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Mr & Mrs Neville (Sept 2013)
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Freehold Price: £225,000
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Business Description


Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market Talisker Inn & Restaurant. The business was originally established in 1964. Our clients took over the pub in 1986 and are now looking to sell the business, due to the desire to take a well-deserved retirement.

The business runs as a pub, selling an excellent range of world wines and beers. The pub doesn’t currently offer food, however, this is an option that would be highly welcomed. The premise is large and includes a bar, restaurant space, games room, beer garden, owner’s accommodation and outer buildings. This is a great opportunity for a purchaser looking to relocate to Forth.

Although the business is currently turning over a healthy figure there is huge scope to boost this figure. The new owner could look to utilise the outer space. Letting rooms and holiday cottages would be great in this area, there are options to build on the space at the back of the property, subject to the relevant planning permissions.

The property benefits from different rooms. There is the main bar area, this is open plan and there is also the restaurant space, this is separate from the main bar and comes with an additional bar. This is perfect for private functions and should be something the buyer looks into expanding. The games room would also be great for hosting team events; this should boost repeat loyal trade.

Above the property is a two bedroom owner’s accommodation. There are two large double rooms, perfect for letting out, if this space is not required by the purchasers.

This is a fantastic opportunity that is not to be missed. Hilton Smythe highly advise early viewing to take in the full potential of the trade.

Talisker Inn & Restaurant is located in Forth, Lanark, South Lanarkshire.

Forth is a village with a population of around 4,000, this is a highly residential area; from which the business derives much of its trade. The road on which the pub is located, is a busy main road that has a mixture of commercial and residential property. In the area there is a large convenience store, restaurants, takeaways, petrol station, post office and more.

To the rear of the property is parking, there is also bay parking immediately at the front of the property. The road on which the business is located is an arterial road that runs through Scotland. The A706 connects to the A721 and connects to the M8 motorway. This is an excellent location, as this road sees a heavy amount of passing trade each day.  

Talisker Inn & Restaurant boasts a large premise. The property has been completed with a white exterior, this allows the property to stand out from surrounding buildings. The first floor windows have red secured grills across the front. The first floors have red barriers across and the signage is also red.

On entrance is the main bar area. The bar has a capacity of around 40 covers. This is a large modern bar area with 3 serving points. The bar leads through to the lounge and the games room.

The lounge/restaurant area can also be accessed through its own entrance from the street, or accessed via the bar. This space has its own bar area. From here is the ladies toilets and the kitchen. The kitchen is very well equipped and ready to go in terms of serving food and bar snacks.

The games room is equipped with a pool table and gaming machines. From here is access to the gent’s toilet and the ground floor cellar.

Through to the rear of the property is a beer garden and smoking area, with picnic tables set out for customers use.

To the rear of the beer garden is the owner’s garden. The buildings in the garden comprise of a garage, a wood store, a second garage and a double car port to the rear. The car port is used as a snooker room, with snooker table.

At the back of the pub, steps lead up to the owner’s accommodation. Entry leads into a utility room with fitted appliances. The utility room leads to the landing. Off the landing is the living room, bathroom with a shower, kitchen with fitted appliances, a dining room, double bedroom, master double with fitted wardrobes and a final shower room. There is also access to the owner’s roof terrace.

We are advised the business is being sold as a Freehold opportunity.

The business opening hours-

Monday - Sunday: 11am – 1am

The business is run and managed by our clients.

To be advised.

Tenure: Freehold

Listed by: Hilton Smythe
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