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These 7 Essex pubs need a new owner


MANAGING your own pub or bar is the dream job of many residents.

And there are a lot of waterholes around Essex that need someone to take over.

With a little cash behind you, there are a number of rental contracts – where you pay rent, bills, and staff costs – available on Colchester Liquor at Braintree in Southend.

And, in many cases, private accommodation is included – so it could be a home as well as a business.

Here is a selection of what exists according to the findmypub.com site.

** All information was available on the site on the day of publication

The old British, Colchester

Address: Iceni Way, Colchester, CO2 9EG

Entrance cost: £ 13,500

To rent: To confirm

Type: Rental / Lease

Accommodation: Private accommodation consists of four bedrooms, two of which are doubles and two are singles. There is also a living room and a bathroom. The private kitchen is in good condition, but needs to be redecorated with the help of the owners.

Details: The Ancient Briton is located in the Shrub End district of Colchester. Colchester itself claims to be Britain’s oldest city and Ancient Briton is located three kilometers south of the city center.

This is a large pub with two shopping areas covering a large bar. The main bar has a sports area with two pool tables and the second bar is suitable for private functions.

There is parking at the front and side of the pub and a garden to the rear as well as seating space at the front of the pub.

Robert Burre, Clacton

Address: Burrs Road, Clacton, CO15 4LN

Entrance cost: £ 9,012

To rent: £ 20,915

Type: Rental / Lease

Accommodation: To confirm

Details: Formerly a 13th century farmhouse, now a traditional country inn, the Robert Burre exudes charm and character. Located on Burrs Road in Clacton-on-Sea, the largest town on the Sunshine Coast of Essex.

Inside, the hostel is a semi-open plan with clearly defined areas and has a bar at the back serving all areas. There is a large space that can be reserved for diners with a mix of traditional seating and cabins. A large red brick open fireplace separates the playing area. This houses a pool table and darts board, making it an ideal opportunity to host local leagues.

Outside there is a large grassy outdoor shopping area with bench style seating and parking for easy access.

Red lion, Kirby


Address: The Street, Kirby, Frinton-on-Sea, CO13 0EF

Entrance cost: £ 21,000

To rent: £ 40,000

Type: Rental / Lease

Accommodation: The private accommodation includes two bedrooms, an office that can be used as a bedroom, a bathroom and a large living room with kitchenette.

Details: The Red Lion is a grade II listed 14th century pub.

The Red Lion is traditional in style and full of character with beautiful exposed beams and an open fireplace.

The pub has two bars that can seat up to 50 people and a separate restaurant that can seat 36 people. The pub is fully carpeted and there is a mix of fixed and loose seating, all in great condition.

The Red Lion offers a welcoming and warm atmosphere one would expect from this type of pub. Fully equipped commercial kitchen can support good quality food supply.

Located in a vacation hotspot, the pub has created a successful outdoor space for all needs.

The pub has a large beer garden with a wooden deck, a new children’s play area and a marquee for private functions. Additionally, the large paved area at the front of the pub provides additional outdoor seating. To the right of the pub is a good sized car park that can accommodate 20 vehicles.

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Swiss bell, Braintree

Address: Mountbatten Road, Braintree, CM7 9UL

Entrance cost: £ 12,000

To rent: £ 13,500

Type: Rental / Lease

Accommodation: The private accommodation is located on the first floor and is accessible from the outside. It consists of two bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom and is in reasonable condition.

Details: The Swiss Bell is a community pub located on the outskirts of the market town of Braintree, Essex.

The Swiss Bell is a two bar operation with the second largest bar which can be used for private functions such as parties etc. The pub is decorated with a mix of fixed and loose seating with a centrally located pool table in the smaller bar, with live sports viewing. A small prep area is located behind the bar with the option to eat at the back of the bar, like a pizza oven etc. There is a shared parking lot with the Coop, but most locals usually walked to this pub to meet friends.

There are outdoor drinking spaces in the front and a small backyard in the back which has not been used to its full capacity and is now an opportunity to develop.

The Trafalgar, Harwich


Address: 616 Main Road, Harwich, CO12 4LW

Entrance cost: £ 10,000

To rent: To confirm

Type: Rental / Lease

Accommodation: The private accommodation consists of five bedrooms on two floors and a bathroom. A kitchen is located on the ground floor.

Details: This is a rare and exciting opportunity for an experienced and dynamic pub operator or entrepreneur to partner with pub owners to put this pub at the heart of the community.

The owner pub company is looking to make a significant investment in the pub in early 2022 to develop and deliver a fantastic offering that caters to the community of Dovercourt and Harwich.

To fully deliver the vision of the Owned Advertising Companies, the Operator is required to immerse themselves in the community through advertising teams, charities, events, live performances, etc.

The proposal for this pub must be compelling reasons to visit again and again by providing a suitable deal through fantastic service while maintaining the highest standards. The operation is done by wet method only with a domestic kitchen only.

The post-investment pub will benefit from three internal shopping areas, accommodating a total of around 60 customers served from a well-placed bar. The pub benefits from some original features including an original fireplace. The cellar is located on the ground floor.

To the rear of the pub is a substantial garden with potential for a range of events from live music to Christmas markets.

Townhouse, Southend


Address: Queens Street, Southend On Sea, SS1 1LT

Entrance cost: £ 9,725

To rent: £ 32,000

Type: Rental / Lease

Accommodation: The private accommodation consists of two independent apartments, one with two bedrooms and the other with one bedroom and, if necessary, appropriate works will be carried out according to the promise of the owners ready to negotiate.

Details: The Townhouse is a well located town center pub in Southend on Sea, Essex.

The pub has a large shopping area with a single bar with comfortable seating, a great place to meet up with friends over coffee during the day or for a drink in the evening.

There is also a designated dining room which can be used for lunchtime trading and evening shows.

Red lion, Billericay

Address: Billericay High Street, Billericay, CM12 9AJ

Entrance cost: £ 6,850

To rent: To confirm

Type: Rental / Lease

Accommodation: The private accommodation consists of two double bedrooms, a living room, an office, a kitchen and a bathroom.

Details: Located on Billericay High Street, the Red Lion is a visually stunning and thriving community pub.

This popular business includes a reception hall with a private bar and TV, and a one-room bar served by a horseshoe bar facilitating simple operation. The site has a classic pub menu that’s easy to manage, so a Sunday roast offering would suit experienced food operators.

Outside there is a large independent patio-style beer garden.

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