An important hub for the local community, the pub has been owned and run as a family business since 2005 by Mark and Amy Ackland and Nigel and Keren Mattfield. It is currently home to eight skittles teams, four darts teams, sponsors two local football teams and also provides a valuable rendezvous for the local MAG motorcycle group who congregate there once a week.
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Amy comments, “It is not easy running a business with your family but somehow we have made it work for us. My father keeps us in order and says my mother and I gang up on him! My long suffering husband Mark has to put up with all of us but continues working hard to produce the well-kept pint we are famous for.
“We hope whoever takes on our business will enjoy running this pub as much as we have. We know there is even more they could do to expand the business and reach the full potential of this place that we have loved so much.”
Her father, Nigel adds, “It is interesting that we are bucking the trend and turning a profit. When we see pubs around us closing their doors, we know we must be doing something right!"
Nicholas Calfe, Director in Christie & Co’s Bristol office comments, “This is a great opportunity for a first time entrant or experienced publican to continue the running of this successful pub. We are expecting a lot of interest as Bristol has become a hotspot for licensed business buyers so interested parties are advised to enquire early.”
The Railway Tavern is on the market for £65,000 through Christie & Co.