming pool, gym and Swedish-style sauna.

Mr Ste­wart used to run the Three Bar­rels in Dundee, known as “the busiest bar in Scot­land”.

He said the cou­ple were bow­ing out af­ter a “fan­tas­tic jour­ney” in the hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­try.

“There have been many changes,” he said.

“When we started in 1965 a pint of beer was 10 pence, you could buy 10 pints for a pound and to­day it varies from £3.50 to £4 per pint.

“We have both been li­cence hold­ers for over half a cen­tury. As we are both in our 70s, our fam­ily has per­suaded us to have a well-earned rest af­ter 53 years be­hind bars.

“They said it was time to hang our tow­els over the beer tap.”

Mr Ste­wart said the cou­ple would con­tinue work­ing un­til a buyer is found for the ho­tel.

He added: “We get a lot of reg­u­lar cus­tomers and the place is al­ways filled with golfers in the sum­mer.

“We’ve had a few peo­ple stay­ing for the V&A too. We do a com­ple­men­tary run down there and back for guests now.”

The sale is be­ing han­dled by spe­cial­ist prop­erty com­pany Christie and Co.

Direc­tor Stu­art Drys­dale said: “The own­ers are well known and re­garded in Broughty Ferry and have been in­stru­men­tal in shap­ing the hos­pi­tal­ity land­scape over many years.

“Mr Ste­wart once ran the Three Bar­rels in Dundee, known as ‘the busiest bar in Scot­land,’ serv­ing 14,000 pints per week, and has more re­cently taken over the ste­ward­ship of The Ho­tel Broughty Ferry.

“Now look­ing for­ward to a wel­learned re­tire­ment, Mr and Mrs Ste­wart hope the ho­tel will be taken on by an en­thu­si­as­tic and ex­pe­ri­enced op­er­a­tor, who will con­tinue to serve the lo­cal com­mu­nity and the in­creas­ing num­ber of vis­i­tors to the area.

“The Ho­tel Broughty Ferry presents a su­perb op­por­tu­nity for an ex­pe­ri­enced op­er­a­tor look­ing to take on a qual­ity busi­ness, suitable as a life­style busi­ness or an ad­di­tion to a ho­tel port­fo­lio.”

As we are both in our 70s, our fam­ily has per­suaded us to have a well-earned rest af­ter 53 years be­hind bars

Pic­ture: Gareth Jen­nings.

Pic­ture: Gareth Jen­nings.

Geral­dine and Jeff Ste­wart of Ho­tel Broughty Ferry plan a well-earned rest.

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