Run a Stonegate Pub - Union Cross Hotel Halifax, West Yorkshire

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About the Pub

The Union is a town centre tavern with good food reputation, quality draught and cask ales. This historic building was once a coaching inn and is already a strong performer. The pub can be accessed via a side door from the front archway or a second door via the courtyard. There is a single, central bar counter that serves the main trade area as well as the three cosy snugs which are situated to the front, side, and rear, accommodating 50 covers. The bar itself has a dark oak finish with brass rails and beams to the ceiling. The bar stands alongside a long drinking area that has unusual, curved windows facing into the courtyard at the side of the pub. The décor is traditional with patterned carpets, flagstone flooring and wooden ceiling beams, providing plenty of character which you would expect to find in such an old building. The commercial kitchen is moderately-equipped and capable of delivering a basic menu of hot and cold food. The Union Cross a cobbled courtyard with picnic benches provided for outdoor drinking. Stonegate Pub Partners are seeking an experienced publican who is passionate about running this historic pub.

Business Information

Agreement: Fixed Term Tenancy
Capital Startup: Est. £11000
Fixtures / Fittings: Est. £14000
Guide Rent: £25000 pa
Potential Turnover: £293000 pa

Regional Manager's Thoughts

The Union Cross is an iconic, landmark pub positioned in the heart of Halifax in the busy town centre, with parts of the property dating back to the 16th century. It is close to the indoor market and surrounded by independent shops as well as larger chain stores that create a huge opportunity for the publican to tap into the plentiful passing trade. The pub has gained a great reputation specifically for cask ale, therefore would suit an experienced publican who is passionate about cask ales and standards.

Surrounding Area

Halifax is located in the south-eastern corner of the South Pennines, situated about four miles from the M62 motorway and close to Bradford, Huddersfield and Rochdale. This is a heavily populated area where the majority of the residents live west of the town centre. The Victoria Theatre is less than half a mile away, with two football grounds and eight rugby clubs within a five-mile radius.

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