This Grade II listed local community pub has plenty of potential substance to add to its style. We’re looking for an operator to help us to return it to its formerly prominent status in a large residential area of town. There’s plenty of opportunity to build this business, if you have the vision and dedication. It has previously traded as a wet-led local pub, with a strong focus on TV sports and there’s potential for a simple front of house food offer, such as a pizza oven.
The Golden Hind boasts great facilities for local customers, but has not been invested in for many years. We’d like to see the incoming publican filling the lounge bar more and marketing the first floor function room for multiple use, including local community groups, business meetings and private parties of all kinds. A very basic food offer would support the wide ranging wet-led offer enjoyed by the sports watchers and local teams who already frequent the pub. Outside, there’s a beer garden with fine views of the back of this distinctive pub, plus a large car park with 24 spaces.
The domestic accommodation consists of three bedrooms and a lounge. Punch will ensure that this accommodation is in good order.
The Golden Hind sits at the heart of a large area of residential housing, about 3 miles to the south-east of Ipswich town centre. It’s an area of mixed demographics and also some small businesses. The densely populated nature of this part of town means that there’s a strong potential customer base on the doorstep.
A fantastic opportunity to take the reins at this attractive pub. You’ll need to be an experienced operator who knows the area, with a good track record in running large community pubs and an interest in sports.