3 bedroom pub for sale


Sold STC £185,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold



Positioned on the outskirts of the West Yorkshire town of Keighley sitting between Bradford and Skipton only 3 miles from the world-famous Pennine village of Haworth (Bronte Country).

Open Plan Lounge/Bar (c50+ plus standing) is a split-level L-shaped room with attractive built in multi fuel burner and 7 cask ales on offer.

Multi-use Lounge/Meeting Room (c20+ plus standing) able to be self-contained for privacy purposes.

Spacious below ground floor beer cellar & storage.

Good sized 3 bedroom owners' accommodation with private access: Unused spacious 2nd floor area providing opportunity for B&B/Letting introduction.

Advised turnover circa £211,874 (incl. VAT) for year ending 31st August 2017 on 100% Wet sales (Achieved on reduced opening hours through lifestyle choice).

We are advised that the sale is subject to VAT - which should be reclaimable.

Genuine reason for sale.


This award-winning inn is located on the edge of the populous West Yorkshire town of Keighley only 3 miles from the famous Pennine village of Haworth (Bronte country). Keighley sits directly between the city of Bradford (10 miles) and the busy market town of Skipton (12 miles) and has all major shops, facilities, amenities and schools. Surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside and many affluent towns and villages, this part of West Yorkshire is highly attractive to visitors and tourists alike. Nearby points of interest include the National Trusts East Riddlesden Hall, Haworth village (Bronte country) and Keighley and Worth Valley light railway. The nearby road networks are excellent with numerous surrounding 'A' roads that provide access to all other parts of this beautiful county.

This prominent 3 storey property was originally built around 1820 as 4 individual back to back cottages. These were then all knocked through to create the current inn. The property is of stone construction with rendering to each side and sits under a pitched Welsh slate roof. A small entrance porch to the front provides access to the trading areas. These consist of:

Lounge/Bar (circa 50+ plus standing) is a lovely well-presented split level L-shaped room with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The room has loose tables, chairs, stools and wooden bench pews complimented by upholstered perimeter bench seating. Fully carpeted throughout with unique bric-a-brac and numerous cask ale pump clips on display the room also has a roaring multi fuel burner to one end set in an open fireplace. There is a bar server of wood construction offering 7 (seven) cask ales with a mosaic ceramic tiled perimeter. A small kitchenette area leads off from behind the bar.

Multi-use Lounge/Meeting Room (c20+ plus standing) leads off from the main Lounge/Bar and can be used for many numerous occasions. These include overflow drinking area, private meetings or small private parties. The room is fully carpeted and has loose tables and chairs able to be laid out as required to suit the occasion. There is a sliding door to enable the room to be self-contained for privacy purposes and a small bar serving hatch of wood construction to one side.

Spacious ground floor beer cellar with cask racking, remote, python and pumps etc and plenty of additional storage areas.

Ladies & Gents WC's.

The owner's accommodation is located on the 1st floor and briefly consists of: 3 bedrooms (2 double/1 single), lounge, fitted kitchen and newly fitted bathroom. The owner's accommodation also has private access. The 2nd floor of the property is unused and has recently been re-floored however mirrors the footprint of the floor below. This provides opportunity for the introduction of a B&B letting facility if so desired (STPP).

To the front of the property is a spacious grassed al fresco area (not included in the title deeds) with wooden picnic benches and surrounding trees. Also to the front is a quirky smoking solution. There is no car park for this business however the unclaimed land surrounding the property provides parking for up to circa 30 cars.

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:
Mon - Sat 10am to midnight
Sun 12noon to 11.30pm

Current opening hours are:
Mon - Thurs 4pm to 11pm
Fri - Sat 4pm to 11.30pm
Sunday 12noon to 10.30pm

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 the property benefits from all mains services being connected (no services tested). Business rates payable are advised as currently being £nil per annum.

