AJF Commercial Business Sales are pleased to welcome to the market this highly popular, well established and extremely busy 17th century leasehold country pub and restaurant with separate owner’s accommodation to the first floor, and the added bonus of a 2 bedroom cottage located to the side of the building, located in the stunning picturesque Ribble Valley area of Lancashire.
This delightful Grade II listed public house on a good sized highly visible plot surrounded by beautiful countryside is perfectly located in the heart of a stunning historic village, in an area of outstanding natural beauty with stunning views over the Ribble Valley countryside.
The business is surrounded by beautiful quaint historic residential cottages and shops dating back to the 1700’s, posing a wealth of history within the village attracting many tourists to the area.
The M61, M65 and M6 motorways are all just a short drive away attracting visitors and tourists to the village throughout the year.
The business has been in the careful hands of our owners for the past 12 years with the public house full of history dating back to the mid 1700’s when it was established.
The business thrives off much regular and repeat trade within the village community as well as year on year passing trade from visitors and tourists to this stunning village.
This public house and restaurant is well known in the area and far afield for the reputation for their outstanding quality of home cooked food, wood fire stone baked pizzas, traditional ales and draught beers, wines and spirits.
Our client hosts numerous field shooting parties, and welcomes family groups, coach parties, walking parties, wedding parties and is also dog friendly.
There are excellent reviews on Trip Advisor and our client also has a good online presence via social media giving a range of menus, photographs, opening times and information for visiting customers.
Good sized detached leasehold highly visible stone built public house and restaurant over four floors with first and second floor living accommodation.
Separate 2-bedroom stone cottage to the side, currently used as owner’s accommodation but could be rented out as a holiday let which could generate more income.
Customer car parking to the sides.
Outside seating area to the front with a range of tables and chairs, patio plants and hanging baskets.
Entrance door leading into porch with door leading into large open plan beautifully decorated bar area and rooms with stunning feature fireplaces, log burners, exposed wooden beams, and original sash windows.
Good sized bar area to the centre with bar stools, serving a range of draught beers, wines, spirits, and soft drinks.
To the rear is a cash till, EPOS system, glass washer and numerous chillers for bottled beers, soft drinks and wines.
Open plan customer restaurant dining areas split into various sections / rooms with tables and chairs for approximately 40 covers.
Pool room with pool table and tables and chairs.
Separate food ordering / serving area and coffee bar.
Kitchen area / utility room with dishwasher and sinks.
Separate Ladies and Gents W/C’s.
Stairs leading to the first and second floors where there are a number of good-sized rooms which briefly comprise of:
Good sized fully fitted kitchen with a large range of appliances, some of which include: new 6 ring induction hob, commercial ovens, extraction system, microwaves, Baine Marie, grill, fat fryers, hot plates, griddle, stainless steel preparation areas, commercial dishwasher, potato peeler, fridges, freezers, toasters, convention ovens, pizza rolling machine, salad bars, commercial sink, handwash sink and good range of storage and shelving.
Dish washing kitchen / utility rooms.
Owners living accommodation currently used as good-sized storage rooms (could be converted to add further covers to the restaurant or owner’s accommodation).
Good sized attic rooms, could be converted to suit.
A further good sized lounge / office, 2 bedrooms and bathroom.
Rear cobbled courtyard and beer garden hosting a range of wooden tables and chairs, large separate barn currently used as storage.
Good sized fully converted indoor pizza restaurant with a range of tables and chairs providing seating for 40 covers, serving counter and traditional wood fired pizza oven.
The pizzeria is phenomenally successful and extremely popular within the vicinity with local residents and visitors to the village, offering an eat in or take away service.
Door leading to separate good-sized food and drinks storage area.
Good sized cellar with a range of beer lines.
Reason for sale:
The business has only become available to the market as our clients now wish to take a well-deserved and well-earned retirement.
We are advised that the tenure is Leasehold.
We are advised that the business is currently exempt from Business Rates.
Monday: 12pm – 3pm and 4.30pm – 12am
Wednesday: 12pm – 3pm and 4.30pm – 12am
Thursday: 4.30pm – 12am
Friday: 12pm – 12am
Saturday: 12pm – 2am
Sunday: 12pm – 12am
Monday: 12pm – 2pm and 5.30pm – 8.00pm
Wednesday: 12pm – 2pm and 5.30pm – 8.00pm
Thursday: 5.30pm – 8.00pm
Friday: 12pm – 9.00pm
Saturday: 12pm – 8.00pm
Sunday: 12pm – 7pm
Wednesday: 6pm – 9pm
Friday: 6pm – 10pm
The business is currently run by our client full time with 1 x full time chef, 1 x pizza chef and 4 part time members of staff.
Turnover – Available on request.
This is a fantastic opportunity to own a historic, well-established, thriving community public house, restaurant and pizza restaurant in a stunning picturesque village setting.
This business must be viewed to appreciate the size, potential and location it offers.
Providing a life style changing opportunity for a partnership or family in the stunning Ribble Valley area of Lancashire, AJF Commercial Business Sales strongly recommend early confidential discussions to view.
If you would like to contact us to discuss the business in further detail or to arrange a viewing, you can by the following methods:
Telephone – 01204 325 101
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Ribble Valley, Lancashire