The Lion is a local community mainstream pub with an emphasis both on food and sport. Benefiting from major investment over the past couple of years, it’s in great condition and pulls in the crowds for watching live TV sport and for its current twice weekly carvery. There’s capacity to grow the food offer here and to also add premium gins to the mainstream drinks offer to enhance peak weekend trading.
The Lion is an open plan trading operation, with large screen TVs for sports viewing, a pool table and free WiFi supplementing the facilities offered throughout the main drinking and dining areas. The pub currently offers lots of activities throughout the week and the capacity to provide entertainment really enhances its trading potential. Outside, there are patio areas to both sides of the pub, a smoking solution and a car park with space for up to 20 vehicles.
The domestic accommodation consists of three bedrooms, a kitchen and a lounge. Punch will ensure that this accommodation is in good order.
The Lion is situated on the outskirts of Wellington in Shropshire, within easy walking distance of the centre of this proud and lively market town. Its position on the busy Whitchurch Road means it enjoys plenty of passing trade from both pedestrians and motorists. The pub is surrounded by residential housing, with other businesses and The Princess Royal Hospital also nearby. Wellington is just a few miles from the centre of Telford and also sits in the shadow of Shropshire’s famous Wrekin, which brings plenty of tourists and walkers to the town. The M54 is very close by, heading to Shrewsbury and North Wales in one direction and Stafford and Birmingham in the other.
You’ll ideally know the area and be able to tap into the local mindset to drive footfall. Having an interest in sport would be an advantage and adding a food offer here will help increase overall turnover. You’ll need strong marketing skills and the ability to use social media to your advantage would be a plus.