Pub turned diner up for sale

A pub that was in the process of being turned into a diner has come on the market.

The Volunteer pub in Oxfordshire had been taken over by Claire and Jonathan Hilsdon with the aim of transforming it into an American-style diner. The couple – who already own a Chariots and Cherry Pie diner near Buckland – have since had their company go into liquidation.

Mr and Mrs Hilsdon bought the pub last year for £330,000 with t... Continue Reading

Northumberland cafe and shop could be yours

A business and conjoined property in the coastal town of Warkworth in Northumberland has gone up for sale.

The Courtyard Cafe and Bridge Street Gifts has come on the market for £485,000 after its owner fell ill.

The business comprises a coffee shop, tearoom capable of serving 24 guests, and a retail unit. As well, the sale includes a four-bedroom family home.

Outdoors there is a picturesque courtyard with a... Continue Reading

Tintagel corner shop for sale

Ideal for business owners wanting to buy in the historic village with links to the legend of King Arthur, the Londis corner shop has come on the market.

The store sits in Tintagel, north Cornwall and has its own customer car park.

The convenience store is located near to the village’s main car park as well as the coach park.

Boasting a modern retail area and decent sized secondary storage areas, the shop i... Continue Reading

Italian restaurant goes on the market

An Italian restaurant in Oxfordshire is up for sale under a year after its latest owner refurbished the premises.

Ristorante Reno is situated just off the B481 in Peppard Common. The sale is for the leasehold, which is £110,000. Annual rent on the property is £35,000.

Formerly known as the Dog Inn and Ruchetta, the Grade II listed property was taken over by Montorro Reno in February, as reported by the Henley Standard.... Continue Reading

Owner offers shop for free

A cheese shop owner plans to give away his premises if he doesn’t find a buyer by the end of the month.

The Crumbly Cheese shop in Victoria Road West, Fylde has been on the market for a while, but a new buyer has not been found.

Owner Stuart Chesher is having to step down on health grounds and is appealing for a new buyer, or else he’ll have to offer the business for free.

Speaking to The Blackpool Gazet... Continue Reading

Popular family deli and cafe goes on the market

A much-loved delicatessens and cafe in Coventry has been put up for sale.

Family-run Kendall’s of Earlsdon is on the market after its owners decided to retire.

Husband and wife Marcus and Theresa Kendall have been in charge of the award-winning business for eight years, after taking it over from sister Jackie Kendall who founded it in 1999.

Theresa explained: “Both of us will be getting our pension next ... Continue Reading

Prices reduced for two nightclubs in Wales

Two nightclubs in Wales, which were shut last summer, face being auctioned off if a buyer does not step forward with an offer.

The doors of the former Grand Theatre, home to the Broadway Boulevard in Llandudno were shut for the last time in June 2013 after its parent company Atmosphere Bars and Clubs entered administration. Another of its venues - Chicago Rock Café in Wrexham – also closed. Total job losses as a result of the clos... Continue Reading

Award-winning pub seeks new owner

An award-winning pub located in Portslade, Brighton is newly on the market.

The Stanley Arms – a real ale pub - on Wolseley Road is for sale for £425,000. The freehouse has won numerous Camra awards, notably for Pub of the Year.

Steve and Barbara Bennett are leaving the business after 12 years at the Portslade pub, Brighton & Hove News reported.

Mr Bennett said: “Having spent 12 years at the Stanley, an... Continue Reading

Historic bookshop set to close and for sale

Appleby’s Bookshop in Morpeth, Northumberland, is preparing to shut its doors for the last time after 130 years of trading.

The premises has been placed on the market, but being let through estate agent Pattinson is another option for prospective buyers.

The business, founded in the 1880s, is to close after being hit by a fall in customers of late, not helped by the rising competition from online booksellers and the af... Continue Reading

Penzance wool shop struggles to find buyer

A wool shop based in Penzance has struggled to find a buyer and if nobody steps forward soon, it looks like the shop will be forced to close.

Knit Wits in Causewayhead is owned by Julia Hopson, a woman who has worked hard to popularise knitting in the local area in Cornwall and further afield. She also happens to hold the world record for a particularly large pair of knitting needles.

The shop has enjoyed around 30 years... Continue Reading

Britain's most haunted pub up for sale

For those not easily spooked, a haunted pub in Staffordshire has gone up for sale.

The 17th century drinking hole – named the Four Crosses – is currently sitting derelict. It is situated off Watling Street in Cannock and carries the accolade of being one of Britain’s most haunted pubs. It has been put on the market with a price of £325,000.

The Four Crosses was built in 1636 and is as well known for its spirits o... Continue Reading

Post Office in busy market town up for grabs

A 70-year-old Post Office in Wales has been put up for sale as the current owners prepare for retirement.

Elvina McCarthy and her husband Robert have run the Llanfyllin Post Office for the last 11 years but the pair are ready to sell their last stamp. The property is now on the market, with the business running on the site also including a shop selling stationary, gifts, Welsh designer t-shirts, hoodies, jewellery and other products.... Continue Reading

Plymouth pub destroyed in fire up for auction

A village pub located near Plymouth that was destroyed in a fire 12 months ago is going up for auction in London next month.

The historic Old Ship Inn in Cawsand was left gutted after a fire in October 2013. The Saturday night blaze at one point saw 65 firefighters working to keep it under control, the Plymouth Herald reported.

"We are delighted that at long last something which will hopefully be positive will occur to t... Continue Reading

Top Shropshire restaurant business goes on the market

One of the most popular restaurants in the centre of Shrewsbury has been put up for sale.

The Pantry Kitchen, on the end of Golden Cross Passage, is a favourite among local people. It has a breakfast bar, from which diners can watch chefs at work while waiting for their lunch, and on four evenings of the week it also runs the Cantina Cafe Mexican restaurant.

The business, which is based opposite the Golden Cross pub and ... Continue Reading

Buyer sought for family food business

A 125-year-old family food business is up for sale, with trademark recipes and staff being included in the deal.

The Cook Shop in Old Hill, near Halesowen in West Midlands, closed on 30 August. The current owner Nigel Brazier, who is the fourth generation of his family to hold the reins of the business, says that the premises are up for sale for £90,000.

The business, which sells meat as well as various cooked goods suc... Continue Reading