If you’ve always fancied running your own pub, this could be a good place to start looking.
A number of pubs are on the market across the North East, in areas including Northumberland, Sunderland and County Durham.
Here we have rounded up some of the properties, with information about the price range and their features.
Some are in stunning locations, including those in or near the Northumberland National Park.
Take a look down the list and see if any of them pique your interest. There is more information about them on the Rightmove website here.
1. Pheasant Inn – Stannersburn
Guide Price: £900,000
Located in Stannersburn, Hexham – in the stunning Northumberland National Park – this is a family-owned country inn and restaurant. The area has been awarded Gold Tier Dark Sky status and is the fourth largest protected dark sky park in the world, which helps to drive year-round tourism.
There are drinking and dining areas on the ground floor providing up to 70 covers, as well as eight double and family bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities.
2. Percy Arms – Chatton
Guide Price: £695,000
The Percy Arms, on Main Road, Chatton, Alnwick, is a traditional village pub with five en-suite letting bedrooms. Located close to the coast, National Park, numerous golf courses and attractions such as Bamburgh Castle and the Farne Islands, the pub attracts both local custom and tourists.
According to the estate agents, it has a bar area with seating comprising a mixture of sofas, tables and chairs and an open fireplace. Through the bar is a dining area and a 30-seat function room. There is also a restaurant area which offers traditional pub food.
3. The Castle – Ashington
Guide Price: £619,995
Estate agents Hilton Smythe are offering for sale The Castle, on Woodhorn Road, in Ashington.
The pub has a large function room with a stage and own bar, a restaurant boasting 70 to 80 covers, and eight en-suite letting rooms.
4. The Masons Arms – Amble
Guide Price: £295,000
The Masons Arms, on Woodbine Street, in Amble, has a full catering kitchen and five letting rooms. For two years running, it was in the CAMRA Best Guide.
5. The Hendon Grange Hotel – Sunderland
Guide Price: £250,000
The Hendon Grange Hotel, on Ocean Road, Grangetown, Sunderland, is arranged over two floors. The ground floor has an ‘L’ shaped trading area and separate function area to the rear, and the first floor also has a function room.
6. The Crown and Thistle – Stanley
Guide Price: £225,000
Estate agents Sidney Phillips say the Crown and Thistle, on North Road, in Stanley, County Durham, is a busy community pub with potential for growth and is immaculate throughout. It includes accommodation for the owners.
7. The Queens Head – Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
Guide Price: £210,000
The Queens Head, on High Street, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, has an open plan public area and a servery which serves both the lounge and bar areas of the pub.
The bar-lounge has a range of free standing tables, chairs and leatherette bench seating for more than 80 customers seated and in excess of 20 standing, under normal trading conditions (pre Covid-19).
There is a separate snug area with a dart board to the rear of the pub which can seat around 16 plus customers under normal trading conditions.
8. The Willow Tree – Blyth
Guide Price: £160,000
The Willow Tree, on Plessey Road, in Blyth, has a trading area comprising of a main bar with seating for 30 customers and a stage used for live music. There is a room to the rear which is set up for dining 20 covers – this benefits from its own bar servery and was previously a pool room. Ancillary areas include a fully-fitted catering kitchen, large storage room and customer toilets.