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23 October 2018 | Pubs

Well established Cheshire village inn brought to the market through Christie & Co

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has been instructed on the leasehold sale of The Nags Head, a well established inn occupying a prominent corner position on the main high street within the picturesque village of Willaston, Cheshire.

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Set in a detached two storey property, the substantial pub comprises a ground floor trading area for up to 80 covers, with a central bar and sectional seating. Externally, there is a large seating area to the rear of the property for an additional 80 patrons, ensuring that the business is well placed to capitalise on the warm weather trade, plus onsite car parking for 30 vehicles.

On the first floor, there is four bedroom owner’s accommodation, ideal for an owner operator that wishes to reside on site, or to provide lodging for a manager. Additionally, there is a standalone barn which is currently used by the owners for storage but has the potential to be converted into letting accommodation following liaison with the relevant authorities.

Willaston is an affluent village situated on the Wirral peninsular, with the rural surroundings providing a scenic setting for the traditional inn, whilst also being highly accessible via main road links and close to the bustling and historic city of Chester.

The Nags Head is currently operated by publican Neil Miller and his wife Sonya, who are looking to sell the business’ leasehold after seven years in order to pursue a well deserved retirement. Mr Miller comments, “There has been a pub on the site since 1738 and we are proud to have continued this tradition for the past seven years. The Nags Head is recognised as the hub of the village, with homemade, fresh food and a varied range of cask ales. It’s a fantastic business for a new operator to develop further, and one which we’ve thoroughly enjoyed running.”

Tom O’Malley, Senior Business Agent at Christie & Co, who is handling the sale, comments, “The Nags Head is a fantastic turnkey opportunity, particularly for owner operators who want to take a hands-on approach. A proactive approach to marketing would be of immediate benefit to the business, and the existing public areas would lend themselves to the introduction of regular quiz or music nights to draw in additional trade. Longer term, the barn presents a fantastic opportunity to develop letting accommodation, or a function and events space. Similarly, the current owner’s accommodation presents further opportunities for the development of letting rooms.”

The Nags Head is for sale through Christie & Co, on a leasehold basis, with an asking price of £99,000.