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05 July 2018 | Pubs

One of the UK’s top waterside pubs for sale in Daventry

Specialist business property adviser Christie & Co has brought to the market The Admiral Nelson in Braunston, Daventry, recently named one of the 10 best waterside pubs in the UK by The Guardian.

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The pub boasts an enviable location on the banks of the Grand Union Canal and occupies a traditional, former farm house. Featuring a good sized lounge, bar and dining area for a combined 30 covers, plus a games room, the two-storey property also benefits from the additional outdoor space provided by the beer garden overlooking the canal which can accommodate 100 covers. 

Ideally suited to a lifestyle buyer, the first floor of the pub offers a fully equipped, three-bedroom owner’s accommodation, along with a staff room and roof terrace. Situated close to Brauston Marina, the area offers an ideal spot for walkers and boaters using the canal and tow path, ensuring a steady stream of passing trade. 

In more recent years the property was owned by Enterprise Inns, until the current owners successfully changed The Admiral Nelson into a free house. The establishment prides itself on well-kept real ales and quality home cooked menus with traditional pub food on the bar menu and more contemporary dishes available on the a la carte menu. 

Now looking for a lifestyle change, the current owners, Mark & Pam Davis and Liam Evans, hope to pass on the baton to a new owner who can continue to drive trade forwards. They comment, “After a number of awards during our time at The Admiral Nelson we found the report in The Guardian to be the most surprising and exciting. We feel our achievements over the last few years has been a result of all our fantastic staff both past and present and all our most valued customers along the way – so thank you all so very much!”

Joshua Sullivan, Business Agent at Christie & Co comments, "The Admiral Nelson is a classic example of a quintessential canalside inn. The sale of the business is an opportunity for an applicant, whether first-time buyer or existing operator, to acquire a unique and profitable business with the benefit of excellent levels of repeat custom. There is scope to build upon the existing enterprise through the potential addition of letting accommodation. We are excited to be marketing this rare opportunity to take on such a quality business."

The freehold interest of The Admiral Nelson is on the market at an asking price of £550,000.