Run a Stonegate Pub - Lock & Quay Chorley, Lancashire

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About the Pub

The Lock & Quay is a traditional public house with a good food offer. It is located on the edge of Chorley next to the Leeds Liverpool Canal, making it popular with walkers and passing barges. It has a good catchment area as it is located in a residential area and has good visibility from the road. As you enter the main bar and lounge area there is a mixture of loose and fixed seating that can be re-arranged for group bookings. There is a further raised area with capacity for 30 covers that could also be used for dining or private functions. A good-sized lounge area to the left with a gas stove creates a warm and homely atmosphere, along with the exposed brick wall and period windows with a large bar can be seen along the back wall and has bar seating, with lounge seating and room for a pool table opposite. This property has the provision for live music within the premises licence, this has proven to be popular in the past with the local community. There is a popular cobbled drinking area with benches located to the front of the pub. The pub is decorated with hanging baskets, making it an extremely attractive place to sit and relax. Stonegate Pub Partners are seeking an experienced publican who can market the pub correctly to increase passing trade.

Business Information

Agreement: Retail Partnership Tenancy
Capital Startup: Est. £13250
Fixtures / Fittings: Est. £8255
Guide Rent: £25000 pa
Potential Turnover: £347000 pa

Regional Manager's Thoughts

The Lock & Quay is a great pub, enjoyed by locals as well as those travelling to and through the area. Chorley is a lovely market town with all the character and local amenities you would come to expect. Historically, the customer base has been predominately wet-led with a pub food offer that received great reviews. The business should continue to be a focal point in the local community, making families feel welcome and providing a high level of service. We require a publican with experience of running a similar type of pub, who knows how to market it correctly and build on local and passing trade.

Surrounding Area

The pub is located alongside the Leeds-Liverpool Canal and Botany Bay, a large tourist attraction in the town of Chorley, which can be reached by a short walk along the canal towpath. It has a good catchment area as it is located in a residential area and has good visibility from the road. The surrounding area is residential with most houses being privately owned. Chorley is located eight miles north of Wigan and became a major market town due to its central location between other towns. The A6 runs through Chorley, with the M61 and M6 providing access to the wider road network.

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