Pub Buying Guide: Preparing yourself

So: you’re thinking of buying a pub. Maybe you’ve spent a lot of time in your local; maybe you’ve seen a beloved boozer with a “for sale” sign outside it; or maybe you’ve always wanted to be Peggy Mitchell in your own Queen Vic.

Whatever your motivation, be warned that buying and running a pub is not an easy process, let alone the extra obstacles of alcohol tax, competition from coffee shops and microbreweries, and the f... Continue Reading

Manufacturing industry’s gains good news for business buyers

Business buyers looking for their next big opportunity may not need to look far from home, as British manufacturing’s recent revival suggests that, despite factors like Brexit and ongoing economic uncertainty, there is a global appetite for UK goods. Roll out the marmite!

The UK’s manufacturing industry is in rude health going into 2018, the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures have shown: the sector grew by 0.4 p... Continue Reading

Children’s play centre Let’s Go Bonkers up for sale

A children’s soft play centre business in Buckinghamshire is up for sale for £250,000.

Let’s Go Bonkers, based in Burnham, has been listed for sale on the property website Rightmove.

The centre, opened by Louise and Ian Cubberley in June 2014, is comprised of two adjoining industrial units, with a main activities centre which can take up to 128 children at once.

It also has a cafe and seating area and a... Continue Reading

Historic Victorian spa hotel up for sale

A Victoria spa hotel built by two sisters to capitalise on growing demand for the apparent health benefits of Scotland’s sulphur wells has gone up for sale.

Sellers of Dunraven Lodge, in Strathpeffer, Rossshire, are looking for offers around £565,000.

Dating back to 1901, the category B-listed lodge was built by Catherine and Aline Corbett to accommodate an influx of wealthy Victorian visitors coming to fashionable St... Continue Reading

Scout hut up for sale as 51,000 children on waiting list to join association

A Scout hut has gone up for sale in Orpington, Greater London on the same day that the Scout Association announced it had a waiting list of more than 50,000 children wanting to join its movement.

News Shopper reports that the hut on Brow Crescent, occupied for more than 40 years by 1st Ra... Continue Reading

Station master’s house up for sale for £145,000

Fancy living at a working station set on one of the most scenic railway lines in the UK?

Well, if you’ve got £145,000 you could, because a Grade-II-listed old station master’s house at Caersws Railway Station in Powys, Wales is on the market.

The property, on the Cambrian Railway Line which runs between Shrewsbury and Aberystwyth, is described as a “unique opportunity” by sellers Morris Marshall & Poole.
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Auf Wiedersehen, Pet pub is up for sale

A pub which featured in the popular 1980s ITV comedy-drama Auf Wiedersehen, Pet is to be offered at auction next month at a guide price of £475,000.

The owners of the Windmill Inn at Redmile, near Grantham, are planning to retire. The pub still attracts thousands of the show’s fans every year.

Known as the Barley Mow in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, it featured in the show’s second season and was a regular watering hole for... Continue Reading

York printing shop up for sale

A popular printing shop in York has been put up for sale for £25,000.

The owners of Zik Zak, on the city’s Fossgate, have spent 17 years building up their personalised printing business but now want to step aside.

The owners have placed an advert in the shop window in which they claim a new tenant would be able to make their money back in the space of a year.

“Over the last 17 years the business has bec... Continue Reading

15th century former stately home up for sale

A former stately home dating back to the 15th century which is thought to have hosted guests including Lord Nelson is up for sale.

On behalf of a private vendor, Savills has brought to market Cedar House, a grade II*-listed National Trust property close to the River Mole in the village of Cobham, Surrey.

The property is available by way of a new ‘free-of-tie’ lease and has potential for a range of uses including as ... Continue Reading

Victorian church in Forest of Dean on market for £500,000

A historic church in the Forest of Dean which has been closed for five years is now up for sale for £500,000.

St John the Evangelist in Coleford was built between 1878 and 1880 to replace the town’s original church. The Grade II-listed Victorian building has been put on the market by Gloucester Diocese.

The church has been dogged with problems, closing in winter 2012 because it could not afford to pay its repair bil... Continue Reading

Landmark Ipswich pub up for sale for £720k

A popular Ipswich pub with full catering facilities and a three-bed flat has gone up for sale for £720,000.

The Mulberry Tree, just off Ipswich’s main shopping area at the junction of Woodbridge Road and Crown Street, has been put on the market as a freehold through Penn Commercial, the Ipswich Star reported.

The 1,599 sq ft property has an L-shaped bar with room for 50 customers and a tap room. Outside there is a 1,2... Continue Reading

Derelict community centre up for sale

A derelict youth and community centre in Cheshire has gone up for sale for £125,000.

The centre, in Kingsley, is a former village hall and playing field. About 20 buyers have expressed interest buying the site, the Sentinel reported.

Describing the property, on Holt Lane, Mounsey Chartered Surveyors said: "The property comprises of a range of large open plan rooms with offices and male and female WCs.

"Ext... Continue Reading

Manchester American-style diner up for sale

A 1950s-style American diner in Manchester’s popular Northern Quarter has been put up for sale for £500,000.

The Infamous Diner restaurant, which was launched in 2015 as Manchester’s first American diner, was put on the market by owners Mark Andrew Developments (MAD), the team behind hospitality ventures such as Walrus, Rosylee, and Hula.

The property is now listed on Christie & Co website for £500,000 with a 25-ye... Continue Reading

Historic Staffordshire pub goes up for sale

New owners are being sought to run a historic Staffordshire pub with the business going up for sale on Rightmove.

An award-winning Staffordshire pub that dates back to the mid-19th century is on the market for £79,995.

The Ivy House in Stafford Road, Newtown, near Great Wyrley, currently employs 25 people and generates around £480,000 in turnover every year.

Owners Martin and Hilary Cregeen said they have ... Continue Reading

Newcastle city centre hostel up for sale for £195k

A Victorian building that was redeveloped into a popular ‘bunkhouse’ style hostel in the heart of Newcastle city centre is on the market for £195,000.

Heroes Hostel-Hotel on Grainger Street offers accommodation for up to 75 people and is close to a number of Newcastle landmarks and top things to see and do.

The site has 14 bedrooms over three floors, comprising twin and triple bunk beds in rooms for up to nine peopl... Continue Reading