Currently known as San Lorenzo, the Old Oak Inn is about to benefit from substantial investment to create a destination mainstream pub in the affluent village of Hoghton in Lancashire. It benefits from a prominent position on a main road through the village, in an area where demographics are good. The pub offers an Italian menu however for a new operator we will look for a traditional food offer, quality cask beers and wines.
The trading area here is split across two distinctive spaces. The front bar lounge is used for casual drinking while the main restaurant area offers about 80 covers for dining. Free WiFi is provided throughout for customers’ use and there’s a small external seating area with picnic benches to the front of the pub. To the rear, there’s a large 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.
We’re planning investment at this pub, will include internal redecoration throughout to provide a fresh feel and align with a destination mainstream offer.
The pub is situated in the affluent village of Hoghton, about 3 miles east of Preston town centre and 4 miles west of Blackburn. It’s an affluent area, with several eating establishments but the 5-mile radius catchment area puts a huge potential customer base on the doorstep. The pub sees plenty of passing traffic due to its prominent position on the main A675 road through the area. The fortified manor house of Hoghton Tower is a popular local tourist attraction.
This pub operates as an restaurant and bar, so we’re looking for an operator with a high level of catering knowledge. You’ll also need good marketing skills to help this offer stand out.