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Rustic Arms

Long Lane, Ackworth, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF7 7EZ
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Cask Ale
Beer Garden
External Drinking Area
Catering Kitchen
Function Room
Team Games
Pool Area
Car Park
Childrens Play Area
Experienced Operator
  • Cask Ale
  • Beer Garden
  • External Drinking Area
  • Catering Kitchen
  • Function Room
  • Team Games
  • Pool Area
  • Car Park
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Experienced Operator


Experienced operator needed for this destination food site

Ingoing Cost: £9,500.00
Rent: £18,000.00
Agreement Type: Tenancy
Reference Number: 191212 / 900646

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

Property Features:

Once a dwelling house and stables, The Rustic Arms is now a large open-plan pub in idyllic surroundings, situated next to a trout fishing lake. This is a family-friendly, destination food pub in the quaint village of Ackworth. Popular with day time diners and evening drinkers, there is a loyal customer base already, with the scope to attract more from further afield. The landlords are seeking an experienced food operator or couple with catering knowledge, fresh ideas and a strong marketing plan to boot.

The Rustic Arms comprises one large bar in addition to various seating areas, hosting 70 covers throughout, and a games room with a pool table and table football. There is a separate dining space to host diners in a comfortable environment, and a function room is perfect for hosting events, providing another revenue arm to this great pub. The brick and wooden panelled bar servery hosts cask ales and an array of international brands and has easy access from the trading zones. There is good quality fixed and loose seating throughout, with exposed brickwork and wooden flooring offering a bright and airy welcome. The good-sized and well-equipped trade kitchen can cater for a good quality and substantial traditional menu.

In total there are 60 covers outside, with picnic benches spread out on a lovely enclosed lawn. There is a kids play area, which is perfect to attract families on a summer’s day. The best aspect of the garden is that it overlooks a large fishing lake, perfect for al fresco dining and a drink or two in the summer sun. The pub car park hosts 40 vehicles.

Trading Style:

The Rustic Arms is a great destination site, which is perfect for families and attracts walkers in the area, as well as destination diners. The pub’s wet trade also does well; however, the publican should look to develop the food trade. The landlords are seeking an experienced and catering minded publican to take this site to the next level. A Robust marketing plan must be devised to attract destination diners from the local area and beyond.

Private Accommodation:

The private accommodation comprises two bedrooms, a lounge, bathroom and kitchen, all of which are in good condition.

Key Financial Information

Please be aware energy performance certificates are available from the landlord.

Please note that in addition to the stated ingoing figures further funds will be required.

The Estimated Value of Fixtures & Fittings is £25,500

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