1/30/2024 | Pubs

Cherished community pub in Ashby on the market through Christie & Co

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has been instructed to market The Malt Shovel, a popular pub in Ashby, North Lincolnshire.


Located on the town’s busy high street, the pub caters to its loyal local customers, as well as commuters, and is highly popular for its food and drink offering.

The business has been owned by Rupert Abbott for over 18 years, who is selling due to retirement.

He comments, “I was lucky enough to be offered the chance to purchase The Malt Shovel in 2006. The pub didn’t go to the open market as the owner was keen to get the right person with the same values as himself, who could take the business that he had built forward.

“It’s a pub at the heart of the thriving community, with fantastic staff and great fresh cooked food and real ale offering. I’m lucky enough to have been part of the lives of the local community, but all good things come to an end. Now is a good time to bow out and hand the operation of a thriving business to a new custodian.”

Alex Rex, Senior Business Agent at Christie & Co who is handling the sale, comments, “I am privileged to have been given the opportunity to find a new owner for this fantastic and unique Pub and Restaurant operation. There are very few pubs on the market that perform to the levels that this one does and I expect there to be a number of interested parties in the establishment.”

For further information on this press release, contact:                  

Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Manager
P: 020 7227 0794 or E: bronte.hughes@christie.com

Contact the agent:

Alex Rex, Senior Business Agent – Hospitality
M: +44 7540 061864 or E: alex.rex@christie.com

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