A PUB chain has bought three star Beechwood Hall in Worthing.

Brewhouse and Kitchen says the property will undergo a comprehensive refurbishment.

Nick Earee of Fleurets, who marketed the property, said: “Beechwood Hall, situated on Wykeham Road in Worthing, previously traded as a hotel, restaurant and bar.

“It has eight en suite letting bedrooms as well as a bar and restaurant with 80 covers and also a breakfast/meeting room.”

It was built in 1829 by architect Amon Henry Wildes of Brighton, and the property is known as Swiss Cottage locally.

In 1931, the building was converted into a hotel.