Located on the outskirts of Macclesfield, in the heart of a densely populated area that puts a very strong potential customer base on its doorstep, the Ivy Leaf is a community value pub that’s about to benefit from substantial investment to make it the go-to place for sports, pub games, entertainment and function space for any community or local activities.
The Ivy Leaf is a two-room operation, with the main bar area plus a large function room to the rear of the pub. Live TV sports are screened here and there’s a pool table and darts space in the main bar as well as a stage area for entertainment. The pub has a good local reputation for its sports offer, teams, weekend entertainment and its ability to host large-scale functions and events. The function room has its own bar and the on-site kitchen can provide for up to 50 covers throughout. Outside, there are two external areas for drinking one, which currently forms a covered smoking solution. The pub provides a large 20-space car park and free WiFi.
The domestic accommodation consists of three bedrooms, a kitchen and a lounge. Punch will ensure that this accommodation is in good order.
We’re planning a full refurbishment here to align this pub with our Mighty Local concept. This will include internal decoration, external signage and improvements to enhance the pub’s kerb appeal. The refurbishment work will be designed to maximise the huge opportunity to re-engage with local customers and establish the Ivy Leaf as the place to go to for entertainment, playing and watching sports, and for the first-choice function room in the area.
Occupying a sizeable corner plot in the heart of an expansive area of residential housing, the Ivy Leaf sits at the entrance to a large 1960s estate, opposite a Co-op store and Post Office. The majority of trade will be attracted from local residents. There are two schools within the area and a small shopping arcade about half a mile away.
This is an ideal opportunity for a community and sports-focused publican with a strong events/function background. You’ll need to be able to drive community engagement in a value market, and some basic catering skills are required.