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Gardeners Arms

Manchester Road, Heywood, Greater Manchester, OL10 2QD
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Opportunity of the Week


Beer Garden
Catering Kitchen
Smoking Solution
Team Games
Live Entertainment
Car Park
Live Sports
  • Beer Garden
  • Catering Kitchen
  • Smoking Solution
  • Team Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Car Park
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Live Sports


Ingoing Cost: £8,000.00
Rent: £29,000.00
Agreement Type: Tenancy
Reference Number: 1508-11 / 897435

The stated ingoing figures are correct at point of advertising. Please be aware there may be additional costs.

Rejuvenate this much-loved and lively local to enhance an already strong reputation.

The Gardeners Arms is set in a large plot on a busy travel route, and benefits from a strong ‘drive to’ customer base. This pub is known not only for its traditional feel – thanks to a real fire and a great range of cask ale – but also the gardens to the rear of the property, which look out over mature farmland. It’s a much-loved and very busy site with a fantastic beer garden and two large car parking areas. It currently trades well, with a reputation for a good food offer, but the décor is now in need of some refreshment. As part of this proposition, the pub will receive a substantial investment both internally and externally to bring it up to spec to meet the expectations of today’s drinkers and diners.

Property Features:

The Gardeners Arms occupies a prominent site on the main A6045 Manchester Road in Heywood, a major travel route between Heywood and Middleton. It is also just off the M62. With large communities and suburbs only a short distance away and new housing currently under construction in the area, this pub is primed for investment and the appointment of a quality operator. Heywood itself is a bustling small town about 2.5 miles from the larger metropolitan areas of Bury to the west and Rochdale to the north east.

The Gardeners Arms is a lively community local, with a strong customer base. But it could benefit from a steady hand on the tiller to help enhance its all-round offer and further develop trade that is already strong in key areas. The pub is known for its traditional ambience and is popular for its food, sports and weekend entertainment offers. It boasts an extensive beer garden, which has a view over mature fields and also offers a smoking solution. There is plenty of car parking space, which is used by the regular ‘drive to’ crowd. Inside, the pub offers open plan trading, with customers enjoying the facilities of a public bar, dedicated sports area and a comfortable lounge. These areas currently feature fixed seating, although the planned investment will overhaul and update the fixtures and fittings throughout. This community mainstream site offers a great traditional pub atmosphere, and there’s plenty of opportunity to further develop the food menu and range of entertainment offered throughout the week and at weekends.

Trading Style:

At its core the Community Pub should always provide a relaxed and friendly atmosphere for customers living in the neighbourhood. To excel, Community Pubs need to be at the hub of their neighbourhood, a focal point for locals. Supporting the many and varied interest groups of the community;darts, pool, fund raising, local schools, business networking, whatever they may be, is key.

There’s no doubting that The Gardeners Arms is a lively venue with a fantastic reputation for a great schedule of events, live entertainment and sports viewing opportunities, as well as its strong food offer. The ideal operator here will be happy to embrace this vibe, and continue to develop the rhythm of the week and an appropriate all day menu that will appeal to a varied customer base. An outgoing publican will fit in brilliantly here, especially if they also have a keen understanding of the traditional appeal of a pub that can become the local hub of the community. A consistently high quality but distinctly different all-round offer will certainly set this pub apart.

Private Accommodation:

This consists of two bedrooms, a kitchen and a lounge.

Key Financial Information

Please note that the Energy Performance Certificate is available from the landlord.


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