Run a Stonegate Pub - Liquorice Bush Pontefract Pontefract, West Yorkshire

About the Pub

The Liquorice Bush benefits from being in a great location in the centre of the town. With a solid reputation for providing excellent value pub food, a publican with food experience is required to maintain the dry trade whilst pushing the wet offer further. With many families and young couples in the local area, this large site can appeal to all by simultaneously utilising the trading zones for different groups of customers. Inside, the pub is traditionally decorated creating a warm and cosy atmosphere. A long, straight bar servery is easily accessible, with an array of cask ale pumps and international beer brand taps available. Timber beams and wooden panelling feature heavily, and the interior overall has space for approximately 50 covers, with loose tables and chairs spread across the bar and dining area. The pub boats well-equipped trade kitchen that can support a freshly, made-to-order, traditional menu. The Liquorice is a market town centre establishment and therefore there is a small patio area outside the front with two kerbside tables, overlooking the bustle of the town. The private accommodation consists of two bedrooms, a kitchen and a lounge and is ideal for a couple.

Business Information

Agreement: Fixed Term Tenancy
Capital Startup: Est. £13500
Fixtures / Fittings: Est. £10000
Guide Rent: £17500 pa
Potential Turnover: £254193 pa

Regional Manager's Thoughts

The Liquorice Bush is a fantastic opportunity for a new publican as it has been recently redecorated externally. With a solid reputation for providing excellent value pub food, a catering operator is required to maintain the dry trade whilst pushing the wet offer further. With many families and young couples in the local area, this large site can appeal to all by simultaneously utilising the trading zones for different groups of customers.

Surrounding Area

Pontefract is a historic market town in West Yorkshire, England, near the A1 and the M62 motorway. The pub is situated centrally, in the market square, with the markets held twice weekly. Pontefract Racecourse is only two miles away and the whole area is very busy on race days. Pontefract's deep, sandy soil makes it one of the few British places in which liquorice can successfully be grown. The town has a liquorice-sweet industry; and the famous Pontefract cakes are produced.

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