The Cardinal Wolsey pub in south-west London has been acquired by private buyers Colm Sexton and Ciara Redican.

Davis Coffer Lyons completed the leasehold sale of the 4,300 sq ft pub, on behalf of Guardcliffe Properties Ltd.

A new 20-year free of tie lease has been granted at a rent of £55,000 per annum.

Located on the edge of Hampton Court Palace the former Shepherd Neame pub, named after a former royal advisor – believed to be Henry VIII’s right hand man - has been closed for the past three years after the former landlord, Rostam Notarki, was jailed for manslaughter after pushing a customer into the path of an oncoming van with an ironing board, after a row over payment.

It is understood that Sexton and Redican, who have been in the pub trade for more than 20 years, also took over The Greyhound pub in Weston Green, Thames Ditton in December 2016, now renamed Sexton’s on the Green.