Run a Stonegate Pub - Ship Acaster Malbis York, North Yorkshire

About the Pub

The Ship Inn is a beautiful 17th century pub on the banks of the River Ouse in the attractive village of Acaster Malbis, approximately 5 miles down-river of York city centre. The pub has a great reputation for real ale and home-cooked food and now benefits from six fantastic newly refurbished letting bedrooms. This is a big business and needs a publican skilled in managing and maximising these three important income streams. This is a busy pub, particularly in summer, when surrounding caravan parks and boat tours from York are active. York Boats who do river cruises contract the restaurant for carvery lunches also. The pub has a traditional feel with many features including large beams, stone flooring, comfortable booth seating and loose furniture all in very good condition. There is a separate "Wheel House" carvery room, with seating for 25 and a large conservatory style restaurant and function room with 60 covers and ceiling-to-floor windows overlooking the garden and river. The large well-equipped trade kitchen is capable of meeting the demands of the food trade. A very attractive garden area is situated to the front of the pub with 10 benches overlooking the river, ideal for outdoor drinkers.

Business Information

Agreement: Fixed Term Tenancy
Capital Startup: Est. £51000
Fixtures / Fittings: Est. £35000
Guide Rent: £41000 pa
Potential Turnover: £539492 pa

Regional Manager's Thoughts

The busiest period for the pub is during the warmer months when visitors flock to the river. However, the drive-to-food offer means there is potential to benefit from all year-round trade and with few local amenities remaining in the village, the pub also has the opportunity to cement its status as the hub of the village via 'Pub is the Hub'.

Surrounding Area

This is a beautiful 17th century pub situated on the banks of the River Ouse in the attractive village of Acaster Malbis, one of many rural villages to the south of York. Approximately four miles down-river of York city centre and two miles south of the busy A64, the village has a population of around 600. The pub is flanked by two busy caravan parks and a jetty onto the River Ouse where two scenic river boat cruises are launched.

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