New owners of Wivelsfield pub with dramatic history

pic: pic: closed Royal Oak Wivelsfield Green April 2011 pic phil dennett ENGSNL00120110418122752
pic: pic: closed Royal Oak Wivelsfield Green April 2011 pic phil dennett ENGSNL00120110418122752

A Wivelsfield pub with a long history finally has new owners.

The Royal Oak in Wivelsfield has been spotted with a sold sign outside.

A spokesman for Fleurets, agents for the sale said: “I can confirm the pub has been sold. We have sold the free hold.”

The pub was bought a few years ago but closed suddenly. The site is renowned for being the spot where the body of a man executed for a savage triple murder at the pub was left hanging nearly 300 years ago.