The Brickmakers Arms is an established corner site community mainstream pub in Ipswich that’s now in need of a little TLC. Benefiting from a large car park to the rear and a live TV sports package, this locals’ pub has clearly designated public bar, lounge and snug areas, plus the ability to flex the space for private functions. Its patio beer garden with an outside screen is ideal for viewing big events, such as the World Cup, in an al fresco environment.
This established community pub has previously traded well on the back of its sports offer and local teams, and also benefits from a decent level of food sales, especially at weekends when a good Sunday lunch trade was established. It trades across three separate spaces: the public bar, a lounge area and a snug, with the ability to flex those spaces to accommodate private functions. The kitchen can cater for up to 24 covers throughout. Live TV sport is a key attraction and the pub also provides free WiFi. The outside screen in the patio beer garden is ideal for viewing big events and there’s also a smoking solution. The large car park offers space for 36 vehicles.
The domestic accommodation consists of two bedrooms, a kitchen and a lounge. Punch will ensure that this accommodation is in good order.
We’re planning an internal ‘sparkle’ investment in the near future to refresh the look and feel of the trading areas and toilet facilities.
Located just outside Ipswich town centre, the Brickmakers Arms is surrounded by chimney pots, putting a large potential customer base on its doorstep. As such, it should be at the heart of the community in everything it does, from pub teams to charity events, serving the needs of local residents on its doorstep. There are several local amenities along the road that the pub sits on and Ipswich Hospital is also very close by.
This could be an ideal starter pub for someone with good local knowledge and a willingness to succeed – or a new challenge for an experienced operator.