AN ANGLESEY garage with a guide price of £200,000 is set to go under the hammer. 

Grosvenor Garage in Menai Bridge has been fixing vehicles for more than a century. It is believed it was established about 1911. The present garage building was recorded as being in place on the 1913 ordinance survey map.

Richard and Wendy Hughes’ lease expired at the end of 2023; the couple have ran the business for 24 years.

The site is up for auction with Beresford Adams, Menai Bridge.

A spokesperson for the garage said: "The history of the early days of Grosvenor garage is a bit sketchy.

"The land was bought by Doctor R Williams in 1900. He had his surgery at Westberry Mount which is now the site of the current Ocean school of Sciences in Askew Street.

"William Luther-Jones, Doctor Williams brother in law, who was one of the first vets in Anglesey had stables where the garage now is and used to keep his horses there, as he had to travel by horse and cart around the Island to treat various animals, and probably used the yard for a workshop and storage. He registered EY7 in 1903, the 2nd car in Anglesey, EY2 TO EY 6 were held back for landed gentry until they purchased a car.

"The garage was probably started in about 1911 and the present garage building was recorded as being in place on the 1913 ordinance survey map.

"The business was probably set up by William Luther-Jones and was then run by his son Bill Luther- Jones from about 1930 until about 1938 and was probably closed during the war until Bill returned in 1945 until 1957 when he took over the freehold of the Gazelle Hotel in Glyn Garth."

Jo Evans Bill’s chief mechanic took over running the garage in 1957 and ran it until 1989 when Bill’s son Tony ran it from 1989 until 1999 whilst Richard Hughes ran the garage from 1999 until the lease expired in 2023.


The spokesperson added: "The garage has provided an excellent service to locals over its 100 years existence.

"The owners decided to sell the property as is, and let a new purchaser decide what the best use of the site is. It could continue as a garage or storage or lock up garages or the new owners might decide to apply for a few dwellings on the site which is ideally placed in the centre of the village.

"Any residential development would require change of use."