Could you run this pub?
Cooksons Bridge is a traditional, community value pub which is drinks led business with an opportunity to offer bar food. It sits in a great location beside a canal and a busy road. Backing onto the Rimrose Valley Country Park, the pub is in an excellent position offering plenty of passing trade on foot, cycle and road traffic and within easy reach of residential areas.
Its a pub popular for offering great drinks, live sports and needs a passionate operator with great personality and enthusiasm who can make this the place to be for local residents and passers by. The pub is also in great condition having benefited from a refurbishment that was completed in January 2018, with a lovely traditional feel, feature fireplaces and a warm and welcoming interior.
The trading space is a two-room operation, with a lounge bar and a function room. Televised sport plays a big role here with live sports shown across six TVs and a large screen. The majority of business is on wet trade but the presence of a small kitchen means there’s also the facility to offer food as required, especially buffets catering for customers using the function room. Outside, the front of the pub offers a few tables and seating for customers to relax and enjoy the warmer summer days and there is plenty of parking with a large 40-space car park to the rear. The pub also offers WiFi.
The private accommodation includes four bedrooms, a kitchen and lounge
About the local area
Located on the northern outskirts of Liverpool in Litherland, Cooksons Bridge is just three miles north the city centre. It sits directly off a busy main road which travels through the area, in a great spot between Rimrose Valley Country Park, Litherland Sports Park and Bootle Golf Course. It’s a densely populated area, with a mix of private and council housing which offers potential trade within easy walking distance for this pub.
This pub may suit
This is a great opportunity for a strong live in operator, ideally with local knowledge and experience running wet led pubs with offer live music and sport on TV. You will also be passionate and have knowledge about offering great drinks, and there is an opportunity to introduce a clever food offer for customers and to utilise the function space.
About the Agreement
Our Tenancy agreements vary between 3 – 5 years offer a flexible approach to running your own pub business. Your pub will be ready to trade, with carefully tailored food and drinks menus in place which you can evolve as you go along.
You will receive a high level of support and everything you need to run a successful business. From the beginning, you will have dedicated Punch Development Manager, plus access to training and development, business planning, operations and accounting expertise.
Once you’ve completed the 5-day induction course we’ll provide you with ongoing support to help you maximise the efficiency, sales and profitability of your pub. This includes helping you decide on the right drinks offer, guidance on margin and support creating a marketing plan to build for continued success. To help market your pub, we also offer lots of support and advice.
Punch Tenancy agreements have shared repairs liability, we will help you manage your ongoing repairing obligations. We do this by operating a repairs and maintenance fund for all new agreements.
* The calculation of the initial Ingoing Costs assumes a minimum deposit (£3,000 or £6,000) plus legal fees. The subsequent deposit build up (if any) will need to be paid over 52 weeks. This can be discussed with the recruitment team or Punch Development Manager