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Stanley Arms

2 Old Rd, Anderton, Northwich CW9 6FB, UK
Initial Ingoings* :
  • Accommodation (Private)
  • Beer Garden
  • 15 Spaces Car Park
  • 55 Covers Catering Kitchen
  • Live Sports
  • Team Games
  • Wifi


Looking to run a pub?

Sitting close to the world-famous Anderton Boat Lift and with a correspondingly high tourist profile, the Stanley Arms offers its own moorings for boaters’ use. Over the years, the pub has also become increasingly popular with locals, cyclists and boaters  – the beer garden should be fully exploited as the ‘best in show’ locally and should be the jewel in the crown of this pub.

Business facilities

This handsome pub offers a comfortable lounge, decorated in an attractive manner that’s sympathetic to its location and history. There’s a more laidback character to the main bar, which is better suited for vertical drinking and is also dog-friendly. The Stanley Arms also offers a bright, airy conservatory and dining area. The superb food offer means that this is a real destination pub all year round, and the commercial kitchen can deliver up to 55 covers at full capacity. WiFi and Sky Sports are both available here, and the pub is also Cask Marque accredited. The pub is well supported by the local community, who come to enjoy the great food and cask ales, and to play darts and dominoes.  The lovely lawned beer garden slopes down to the Trent and Mersey canal, offering picnic seating and plenty of space for children to run around. There’s also a smoking solution and parking for 15 cars.


The domestic accommodation consists of three bedrooms, a kitchen and a lounge. Punch will ensure that this accommodation is in good order.

About the local area

The pub is set right on the Trent and Mersey canal, even featuring its own moorings, which is a real bonus for those who arrive by water. Northwich Community Woodlands is nearby and the pub is a destination for walkers and cyclists, as well as daytrippers to the Boat Lift. , one of Cheshire’s ancient ‘wiches’ or salt towns, is a blend of old and new. The county town of Chester is 40 minutes’ drive away, and Northwich also has good road links to Manchester, Liverpool and Warrington. The town was named as one of the best places in the UK to live in a 2014 Sunday Times survey.

This pub may suit

The new publican of the Stanley Arms will be someone with significant catering experience who can develop a menu and deliver a fresh, seasonal food offer at high volumes. You’ll be excited about the prospect of developing this excellent pub and creating a dining destination of real note.

About the Agreement

Our Tenancy agreements vary between 3 – 5 years offer a flexible approach to running your own pub business. Your pub will be ready to trade, with carefully tailored food and drinks menus in place which you can evolve as you go along.

You will receive a high level of support and everything you need to run a successful business. From the beginning, you will have dedicated Punch Development Manager, plus access to training and development, business planning, operations and accounting expertise.

Once you’ve completed the 5-day induction course we’ll provide you with ongoing support to help you maximise the efficiency, sales and profitability of your pub. This includes helping you decide on the right drinks offer, guidance on margin and support creating a marketing plan to build for continued success. To help market your pub, we also offer lots of support and advice.

Punch Tenancy agreements have shared repairs liability, we will help you manage your ongoing repairing obligations. We do this by operating a repairs and maintenance fund for all new agreements.

* The calculation of the initial Ingoing Costs assumes a minimum deposit (£3,000 or £6,000) plus legal fees. The subsequent deposit build up (if any) will need to be paid over 52 weeks. This can be discussed with the recruitment team or Punch Development Manager

Financial Information

Initial Deposit*
Legal Fees
Maintenance Fund Per Week
Working Capital
£2,000 - £4,000
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