Industrious buyer secures his grand prize

20 October 2011
Industrious buyer secures his grand prize

One of the Duke of Fife’s family mottos is Virtute et opera, meaning by virtue and industry – which became rather apt when the East London pub of the same name was put up for sale.

“We had strong interest from a couple of potential buyers in particular. One was so keen not to be beaten to the prize that his offer was accepted one evening and contracts exchanged the following morning – just three hours after the solicitors received the sale pack,” says James Grimes of licensed leisure specialists AG&G, who marketed the property.

The Duke of Fife is a handsome, Grade II-listed corner property in Newham, E7, within walking distance of Upton Park tube station. As well as a trade area and function room on the ground floor it has seven-bed living accommodation spread over the first and second storeys.

With a generous building footprint of around 360 square metres (3,874 square feet) and an additional 230 square metre (2,475 square foot) of patio garden to the side, the freehold commanded a selling price in the region of £700,000

For more information, contact James Grimes on 020 7836 7826, e-mail or