1/24/2024 | Restaurants

Popular roadside coffee house on A77 by Prestwick sold through Christie & Co

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co is pleased to announce the sale of The Smithy Coffee House and Dwellings at Monkton by Prestwick.


The Smithy is located on a rare, busy roadside location at Sandyford Toll, A77 by Prestwick. An estimated 30,000 cars pass by on a daily basis, and the coffee house is an ideal pitstop for commuters in South Ayrshire A77 to Glasgow.

The business was previously owned and operated by the Irvine couple Ms Liz Fortune and the late Mr Jim Watson for the last 10 years and has since been sold due to Liz’s retirement. Liz comments “Jim and I knew The Smithy at Sandyford was a special place and after a lot of hard graft and tenacity it has become a legacy to our strong motivation and great teamwork. The Smithy is now a much loved venue to many locals and tourists alike. I wish the new owners every success in taking it to the next level and I’m delighted to see the same enthusiasm we had.”

The Smithy Coffee House and site has been purchased by a private buyer.

Tony Spence, Associate Director at Christie & Co who handled the sale, comments, “We are pleased to announce the confidential sale of The Smithy Coffee House and dwellings by Prestwick. This opportunity was sold off market to a private investor from London. The opportunities for this site are endless and we wish the buyer all the best going forward. Demand remains strong for similar businesses, and we would urge anyone considering a sale to get in touch directly for a no-obligation chat on how we can assist you with the sale of your business.”

For further information on this press release, contact:                  

Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Manager
P: 020 7227 0794 or E: bronte.hughes@christie.com

Contact the agent:

Tony Spence, Associate Director – Hospitality
M: +44 7546 698 684 or E: tony.spence@christie.com

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