A prominent pub operator has announced that it is selling more than 60 of its inns - including a Ross-on-Wye venue. 

Marston's, which owns more than 1,400 sites across the UK, has put 61 of its properties on the market, to be sold individually, in small groups or as a whole collection. 

One of the pubs set to be sold is King Charles II on Broad Street in Ross-on-Wye. 

The Grade II listed inn dates back to the 16th century, and was probably given its current name some time in the late 17th century after the rule of King Charles II. 

The pub is a three-storey terraced property, with trading areas across the ground floor, including an open-plan restaurant that can seat 60. 

Upstairs, there is an office and a three bedroom private accommodation, while outdoors there is a trade patio that can seat 60 people. 

The property, as well as Marston’s other pubs for sale, is being marketed by Christie & Co. 

Noel Moffitt, senior director of corporate pubs and restaurants, commented: "This is a fantastic opportunity for individuals and multiple operators to acquire established successful public houses across England and Wales.

"The pub sector has been very resilient over the last few years and has adapted well to the challenges and, despite interest in the sector, there is a lack of properties on the market.

"This portfolio offers new entrants and existing operators a wonderful opportunity to acquire investments or operate their own businesses."

Marston’s head of estates, Judith Rafique, commented: "Following a routine review of our estate we have taken the decision to offer to market a varied range of property types. 

“This enables us to focus on our strategic objectives and maximise returns from our core estate."