Looking to run a pub?
The Gate is a great pub/hotel business opportunity in Kendal, the gateway to the Lake District. It has benefitted from an extensive refurbishment just last year, which created a stylish interior across its bar and restaurant area and has an established a popular food offer.
Punch are investing in its 11 letting rooms which have shared bathroom facilities and as such, are an ideal opportunity to create quirky hostel style accommodation over various floors of the pub.
The pub has an (electrics-only) catering kitchen on the first floor which could ideally extend its operation and offer breakfast for the letting rooms, too.
The trading area is open plan, it provides up to 45 covers with a comfortable dining section at the front of the pub including a feature fireplace and flexible seating which allows for the accommodation of larger groups. The bar area with further seating (suitable for dining, too) is a popular area for locals and tourists to relax.
The letting rooms spread over the first and second floor of the building, as well as the adjacent building which is accessed from the walk way.
Your private accommodation includes two bedrooms, a private kitchen and lounge.
The existing trading areas are in great condition and ready for use and to add to this, Punch are creating 11 letting rooms, which will be refurbished to create a quirky hostel with shared facilities.
The local area
Kendal is the gateway of the South Lake District, with easy train links to Manchester, Carlisle and Windermere.
The Gate is located just at the bottom of the pedestrianised shopping area which has got a very good mix of market stalls, chain stores and trendy artisan outlets – all these attract a mixed clientele of locals as well outdoor enthusiasts and visitors all year round.
Events like Kendal Calling music festival and the Kendal Mountain Festival attract thousands on various weekends throughout the year, which makes Kendal a great location with excellent scope for letting rooms, too.
This pub may suit
The ideal operator needs to be experienced in all aspects of running a food pub, ideally with some experience in letting rooms. Good Business skills and a solid understanding of online marketing are vital for the success of the business.