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06 March 2020 | Pubs

Christie & Co bring to market popular South Shields bar

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co is pleased to bring to market Tinker Smiths, a popular bar and function room in the busy South Shields town centre.

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Tinker Smiths forms part of a long-established licensed circuit in South Shields, neighbouring occupiers include JD Wetherspoon, Amber Taverns and a number of other locally owned and operated premises. The town benefits from excellent public transport links with South Shields Metro Station and Keppel Street bus station being just a few minutes’ walk away. There is also a taxi rank immediately in front of the bar.

The property has seen significant investment in recent years, having been open since December 2015 following a complete refurbishment. It is now decorated in a modern and contemporary fashion and extremely well presented and maintained.

The 150-capacity ground floor bar offers seating in a range of styles, including high tables as well as booths. There is a main bar, a cocktail bar and an overflow bar used during peak times.  The 200 capacity first floor, branded Tinkers Loft was opened in December 2018 following the complete revamp, with brand new fixtures and fittings including a purpose-built bar and booth seating. This offers an extension to the ground floor bar, as well as a private function room.
 
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Tinker Smiths presents an opportunity for an experienced operator to purchase a town centre circuit bar in turnkey condition, ready to trade. There is scope to increase the number of function room bookings and to extend trading hours.

Owner Mr Scott Thompson comments; “I’ve had Tinkers for five years now and I’ve taken the decision to sell and concentrate on my other business, away from the Licensed trade. We will continue to run the bar as usual, so staff and customers need not be concerned. We’re on the look out for a buyer who can see the benefit in what we have created here and who will continue to run it in a similar fashion.”

David Cash, Associate Director at Christie & Co comments, “Tinker Smiths is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic owner-operator willing to go in and build on what is an already a very well-established business, which still has significant potential to grow.”

For further information on this press release, contact:
 
Fiona Fieldhouse, Head of Corporate Communications
P: 020 7227 0793 or E: fiona.fieldhouse@christie.com
 
Contact the agent:
David Cash, Associate Director
P: 07736 621 023
E: David.Cash@christie.com
 
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