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Ladybower Inn

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This really is a rare opportunity to own the business at the beautiful Ladybower Inn, the ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of Batemans premium pubs, having been run by the same family for the last eight years.

It is a stunning pub with some of the best views in England and is fully equipped to take all year round advantage of the tremendous trading opportunities available; walkers, fishermen, cyclists, diners, residents, weddings.

A great business, a great way of life……………a great future.

  • Outstanding location overlooking Ladybower Reservoir in the Derbyshire Peak District
  • Popular with walkers, cyclists, fishing parties and visitors to the area
  • Large car park with spaces for camper vans
  • Beer garden
  • Fully equipped commercial kitchen
  • 7 ensuite letting rooms in adjoining accommodation block with planning permission for a further 9 rooms

The Ladybower Inn is located on the main A57 road between Sheffield and Manchester (Snake Pass) near the village of Bamford. The tourist attraction of Ladybower Reservoir is 200 yds from the pub. The stone-built pub dates back to the 18th century as a coaching inn, with the adjacent building being converted to letting accommodation in more recent times. There is a car park for approximately 40 cars, with longer spaces for campervans. For those looking to have a drink admiring the view, there is a large patio area to the front and an enclosed grassed beer garden to the side.

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

Click here to view the pub page.

Pub Facilities

  • Accommodation
  • Darts
  • Dog Friendly (inc. Accommodation)
  • Families Welcome
  • Food Served
  • Locally Sourced Food
  • Open Fire
  • Outdoor Drinking Area
  • Parking
  • Wi-Fi Available

Licence details

Alcohol Sales
8am – 12 midnight

Live & Recorded Music
8pm – 12 midnight

Living accommodation

The domestic area comprises 2 double bedrooms, a single bedroom, a family bathroom, a large kitchen with central dining area and a very large lounge with views over the reservoir.  There is oil central heating throughout and the private quarters are in good condition.

Details of facilities in the neighbourhood

The historic villages of Derwent and Ashopton were famously flooded when the construction of Ladybower Reservoir was completed in 1943. It is now a popular tourist attraction in the High Peak district attracting over 2 million visitors a year. The area is popular with walkers, there being several well known walks available around the reservoir. Cyclists also frequent the area, with fishing and sailing also taking place on the water. The pub stands along on the main A57, with the village of Bamford within easy walking distance. There is a Primary school and a few small shops in Bamford. Other popular villages nearby include Hathersage and Castleton.

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

Click here to view the pub page.

Brief description of the present trading environment

The pub has an open plan trading area with a central bar servery opposite the main entrance. There are 64 covers throughout and feature fireplaces at either end of the pub. There is a large trade kitchen with 2 x 6 ring burners as well as other catering equipment and a walk in cold room. The flooring in the kitchen and the bar area have recently been renewed. There is a good-sized subterranean beer cellar and several additional storage rooms. Outside, there is a sunny beer patio with benches and a dry-stone walled beer garden – both have stunning views over the reservoir and surrounding countryside. Opposite the pub is the good sized car park, which is licensed for campervans. The separate accommodation block houses 7 ensuite letting rooms.

Room 1 = Standard double

Room 2 = Standard double

Room 3 = Twin room

Room 4 = Large family room with a double bed and 2 single beds

Room 5 = Standard double

Room 6 = Standard double

Room 7 = Self contained family/easy access room with private bathroom and shower

All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities and flat screen TV’s

The cost of taking the pub on is £25,000, plus stock at valuation, valuation fees and working capital.

Experience and qualities to be demonstrated by the successful applicant

  • Catering experience essential
  • Experience of hotels or pubs with rooms also preferred
  • Determined to provide the highest retail standards
  • Proficient on social media
  • Interest in outdoor pursuits would be advantageous

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 and Carry Pricing. For the duration of the term of the agreement and subsequent agreements if renewed, there are no rent reviews.

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

Click here to view the pub page.

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