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HISTORIC CUMBRIAN PUBLIC HOUSE ON THE MARKET

17 May 2019

Following its comprehensive refurbishment Dockray Hall, Penrith (formerly The Gloucester Arms) seeks new operators.  

At one time the private home of Richard III, these are long-established and characterful premises - the quintessential historic Public House offering bars and dining, the trade areas beautifully restored throughout with innumerable original features including wall panelling, Inglenook fireplace, beamed ceilings etc..  

The property is situated in the centre of Penrith, a focal point for the Lake District and surrounding areas - popular year round with visitors, this and the strong local population ensuring a significant potential trade catchment.  Following their very successful relaunch to the market approx 18 months ago the premises are available to allow the present owners to concentrate on their nearby businesses.  

Taking the view that securing of the right operators for this unique opportunity is the paramount goal, the premises are available on generous new (private) lease terms (alternatively available freehold).  

NEW INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT FOR SKIPTON

18 Apr 2019

Following acquisition from the administrator, Turner Developments are to undertake an exciting development of premises on Snaygill Industrial Estate to provide new industrial units up to approx 2880 sq.m/30,000 sq.ft.

Available in conjunction with Joint Agents Atkinson Associates the premises are available on either a freehold or leasehold basis, with accommodation able to be modelled to meet individual occupiers' specific requirements.  

Following a period of very low availability of accommodation in the Skipton area this development represents an exciting opportunity, and with a high level of interest quickly being shown from enquirers.  

Situated close to the entrance of the established Snaygill Industrial Estate the site occupies a prime location and includes good private yard space for deliveries/parking.  

STANLEY FERRY - SOLD

09 Nov 2018

Acting on behalf of the Canal and River Trust, Westlake & Co  have sold the Stanley Ferry to the sitting tenant, Greene King in a deal that represents a gross yield of 6.55%  based on the passing rent.

Currently trading as Hungry Horse Restaurant and Bar, the property is located at the confluence of the Aire and Calder Navigation Canal and the River Calder approx. 2 miles North East of Wakefield.

Included in the deal is a marina that is sub-let.

The lease term is for 99 years from 1994 subject to a 5 year rent review pattern with no tenant break option and the rent review is assessed at the greater of Base Rent or 6% of turnover net VAT.

The deal was struck privately between the parties and the investment was never publicly marketed.

Jonathan Tinsley oversaw the deal for CRT and Graham Kelly represented the Tenant Company.

FORMER KORKS WINE BAR/BRASSERIE (OTLEY) SOLD - RE-DEVELOPMENT PLANNED

09 Jun 2018

Converted to create a Wine Bar & Restaurant approx 30 years ago, Korks established a reputation far beyond the town and over a period of years, further enhanced with the development of the Function and Music Suite at the rear in more recent years.  All good things come to an end.... with the retirement of Chris Payne, its characterful owner, the property was placed on the open market for sale in the Spring.  

Otley is not short of licensed premises, being singular as the only town in the UK where all public houses are listed as an ACV (Asset of Community Value - affording protections as to their status) - this notwithstanding, interest in the site was received from a number of corporate operators keen to capitalise on the opportunity.  

The successful buyers intend to completely re-model the building and accommodation to create a vibrant new of venue for the town - and a different offering within the already well-established central trade circuit.

THE CROSS KEYS NEW PUBLIC HOUSE DEVELOPMENT PROPOSED…….

20 Mar 2018

Skipton's long standing and widely known Cross Keys fronting Otley Road on the edge of the town centre has been sold on behalf of ei Group Plc following a short period of marketing and high degree of interest.  Enquiries were received from a wide range of licensed trade operators (including for Restaurant/Brasserie development) leading to the invitation of best and final offers and a number of bids being received.

Successful bidders were the dynamic and emergent BurningNight Group (operators of the successful Potting Shed and Fire Pit brands) having plans to transform these historic premises into a modern licensed venue.  

With extensive bar and dining accommodation plus extensive external areas front and rear - all within walking distance of the town centre - the transformation of this site is eagerly awaited.  

THE WESTFIELD HOTEL, (FORMER HARRY'S CARVERY), WYKE BD12 9DP - BEST OFFERS INVITED

07 Jan 2018

The availability of the former Westfield Hotel (fronting the busy junction of the A58 Halifax Leeds and B6120 Roads – close to the Chain Bar M606 M62 Junction) created significant interest – both from continued licensed trade operators and alternative occupiers/users (including developers).

With large car park (site of approx 0.19Ha/0.47A) the premises are suitable for a wide variety of outcomes, best and final offers ultimately being invited and securing a quick and very successful sale.  

It is anticipated that the purchasers will re-develop the site....

THE CROWN, ADDINGHAM - ACQUIRED BY AUTHENTIC ALE HOUSES

01 Nov 2017

Fronting the main street in the middle of Addingham, this popular Wharfedale village Freehouse has been acquired by BurningNight Group within their Authentic Ale House brand.


The property was offered for sale on the open market on a discreet basis, attracting a good deal of interest from both private buyers and corporate operators. Capitalizing on the the traditional character of the property, with boarded/beamed ceilings, open fires etc. the purchasers intend to carry out a program of development to extend the trade areas including new external drinking area.

MUCH LOVED YORKSHIRE DALES NATIONAL PARK HOSTELRY TO GET NEW LEASE OF LIFE

31 Jul 2017

The Marton Arms Hotel, Thornton in Lonsdale represents the quintessential Yorkshire Dales farmhouse country inn dating from 1670, the property situated just off the main A65 Skipton-Lakes road, one mile from Ingleton and six miles from Kirkby Lonsdale in an area with many surrounding attractions (not least including the Yorkshire Three Peaks, White Scar Caves, Ingleton Water Falls etc.)


Comprising extensive bars and dining accommodation with letting bedrooms (a popular function venue not least for the picturesque church opposite - and the distant views of Ingleborough beyond as a glorious backdrop for the wedding photos). The property attracted a good deal of interest for selling to new operators off an asking price of £465,000 (offers) - presently undergoing refurbishment and shortly to reopen as a quality inn with rooms.

CONFIDENTIAL INSTRUCTION LEADS TO SUCCESSFUL SALE

31 Jul 2017

Sold by us in 2012, when the property was closed, the Fountain (former Barlick Hotel) Barnoldswick underwent a program of careful refurbishment to create the much loved business that it is today - a cornerstone of the local leisure circuit with traditional bars and dining plus superb letting bedrooms.


Mindful of the potential disruption that such a successful business can encounter through an open offer for sale the site was offered on a confidential basis, a targeted marketing programme quickly securing a deal at the full asking price, and selling inside six weeks.


This property as much as any other usefully illustrates the continued demand for well presented and professionally operated businesses.

MARCH 2017 - THE BULL HOTEL, SEDBERGH - SOLD

03 Mar 2017

The only hotel in the popular Cumbrian market town of Sedbergh (midway between The Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks at the foot of The Howgill Fells and the home of the famous boarding school) this 17th Century Coaching Inn sold on behalf of Ei Group to a consortium of Sedbergh School at £800,000.  

The intention is to significantly upgrade and refurbish the property, capitalising on the superb position and strong year round trade (not least including international visitors to the school), all representing a restoration of this fine property to its former glory.

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