The current owners have run the business since November 2003 - initially as a Timothy Taylors lessee then, in 2012 they purchased the actual freehold. Over the past 14 years our delightful vendor clients have established a profitable business providing quality cask ales and drinks to a loyal, repeat and desirable clientele. The business has a totally unique atmosphere and was the first licensed inn in the town to enforce a total no smoking ban long before it became compulsory. After much thought and many years working within the industry our vendor clients are now reluctantly looking to be able to take life at a more leisurely pace. The business is currently operated by the owners themselves and they are assisted by circa 6 part-time/casual members of staff. The business currently operates on reduced hours purely through lifestyle choice however sits at the heart of the community and is known as 'the country pub in the town'. The business plays host to a monthly quiz and is also involved in a local quiz league. Various clubs and societies meet here on a regular basis and an annual beer festival is also hosted here. This has been recognised by CAMRA and many others and numerous awards have been presented here on many occasions. We are advised that accounts declare takings of circa £211,874 (incl. vat) to year to end 31st August 2017. This has been achieved on 100% Wet sales and reduced trading hours (lifestyle choice only). New owners could continue to operate the business using the same successful formula or may wish to take the business to the next level. In our opinion this could be achieved by taking advantage of the obvious potential to extend the trading hours whilst exploring the opportunity to introduce a B&B/letting offer (STPP), looking at introducing a food offer whilst using other ideas from their business plan. This property offers many un-tapped opportunities.
Accounting information will be made available to interested parties after viewing. 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.

VIEWING: All appointments must be made through Guy Simmonds. Please note that these Sales Particulars are issued on the strict basis that all negotiations, viewings and contacts in connection with this business are conducted through Guy Simmonds who are appointed by the vendor to act under a Sole Selling Rights agreement with total confidentiality. Any breach of these terms may make you liable in law to litigation and damages. Under no circumstances must you approach the owner direct without a formal appointment or disclose to other customers and staff that the Premises are for sale.

FINANCE FOR PURCHASING A LICENSED PROPERTY: We are in constant touch with a leading finance broker who specialises in arranging Business Finance for Licensed Properties. Whether you are purchasing a Licensed Property through ourselves, or another agent, we will be pleased to contact on your behalf our specialist who can arrange the necessary Finance Package for you at preferential rates. Please telephone for free and no obligation advice with regards to financing a Business.

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(I) These particulars are a general outline for the guidance of intending purchasers (or lessees) and do not constitute an offer or contract, nor any part of an offer or contract.
(II) All descriptions, dimensions, distances, maps/plans, references to condition, trading figures and other items in these particulars are given as a guide and no responsibility is assumed by Guy Simmonds for the accuracy of individual items. Intending purchasers (or lessees) should not rely on them as statements of representations of fact and should satisfy themselves as to the correctness of each item by making independent enquiries.
(III) Intending purchasers (or lessees) should make their own independent enquiries regarding the use of the property, necessary permissions for use and occupations, potential uses and any other matters affecting the property prior to purchase.
(IV) Guy Simmonds do not make or give whether in these particulars, during negotiations or otherwise, any representation or warranty in relation to this property. No responsibility is taken by Guy Simmonds for any error, omission or mis-statement in these particulars. Guy Simmonds do not warrant the accuracy of any accountancy information supplied and purchasers are advised to take independent advice in order to satisfy themselves.
(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.
(VI) All statements and descriptions are made without responsibility or warranty by Guy Simmonds, the vendors or lessees. Neither do Guy Simmonds nor the vendors/lessees hold ourselves responsible for any expenses whatsoever incurred by applicants inspecting Businesses which may be sold or withdrawn, to include travelling, valuation/survey, legal fees etc.
(VII) No person in the employment of Guy Simmonds has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.
(VIII) It should not be assumed that the contents of any photographs are included in the sale.
(IX) All prices quoted are excluding stock at valuation.

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Nearest stations

  • Keighley (0.5 mi)
  • Steeton & Silsden (2.7 mi)
  • Crossflatts (2.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Guy Simmonds Business Transfers Limited , National Licensed Property

Coppice Farm, Ashby Road Melbourne, DE73 8BJ

01332 448136 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Keighley (0.5 mi)
  • Steeton & Silsden (2.7 mi)
  • Crossflatts (2.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Guy Simmonds Business Transfers Limited , National Licensed Property

Coppice Farm, Ashby Road Melbourne, DE73 8BJ

01332 448136 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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