9/7/2017 | Pubs

Liverpool's first micropub for sale through Christie & Co

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has been instructed to sell Cask, a micropub in Liverpool, which has been crowned Pub of the Year two years running in both 2016 and 2017 by the Liverpool Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

Located in Stoneycroft, Cask was opened in July 2015 after plans were approved to open the first micropub in the City of Liverpool. Cask has since become part of the local community, priding itself on its friendly and homely feel in its single-roomed bar, where owners Ian and Michelle continue to welcome customers by name.

Inside its unassuming exterior, the micropub is adorned with memorabilia, including decorative, beer-related ornaments displayed in glass cabinets and a novel model railway track circling the room’s ceiling. With an ever-changing beer selection, Cask is the beer drinker’s paradise, specialising in bespoke beers and real ales sourced from breweries nationwide.

Keith Stringer, Associate Director at Christie & Co who is handling the sale comments, “Since its inception in 2015, the Cask Micropub has been a labour of love for owners Ian and Michelle Barton. Now looking to retire and with trade having increased over 50% during the last 12 months, the business represents an ideal opportunity for new owner operators to build on the firm foundations and profits of the business.”

Christie & Co is seeking £195,000 for the freehold interest.