Specialist property adviser Christie + Co is marketing for sale one of Liverpool’s most iconic public houses, Ma Egerton’s Stage Door.
The historic pub, which dates back to 1869, has welcomed a galaxy of international stars from film, television and stage including; Charlie Chaplin, Laurel & Hardy, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Amy Winehouse, Harry Houdini, The Beatles, Sammy Davis Jr, Pamela Anderson, Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones.
Situated in Liverpool city centre adjacent to Lime Street Station, its neighbours include gig venue the O2 Academy and the UK's largest regional theatre, The Liverpool Empire.
The pub is currently owned by actor and businessman Iain Hoskins who is planning on relocating to Los Angeles. Over the past three years the site has benefited from an investment of nearly £400,000, including the installation of its already legendary food concept, Ma's Old Fashioned Pizza Shop.
Lee Bloomberg, Negotiator at Christie + Co’s Manchester office is handling the sale and comments: “The sale presents an exciting opportunity to acquire an important piece of Liverpool history. Ma Egerton's Stage Door has consistently been voted the best Liverpool bar and pub from Trip Advisor and always features at the top of every compiled best pub list for the region. The launch of the Paramount student complex next door presents potentially excellent footfall and the opportunity for a new buyer to build on an already excellent business.”
Iain Hoskins says: ""I am immensely proud of the past three years of hard work in smashing previously unobtainable sales targets and re-inventing this classic pub. She will be very hard to leave behind, but Ma's a girl who requires 100% devotion and loyalty and so it wouldn't be practical to manage her remotely. It's satisfying to know that I am passing on a business that's in excellent health, profitability and an unblemished reputation with bags of potential still to realise for the right buyer. For now however, it's business as usual as we look toward Christmas and our strong line up of events, including Tina Malone quiz and celebrity Sing Along nights.”
The leasehold interest in Ma Egerton's Stage Door is being marketed by the Manchester office of Christie + Co.