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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


Burnley fish and chip shop up for sale at 'bargain price'

A fish and chip shop in Lancashire has gone up for sale at the bargain price of just £9,000.

Brunshaw Fish and Chips in Burnley is a family run business but siblings Abigail Francoli, 30, and Ben Francioli, 28, are looking to sell up following the death of their father Louis last month. The National Federation of Fish Friers has called the valuation an “absolute bargain” and believe that if the owners were not after a quick sale... Continue Reading


Popular Northamptonshire pub put back on the market

The managers of a pub in Northamptonshire have renewed their attempts to sell the business.

The leasehold of the Queen Adelaide pub in the village Kingsthorpe has been put back on the market. Meanwhile, Enterprise Inns will retain its stake in the pub in Manor Road as a new management team is sought, the Northampton Chronicle reported.

The property has been listed with Christie + Co for £85,000. The new owners and manag... Continue Reading


Economic recovery might come too late for rural pubs

Consumer spending might be back on the up, particularly in the hospitality sector, but it has come too late to save some of Bristol’s landmark pubs.

This is the view of hotels specialist Peter Brunt from Colliers International who said that while there had been an upturn in business recently, there were still many rural pubs suffering from the harsh market conditions. He added that suburban areas were being hardest hit, stating: ... Continue Reading


Closed Chinese restaurant in Preston goes on the market

A popular Chinese restaurant and bar in Preston has been up for sale for almost £400,000.

China House made the news earlier this year after it was branded a “death trap” because of leaking gas and questionable electrical wiring. The owners were ordered to close its doors but refused to until eventually it closed up and made the necessary repairs.

The business is now available to buy for £399,999. An advert by the s... Continue Reading


Devon music shop stock up for grabs

If anyone has ever been interested in starting a music shop then the stock of Devon store has been put up for sale.

The music store is selling more than 20,000 items on the online auction site eBay. The lot is listed at £8,999 ‘buy it now’, although interested parties can alternatively just log their highest bid.

Gigwise reported that the shop has been open for seven years but is being sold so the owner can start a ... Continue Reading


Cornish ferry business put up for sale

A small ferry business that carries passengers from Fowey to Mevagissey has been up for sale by its owners.

John Wood, the owner of the Fowey to Mevagissey passenger ferry, is putting the business on the commercial market with a guide price of £350,000, the Western Morning News (WMN) reported. The business has been transporting people between the two popular tourists towns on the Cornish coast for over 14 years, but the ferry captai... Continue Reading