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4 bedroom pub for sale



Property Description

Key features

  • Located on the edge of the busy town of Ilkeston (5 minutes walk) amidst densely populated housing adjacent to the Erewash Canal & close to the Nottinghamshire / Derbyshire border.
  • Fully refurbished Open Plan 'alehouse style' trading area (c70+ plus standing) with quality stylish & modern furnishings, central carved wooden bar server & lovely picturesque canalside views.
  • Below ground floor licensed trading area (c60+) formerly used as a function room, restaurant and skittle alley (Not currently used).
  • Spacious grassed and slabbed canalside beer garden with canal mooring.
  • 3+ Bedroom Owner's Accommodation.
  • Large attic space able to be converted to 4 bed (minimum) letting accommodation (STPP).
  • 2 minutes walk from the new Ilkeston train station currently being developed and due to open in 2016.
  • Suitable for alternative use. (STPP).
  • This business is currently closed but in a newly refurbished condition and ready to trade.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold



This business is located in a densely populated residential area and only a short walk from the centre of the Derbyshire town of Ilkeston, close to the borders of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. The property is positioned directly adjacent to the Erewash canal and tow path (non flooding) that leads down from Langley Mill to the river Trent. Ilkeston itself has a current population of around 40,000 inhabitants and was the birthplace of the famous actors Robert Lindsay and William Roache. Only a 2 minute walk away will be the new Ilkeston train station that is currently undergoing development and due to open in 2016. This will provide direct links to Nottingham and Derby along with many other major cities and towns. Also nearby are a number of well-known shopping centres that include the Bradley Mills Outlet Centre, and Giltbrook Retail Park, encompassing an Ikea Store. The local motorway network is excellent and the M1, A38, A52 and A6 are close by providing easy access to the cities of Nottingham (8 miles), Derby (10 miles) and other surrounding areas including the Peak District National Park.

This desirable and impressive 4 storey property is of fully rendered brick construction sitting under a pitched pan tiled roof. A small entrance porch to the front of the property provides access to the spacious and newly refurbished trading areas.

The trading areas of the property are immaculate throughout and furnished in a stylish, modern and contemporary style to an exceptionally high standard. New UPVC windows, boiler, electrics and external render/chimney pointing were all completed in the 2015 project. The trading area consists of:

Open plan trading area (circa 70+ standing) being a recently refurbished attractive and well-presented area with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The room has an assortment of loose tables, chairs, wooden bench pews, poseur table/stools and even a leather settee. A quality newly laid solid oak floor is complimented by several sections of carpet and to one end is a slightly raised area that could be used for entertainment purposes. The room also has interesting brewery bric-a-brac, pictures and memorabilia that adorn the painted wood panelled walls. Either end of the trading areas are open fireplaces with attractive Victorian surrounds. To the rear of the property are wonderful views of the Erewash Canal and tow path. There is a central carved wooden bar server with 6 new cask ale hand pulls and a newly installed Expobal coffee machine to one side. A small utility/wash up leads off from behind the bar area.

Below ground floor multi use Function Room, Restaurant, Skittle Alley (circa 60+). This room is situated in the basement, but is actually at garden level to the rear of the premises. Currently unused this room could be converted back to its former glories if desired. A good sized storage room leads off from this area that previously acted as the commercial catering kitchen.

There is a below ground floor cellar with remotes, python, pumps etc.

Ladies & Gents WC's.

Newly installed CCTV - Internal and external

The extensive owner's accommodation is located on the 1st floor and briefly consists of: 3 double bedrooms, lounge, kitchen, bathroom and office/4th bedroom if required. The attic space above is currently derelict however is of a good size with newly installed skylight windows and plumbing connections. This would be highly suitable to be converted to at least 4 en-suite letting rooms (STPP).

To the rear of the property is a spacious grassed garden area overlooking the Erewash canal and tow path with a mooring available on the canal. This is a highly desirable place to sit and watch the world (and the swans) go by in the warmer weather. To the side is a good sized slabbed patio area and both are suitable for wooden picnic benches, garden furniture, umbrellas etc. There is no car park for this property however on street parking is available directly outside the front door and around the surrounding areas.

We are advised that the business trades with the benefit of the Premises Licence (not seen) which permits the sale of alcohol during the hours of:
Sun - Thurs 9am to midnight
Fri - Sat 9am to 1am
Business currently closed

NB. Important. Prospective purchasers wishing to continue to operate the public house should ensure that they gain the APLH Qualification in readiness for their intended operation of the Public House.

The property and business is being offered for sale freehold (although we have not had sight of the title deeds). We are advised that all mains services are connected (no services tested). Business rates payable are advised as currently being ŁNil per annum.

The current owners purchased the property in 2014 and have since totally refurbished the external and all the trading areas to an exemplary standard. The business is ready and able to start trading immediately and the local vicinity has plenty of established housing from which to draw trade, as well as a number of small businesses nearby. Due to personal reasons our vendor clients are not trading this business and the property is currently closed. In our opinion new operators could introduce an assortment of cask ales and craft beers, a regular quiz, live entertainment, themed events or even a food offer.

There is no accounting information available for this business.

The property was viewed by Richard Fletcher who would be delighted to discuss further details and can be contacted on 07527 718400.

Viewing appointments must be made via Guy Simmonds

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(V) Guy Simmonds are unable to give any warranty as to the working order of any apparatus, equipment, fittings or services associated with the premises and therefore, cannot verify they are in full working order. Purchasers are strongly advised to obtain specialist reports prior to exchange of contracts in order to satisfy themselves.
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