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The Grog & Gruel, 66 High Street, Fort William, PH33 6AD

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Christie & Co, Edinburgh
Pub for sale

Key features

  • High Street ale house & restaurant
  • Ground floor bar, first floor restaurant
  • Commercial kitchen
  • High footfall
  • Private garden to rear
  • Energy rating G
  • Christie & Co Ref: 5254965

Property description

Tenure: Freehold


A popular bar restaurant enjoying a central location in Fort William, the business is contained within a two storey mid-terraced property set beneath a flat roof arrangement.


Fort William is located on the north west coast of Scotland, overlooking the sea loch of Loch Linnhe. Home to the highest mountain in the British Isles, Ben Nevis is immediately to the east of the town centre which will always prove extremely popular with climbers and visitors to the region, hoping to leave being able to say they have completed the challenging hill climb.

The A82 is one of the principal tourist routes in the west of Scotland, leading from Glasgow in the south via Loch Lomond passing through the spectacular Glencoe to the south of the town and onwards north to Inverness and the Isle of Skye via the A87. Fort William has also been home to a leg of the Mountain Biking World Cup since 2002 and enjoys many repeat visitors on an annual basis for this event. The property is located on the pedestrianised section of High Street with high levels of footfall.

Internal Details

The property is accessed from High Street via a recessed entrance vestibule and timber framed and glazed door arrangement. This leads to the ground floor lounge bar which carries a traditional theme with a single timber framed bar counter and extensive bottle gantry to the rear. There are sections of fixed seating and a large selection of moveable furniture throughout the room.

Toilet facilities are provided to the rear of the ground floor.

Other Floors

From the ground floor bar area an enclosed timber framed staircase leads up to the first floor restaurant area. This has the same footprint as the ground floor and is set on a split level basis with a slightly raised seating area to the front of the room, where large windows overlook the High Street. The room also includes a single timber framed serving counter. A selection of moveable furniture is provided throughout the room which is set out to cater for around 50 covers.

Ladies toilet facilities are provided at first floor level, at the top of the aforenoted staircase.

A fully fitted commercial kitchen including prep and wash areas is contained within the rear section of the first floor, with emergency access available out to the garden via an external fire escape.

Fixtures & Fittings

All fixtures and fittings required for the operation of the business will be included within the sale as a going concern.

External Details

The property includes a raised garden area to the rear, accessed via a concrete staircase adjacent to the outbuilding housing the cellar and storage accommodation. The garden is not currently utilised however historically was used as a beer garden with planning permission granted in 1999. Details available on request regarding permitted hours of use etc.

Owner's Accommodation

There is no owners accommodation included however, our client may consider the sale of a spacious 3 bedroom flat located nearby under separate negotiations.

Other Property

A stone built store set beneath a pitched roof is set to the rear of the property. This includes the beer cellar and also general storage space. Loading access is provided through the ground floor lounge bar from High Street.

The Opportunity

The Grog & Gruel presents a well positioned ale house and restaurant popular with locals and visitors to Fort William. Little capital expenditure is required and the business has recorded steady levels of turnover and profitability in recent years. Given the central location within the town's pub and restaurant circuit, an experienced operator should be able to easily continue current levels of trade, with the established workforce in place.


The business is fully staffed and operated under management. All staff will be transferred under TUPE legislation.

Business Rates

The Rateable Value (2017) is £45,000


A full Premises Licence is in place, and will be made fully transferable to a new purchaser.

Energy Performance Certificates



The Grog & Gruel, 66 High Street, Fort William, PH33 6AD


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Fort William Station0.3 miles
  • Corpach Station1.8 miles
  • Banavie Station1.9 miles

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