Have you ever spent a night in your local pub and wondered what it might be like to be on the other side of the bar?
There are a number of tenancy agreements – where you pay the rent, bills and staff costs – available on boozers across the Cotswolds.
And, in many cases, private accommodation is included – so you could be getting a home as well as a business.
Here is a selection of the pubs needing a landlord according to the findmypub.com website.
> NB: All information was available on the website on the day of publication
The Golden Farm
Address: Upper Churnside, Cirencester, GL7 1AR
Ingoing cost: £11,000
Annual rent: £26,000
Accommodation: There is accommodation on the first floor which is separated into two distinct areas. The first area is the “Managers Flat” which consists of a double bedroom, kitchen/diner, living room and bathroom. The second is relatively unused but with a little investment could create another three double bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bathroom, WC, office and then further on the 2nd floor are three attic rooms. With the right investment, it could also be possible to turn some of this accommodation into letting rooms.
Details: The Golden Farm is a 15th Century pub situated on the edge of Cirencester town centre. The landlords are now seeking a publican who can continue developing a great community-driven business and grow further to appeal to the local community.
The inside is traditionally decorated, with wooden floors, working fireplaces and beamed ceilings. The bar area and dining room are arranged over two levels and both can seat up to 60 guests. The skittle alley can be used as a function room to accommodate a further 80 people and is currently used for live entertainment. On the first floor, one room has been designated as a private meeting room for up to 20 people. There is a fully fitted and compliant kitchen.
The outside space comprises a covered area and a large garden to the front and side of the property. There is seating for 24 under the lit and heated smoking area and there are currently 28 benches on the lawned beer garden with room for more. Parking facilities are provided to the front, side and rear and can accommodate up to 30 vehicles.
Address: Market Place, Northleach, GL54 3EE
Ingoing cost: £18,000
Annual rent: £20,000
Accomodation: The private accommodation comprises of a kitchen, two double bedrooms and a single providing good accommodation for a small family.
Details: A quintessential village pub dating back to the 1700s and situated on the historic market square. Three en-suite letting rooms gives the opportunity to attract the visiting trade as well as the locals. This amazing opportunity would suit either an individual publican or couple with food experience, to continue to grow this pub.
The Sherbourne Arms has many period features throughout including exposed stone walls, inglenook fireplaces, and beamed ceilings. The internal trading areas are split into three bar areas and a separate restaurant. Across all three bar areas, there is seating for around 50 covers, which is mirrored in the restaurant. Due to the large number of separate areas the pub has the scope to provide a function room, offering an additional revenue stream.
The pub boasts two separate external areas that include a courtyard garden to the side that could accommodate approximately 20 covers, then to the front of the pub are traditional pub benches to seat approximately 10.
Address: Hampton Street, Tetbury, GL8 8JN
Ingoing cost: £20,000
Annual rent: £26,000
Accomodation: Along with the trading accommodation, the private accommodation has been completely refurbished. It has two large double bedrooms, a living room, a bathroom and a domestic kitchen. There is also a dry storage area which could be used as an office if desired.
Details: The Greyhound is decorated to a very high standard. The pub is a complete gem with a refreshing and vibrant feel making this pub a brilliant opportunity for an experienced operator who will develop the business and deliver a “real pub” to the community of Tetbury.
Although the Greyhound is all open plan, the design has created distinctive areas for different occasions. The bar has a more relaxed atmosphere with a view over the open pass kitchen and access to the courtyard. The diner’s area is warm and cosy with a gas stove creating a welcoming ambiance. This area is popular with visitors who bring their dogs for a more relaxed dining experience. The restaurant area has a mixture of soft furnishings broken up by its variety in levels with a mixture of low and high seating. The open pass catering kitchen is of high specification with a wash-up area and a dry door situated on the first floor.
The courtyard has eight large tables which are popular for alfresco dining and drinking in the warmer months.