Got to agree with @Watershed.
My guess would be that when the listing was being circulated privately amongst the agent’s clients, it might have made sense in those circumstances.
Once it was placed in the public domain however, it’s tone and the actual statement should have been altered.
It actions like these that seriously diminishes the sense of value that good staff have and are entitled to. And I regret any pain that must cause them especially when an option of vacant possession is on the table.
Looking at the advert in detail leads to a view that only those assets that are freehold are being offered for sale. It could not be less clear at this stage who the beneficial owners of the assets are as opposed to the the company that operates them.
I used the name Antic from an historic perspective but actually cannot be certain they play any role in either ownership or management of these establishments.
The beneficial owners of 24 Dartmouth Road are in fact an LLP. And this assumes that this is an accurate interpretation of the pub’s address. It is listed in the sale as having an address that is 24-28 Dartmouth Road.