2/9/2023 | Pubs

Opportunity to purchase established pub in East Ayrshire village

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co is delighted to bring to market, The Sorn Inn, a pub with letting rooms in the village of Sorn, East Ayrshire.


The Sorn Inn is well positioned on the village High Street, near the general store, village hall, café and other local businesses, all of which are heavily relied upon by the small village. Home to just 350 residents, there is a strong sense of community amongst the locals. The town also benefits from tourists year-round visiting Sorn Castle.

The traditional pub has been refurbished to an extremely high standard, featuring a main reception, bar and dining areas, where up to 45 customers can enjoy food by esteemed head chef, David Maculloch. On the first floor there are two recently refurbished letting flats with separate entrances, offering comfortable accommodation for those travelling through East Ayrshire.

This is a unique opportunity to acquire a long-established, newly renovated pub. A new owner can build on the well-performing business and introduce new features, such as converting the rear garden into an outdoor seating area.

Alistair Watt, Business Agent at Christie & Co, who is marketing the business, comments, “Our client purchased the property in September 2020 and then undertook a complete renovation and refurbishment to create the impressive establishment it is today. The Sorn Inn benefits from steady local custom, with the majority of its trade stemming from Sorn and the many surrounding towns and villages in Ayrshire but it also receives visitors from Glasgow and Edinburgh due to its great reputation.”

The Sorn Inn is on the market at offers of £495,000 for the freehold going concern.

For further information on this press release, contact:

Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Manager
P: +44 (0) 7721 420 656 or E: bronte.hughes@christie.com

Contact the agent:
Alistair Watt, Business Agent
M: +44 7764 241 475 or E: alistair.watt@christie.com