Pub where Prince knocked spots off regulars for sale

A historic Yorkshire pub that got the Royal seal of approval in 2004 when the Prince of Wales took on the locals at dominoes is about to change hands – for a princely sum.

Prince Charles made national headlines when he dropped into the 18th century Farmers' Arms in Muker, Swaledale, and got around the table for a match – beating the regulars.

Now six years later the pub, voted one of the 50 best in Britain, is up for sale with a price tag of just under half a million.

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Offers around 475,000 are being invited for the thriving freehold business, which featured in the Top 50 of a national newspaper poll of country inns.

The Farmers' Arms has been a hub of the community since the height of the Swaledale mining industry in the 1900s and estate agents say it is everything that you could wish for in an English country pub.

Outside the attractive white- washed, stone flagged building is brimming with flowers; inside there are stone flagged floors, open fires and a separate snug.

As well as attracting Royalty, clients include walkers who enjoy its home made food, such as its famous steak and ale pie, and a selection of well kept real ales.

Bedale estate agent Tim Brown, from George F. White, said: "This is a busy pub with a fantastic location... It is very rare for a freehold pub like this to come on the market."