Portsmouth pub for sale

A pub in Portsmouth has been put up for sale as part of JD Wetherspoon's review of its holdings.

The pub giant is selling 33 of its UK pubs as part of the review, all of which have been identified as having lower sales than the company's average level of operations.

In Portsmouth, it's The Trafalgar that is up for sale in Edinburgh Road. The pub's city location is thought to make it a prime target for... Continue Reading

Ilkeston pub for sale

An Ilkeston pub is to be put up for sale by auction later this month, with a guide price of £240,000.

The General Havelock, located in Stanton Road, has been put on the market by its current owners due to their ill health.

It is being offered for sale with vacant possession and offers an interesting opportunity for someone new to step up and run The General Havelock themselves.

Graham Penny, the auctioneer... Continue Reading

Lincolnshire pub for sale with famous connections

A Lincolnshire pub with a connection to a well-known radio programme has been put up for sale.

The Bull Inn, located in Rippingdale, South Kesteven, near Borne, is on the market for offers in the region of £300,000.

Its sale is attracting a particularly high amount of attention due to the connection with the BBC Radio 4 soap, The Archers. The Bull Inn is thought to have been the inspiration behind the long-running serie... Continue Reading

Gloucestershire music shop shuts down and goes up for sale

A small independent music shop in the centre of Cheltenham has gone up for sale.

Millennium Music is due to close next Tuesday (18 August) after 20 years of trading. It sells instruments, but specialises guitars and ukeleles, as well as sheet music, music-related gifts and other little knick knacks.

The business reportedly succumbed to the weight of online shopping, with not enough people wanting to buy their instruments... Continue Reading

Barrow pub for sale

The Wheatsheaf, a pub in Barrow, is up for sale as the pub trade in the town looks to be changing direction.

The Wheatsheaf is for sale for offers of around £125,000. It is located on a prominent main through route to the town centre, in a high density residential area. A residential park nearby is expected to further increase the potential for trade.

In total the pub is around 2,000 square feet and the sale listing su... Continue Reading

Dog grooming business for sale

A dog grooming business in Shropshire has been put up for sale for £50,000.

The business, known as Dashing Dogs, is based in Aston Street, Wem and has been in business for six years.

Included in the sale is the shop unit and a client list of some 600 people who have made use of the company's services over the past few years.

Sam Milestone, 24, is the business owner. She spoke to the Continue Reading

Small business growth 'in every corner of the UK'

Small businesses and entrepreneurs are increasingly active right across the UK, research has found.

The UK Growth Dashboard 2015, a study from the Enterprise Research Centre (ERC) in partnership with Business Growth Service, found that rather than the traditional model of high growth in London with the provinces trailing, there is actually activity across the regions.

Professor Mark Hart, deputy director of ERC, commente... Continue Reading

Oldest pub in England for sale

The oldest pub in England, The Cridford Inn in Devon, is up for sale for offers in the region of £395,000.

Located in the village of Trusham in the beautiful Teign Valley, Cridford Inn is believed to be one of the oldest dwellings in the country. It previously functioned as a farm and a nursery but in 1081 it was remodelled as an inn.

The business was bought by its current owners in 2007 but they are looking to sell in... Continue Reading

Over 55s 'increasingly entrepreneurial'

The over 55s are becoming increasingly entrepreneurial, thanks in part to new pensions freedoms it would seem.

Recent research from City AM suggested that quite a lot of older people are looking to start their own business as the traditional age of retirement approaches.

The paper's study found that the average size of the pension pot of those queried was £550,000 and almost half (47 per cent) said that they plan ... Continue Reading

High street shop for sale in East Grinstead

A high street shop is up for sale in East Grinstead, with the freehold set to provide an attractive business proposition to retail outlets seeking a prominent location.

The building has been refurbished externally and is listed thanks to its unique character.

It was previously occupied by Charlwood Designs and is located between the Dorset Arms pub and Indian restaurant, Monsoon. Charlwood focused on the supply and inst... Continue Reading

East Devon hotel for sale

A hotel in the coastal East Devon town of Seaton is up for sale with a price of £100,000 attached to the leasehold.

Eyre Court Hotel is popular with tourists visiting the Jurassic Coast but it also attracts local trade for the weekly quiz, sports teams and live music sessions, ensuring that it benefits from year-round trade.

The sales agent told the Western Morning News: “The owners believe that there is still tremend... Continue Reading

Wrexham pub for sale

A Wrexham pub is up for sale, with interest expected both from business buyers and those looking to take advantage of the planning consent that has been granted for the building's development.

The sale of the pub, The Commercial, which has been reported by, could be of particular interest to property developers, although there does appear to be plans in place to keep the pub as it is. The pub is for sale for £195,00... Continue Reading

Grimsby craft shop for sale

A craft shop in Grimsby is up for sale after its owner has decided that she would like to free up time to be a foster parent.

Lynn Pettitt is selling Grimsby Crafts, in Brocklesby Road, for £63,000. The price includes all of the shop's stock, as well as the building its housed in, a computer, furniture and a large workshop.

Speaking to the Grimsby Telegraph, Ms Pettitt explained that she was to foster and so is “... Continue Reading

Lincolnshire kids clothing shop in £39,950 sale

A popular kids clothing store called Rubyred Kids Boutique in Lincolnshire is up for grabs for £39,950.

The business is located on The Strait in Lincoln and offers clothing, toys and gifts for newborn babies and young children up to the ages of four or five. The property has three stockrooms and a bathroom over three floors, as well as built-in storage and double frontage with large windows.

The sale of the shop include... Continue Reading

Local pub for sale with £165,000 price tag

A local pub in Workington, Cumbria has been placed on the market by its owner Marston's, with a price tag of £165,000.

The Commercial on Market Place is one of the longest established public houses in the area and could be under threat of closure and redevelopment, should the buyer explore the site's suitability for other uses as mentioned in the advert for the pub sale.

A regular to the pub for over 40 years,... Continue Reading