ONE OF Dorset’s most famous and recognisable public houses, The World's End in Almer, is now on the market.

Savills, on behalf of The Charborough Estate, is inviting offers for the prominent detached property, with parts of the building dating back to the 14th Century.

Once the oldest pub in Dorset until a fire raised it to the ground; The World's End was previously owned by South Dorset MP Richard Drax, who also owns the surrounding Charborough Estate.

The pub was sympathetically rebuilt in 1991 retaining much of its original character.

Chris Bickle, director in the licensed leisure team at Savills, said: “We a delighted to offer to the market such an iconic property with flexible uses and occupational tenure.

“The location and size of the asset lends itself well to a number of complimentary uses in addition to a traditional country inn.”

Up until March this year, it traded as a managed Hall & Woodhouse public house accommodating 88 internal seated covers with substantial external customer areas, and five bedrooms.

Situated on the A31 between Poole and Dorchester, the two-storey property has recently benefited from a brand-new thatched roof and is ready for immediate tenant occupation.

It sits on a plot of approximately two hectares (4.91 acres) and has a gross internal area of around 5,490 sq. ft (510 sq. m).