Looking to run a pub?
The Hest Bank Hotel is a beautiful pub in Hest Bank Village, an affluent village on the outskirts of Morecambe and Lancaster. It is located on the edge of a canal popular with boaters, tourists from caravan parks along the coast as well as residents from the area. The Hest Bank Hotel is to be completely refurbished to a new concept suited to the demographics and area, and needs a operator who can drive a business which will be known for its good food, cask beers, professional staff and service.
This pub is undergoing a complete refurbishment to become a Village Pub and Kitchen. The upstairs meeting room will also be undergoing repair works and redecorations, while the renovation of the upstairs letting rooms could take place at a later date.
This pub has a central bar surrounded by four lounge areas which gives a welcoming and cosy feel, the pub has dining for 100 covers. There is also a catering kitchen, small conservatory and a pretty garden and nearby canal for the summer and a car park or up to 16 cars.
Your domestic accommodation would include a private lounge, kitchen and bedroom, this will under go a redecoration and be a good standard.
The local area
The immediate area’s demographics are affluent with a mixture of retired or financially secure locals using the pub for regular meals and outings.
The wider catchment area includes the South Lakes, an area popular with tourists all year round, as well as Lancaster University’s Hall of Residence and Lancaster itself.
Seasonal trade comes from nearby caravan parks (proximity to Morecambe and the traditional seaside parks) plus canal boat trade during the warmer months as it is possible to moor at the pub’s beer garden.
This pub may suit
The next operator will have experience managing a premium food offer and the ability to adapt to seasonal demand and high throughput volume and always provide consistent high-quality service. This pub is a destination for varied customer base, which need to be considered and the business may also benefit from more interest in the local community’s activities will help to further develop the trade. Letting room experience may be an advantage as there is scope to offer this.