APSLEY'S Border Inn was put up for sale as the venue's owners decide to part ways with the business.
A group of 12 farming families purchased the business in 2014 after lying dormant since 2011.
The consortium of Apsley families sought to upgrade and revitalise the inn as a community hub, and have decided to part with the business as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
Group chair Laurie Close said the owners are looking for an experienced and passionate team to carry the business into the future.
"It is time now for new custodians to take hold of the Border Inn; build on the successes to date and make their mark as publicans in this beautiful region," he said.
"Supporting and being part of the local community is something the owners of the Border Inn are extremely proud of.
"If you love being part of a tightly-knit community and want that friendly, personal, country life that we all talk and dream about, then do not let this opportunity pass you by."
The group of families has engaged Warrnambool agents Wilsons to sell, with principle agent Mark Wilson confident the business has appeal.
"Currently only operating four days a week, with a restricted menu, a keen operator will note the clear opportunities to take this already successful enterprise to the next level," he said.
"There is scope to build on the hospitality packages, seasonal events and bed and breakfast offerings while being sure of loyal and enthusiastic local support."
For more information contact Claire Curry on 0407 558 885, or for sale inquiries contact Mark Wilson on 0408 529 275.
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