This pub provides a great opportunity to step into a fully operational business, which is trading at excellent volumes but also has plenty of development potential. The Canal Turn is a fine canalside community mainstream pub that trades well across a variety of market sectors. It’s a fabulous destination pub for tourists, occasion diners or day-trippers, but is just as popular with locals as a great local community focused pub. A fantastic recent extension to the pub gives amazing views across the marina.
This pretty brick-built pub with its canalside conservatory, sympathetic signage and inviting outdoor seating is sure to catch the eye of passersby, whether they’re travelling on foot, by car or by narrowboat. Furnished in traditional style, the Canal Turn operates across separate trading zones, including a bar area for casual drinking with a pool/sports zone and a lounge with a well-kept mezzanine with feature fireplace, which can be used for functions or parties. The conservatory is ideal for dining and the kitchen can provide for up to 50 covers throughout. Outside, recent development has created additional eating and drinking space, making the pub an extremely popular destination during the warmer summer months. There’s also a 20-space car park, a smoking solution and free WiFi here.
The domestic accommodation consists of one bedroom, a kitchen and a lounge. Punch will ensure that this accommodation is in good order.
The Canal Turn is situated adjacent to the canal on the busy Lancaster Road, just two miles from Lancaster city centre. Carnforth is a historic town with good transport links to both Lancaster and Morecambe Bay. With the hills and the coast so close by, not to mention a host of heritage-focused tourist attractions, Carnforth is a popular destination for daytrippers, cyclists and walkers alike – but the locals here are just as active, and there are many varied community groups. The railway station is popular with tourists, as it’s famed for being the setting of David Lean’s enduring romantic masterpiece Brief Encounter. There are also several schools here, plus a range of independent shops.
Experience of serving quality pub food and a willingness to build links with local brewers and food suppliers is of paramount importance here. You’ll be keen to develop this business and to ensure the delivery of consistent and excellent customer service – to locals and tourists alike.