This traditional village inn has plenty of potential across several revenue streams. With the right offer, this community mainstream pub would not only become the hub of local community life, meeting the needs of nearby residents of all ages, but also attract customers from neighbouring villages and towns to enjoy good home-made food. The pub would benefit greatly from Cask Marque accreditation and it also has five letting rooms, which are currently used by contractors.
The Sheffield Arms is a traditional British pub, with a substantial main trading area that has clearly defined areas for dining and drinking. The restaurant area has 32 covers, but this could be increased by an additional 40 covers by extending casual dining into the main trading area. The pub’s commercial kitchen has ample storage to service a significant food offer, and a strong menu of good homemade food will prove popular among local villagers and visitors alike. Using this offer to drive trade through the day and into the evenings will be key. Outside, there’s a decked beer garden, plus a large car park with outbuildings.
The domestic accommodation consists of one bedroom, a kitchen and a lounge. Punch will ensure that this accommodation is in good order.
The Sheffield Arms sits in a prominent corner position on the main B1430 road that runs through the affluent village of Burton upon Stather, about 3 miles north of Scunthorpe. There are good transport links to neighbouring villages and the towns/cities of Scunthorpe, Doncaster and Hull, plus popular tourist spots along the East Coast and in Yorkshire. Burton upon Stather is a relatively large village community, with its own village hall, local shop and medical practice. There’s plenty of residential housing around the pub, predominantly detached and semi-detached properties.
Experience of operating a multi-faceted pub business and catering experience are both essential here. Knowledge of cask ales would also be useful. You’ll need good marketing skills and the ability to drive sales to attract customers from surrounding areas and make this pub a go-to choice.