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  • Well located pub in desirable thriving village location
  • Internal refurbishment planned to unlock potential
  • Fully equipped catering kitchen
  • Small car park and beer patio to rear
  • Exempt from Business Rates
  • Substantial 4 bedroom licensee’s accommodation

The Black Bull is an attractive mock Tudor fronted pub located in the centre of the affluent and expanding village of Ruskington, some 4 miles North of Sleaford and 17 miles south of Lincoln. This 2 story brick built pub has a small car park and patio to the rear. Internally there are 3 separate trading areas, including a lounge with a real fire and a well-equipped catering kitchen (not currently in use). The pub is centrally located in this picturesque village, 50 yards from the main road junction.

If you have any questions, why not give us a call on 01754 882011 and speak to Penny or Emily.
Alternatively you can use our Contact Us Form if you prefer email.

Click here to view the pub page.


Pub Facilities

  • Darts
  • Open Fire
  • Outdoor Drinking Area
  • Parking
  • Pool
  • Wi-Fi Available

Licence details

Alcohol Sales
Daily: 10:00am – 1:00am

Live & Recorded Music
Daily: 8:00pm – 11:00pm


Living accommodation

The spacious domestic area comprises 2 large double bedrooms, 2 single rooms, a bathroom with shower over the bath & separate wc, a lounge (with open fire) & a fitted kitchen. There is gas central heating throughout & the private quarters are in good decorative order.


Details of facilities in the neighbourhood

Ruskington is an expanding village of over 5,600 residents with easy commuter links to Sleaford, Lincoln, Newark & Nottingham. The pub is located near a crossroads in the centre of the village, with the main street & a Coop convenience store some 400yds away. There are 2 primary schools & a secondary school in Ruskington, as well as a doctor’s surgery, fire station, 2 other pubs & a number of local shops. There are regular bus services to Grantham, Stamford & Bourne. The village is also popular with commuters who use the train station to travel to Nottingham, Lincoln & Grantham, with regular bus services to Sleaford & Lincoln. The main employer in Ruskington is Tulip, the Danish food producer whose large factory & offices are on the edge of the village.

If you have any questions, why not give us a call on 01754 882011 and speak to Penny or Emily.
Alternatively you can use our Contact Us Form if you prefer email.


Brief description of the present trading environment

This traditional village pub is divided into 3 trading areas. There is the main public bar, with feature leaded windows & seating for c.36 customers, a pool table, dart board & juke box. The lounge bar seats c.20 people & has a welcoming open fireplace with multi-fuel burner & was redecorated in 2020. Just behind the lounge bar is a meeting room which could be upgraded to a restaurant with 20 covers. There is a central bar servery with 3 handpumps & a range of lagers, ciders, wines & spirits. The good sized catering kitchen has a full range of appliances & preparation facilities. The ladies, gents & disabled toilets are located in the corridor to the rear exit. Externally there is a small car park for 5 vehicles & a beer patio with artificial grass & picnic benches. The exterior was also redecorated in 2020.

The pub will be subject to an internal refurbishment this autumn, with the final rent proportionate to the level of investment agreed with the successful applicant.

The pub has been under the tenure for 8 years & ill health has meant the current operator does not wish to renew his agreement.

The cost of taking the pub on is £11,300, plus stock at valuation, valuation fees and working capital.


Experience and qualities to be demonstrated by the successful applicant

  • Keen to establish a catering offer
  • Keen to be involved in village life & exploit the location
  • Eager to drive sales through expanding business opportunities
  • Passionate about promoting real ale

Business agreements available

This pub is available on a 3 year renewable secured tenancy (i.e. automatically renewable). This includes a supply agreement for all wet stock.

The Profit Partnership Plus tenancy agreement offers highly discounted Free Trade Cash & Carry Pricing. For the duration of the term of the agreement & subsequent agreements if renewed, there’s no rent reviews.

If you have any questions, why not give us a call on 01754 882011 and speak to Penny or Emily.
Alternatively you can use our Contact Us Form if you prefer email.

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