JD Wetherspoon has completed the acquisition of a pub in Maldon, Essex, for more than the £350,000 asking price.

Fleurets handled the sale of the 15th century Rose & Crown.

Bob Whittle of Fleurets said: “The sale conveyance of this public house progressed quickly with exchange of contracts taking place within 17 days of terms being agreed.”

JD Wetherspoon spokesman Eddie Gershon said: “We are delighted to have purchased the Rose & Crown. We have been keen to open a pub in Maldon for a number of years and pleased that we are now closer to achieving this.”