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12 May 2016 | Pubs

Popular pub-restaurant in the Lune Valley is seeking a new owner

Specialist property adviser, Christie & Co has brought to market The Lunesdale Arms which is the only public house in the village of Tunstall in the Lune Valley, Lancashire.

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The Lune Valley has been honoured by painter TMW Turner and poets William Wordsworth and Thomas Gray for its unspoilt English countryside and is only a few minutes’ drive from Lancaster and borders the Forest of Bowland (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and the Yorkshire Dales.

The Lunesdale Arms has been recently refurbished by the current owners and is presented in excellent order, with a number of period features including beamed ceilings, stone and wooden flooring, open fireplaces and wood burning stoves, creating a cosy atmosphere for both dining and drinking. 

The property includes a bar, spacious dining room for 70 covers and separate function room for 25 covers.  Good sized owners’ accommodation is included in the shape of a first floor three bedroom apartment.  Externally, the pub has a beer patio to the front, generous car parking for up to 50 vehicles and borders open farmland.

The Lunesdale Arms currently offers a varied menu which includes Asian and British food, as well as homemade pizzas.  It also has an excellent TripAdvisor rating of 4.5/5, with trade being derived from local residents as well as tourists visiting the area.

Tom O’Malley, who is handling the sale from Christie & Co’s Manchester office, comments: “With a strong demand for freehold pubs in the area, along with the fact that The Lunesdale Arms has been comprehensively refurbished, upgraded and maintained by our clients during their ownership, Christie & Co believe this to be a turnkey business, ideal for a family lifestyle venture, or a chef looking to start and run his own restaurant.”

Nigel and Anthea Brigstock, current owners of the pub, comment: “Having owned The Lunesdale Arms for two years and made various improvements, we have decided that it is time to move on.  Unfortunately we have not had very good health recently and would like to move closer to our family.  Sadly we believe that we cannot do justice to what is an excellent business with great potential.”

The Lunesdale Arms is on the market freehold at an asking price of £449,950.