The Cardwell Arms is an already thriving pub that’s set to deliver a customer experience that’s better all round. The pub is a lovely balance between old and new, with original features helping create a traditional character and a solid rhythm of the week giving locals a reason to visit. Teams are a large part of the offer here, with pool and darts particularly popular, and quizzes, bingo and karaoke should also pull in large crowds – not to mention carefully selected live singers and bands.
Set in a highly visible position at the end of the main Chorley Road, the Cardwell Arms is an open plan trading operation, with distinct zones for eating, drinking and sports – the pub offers a choice of BT and Sky Sport as well as WiFi, and there’s a fantastic dedicated zone for pool and darts. It’s Cask Marque accredited and the catering kitchen can deliver up to 40 covers, with the main food focus at the weekends, when breakfast and Sunday lunch are both popular. Outside, the pub’s excellent beer garden provides seating for 30 on fine days. There’s also a smoking solution and parking for 10 vehicles. Door staff and CCTV may be required at busy times.
The domestic accommodation consists of three bedrooms, a kitchen and a lounge. Punch will ensure that this accommodation is in good order.
This community value pub is situated on the busy A6 just outside market town of Chorley. Located at the foot of the Pennines, Chorley has an industrial heritage that has seen it change and prosper over the decades. Chorley Market is highly-thought-of and pulls in the crowds on market days, with cheese and delicious Chorley Cake two of the specialities here. One of the highlights of the local calendar is the Chorley Flower Show in summer, while Astley Park and Rivington Pike attract tourists all year round. Manchester is about 15 minutes’ drive away.
We’re looking for an operator who either knows the area well or can quickly take the cultural pulse of this proud, hardworking area. This pub would really suit a couple, who can work together to boost the food offer while keeping the rhythm of the week extremely strong.