Reduced Head Rent


86 Liverpool Road, Hutton, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 5SL


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Pub overview

The Anchor is a high quality village local set in the affluent area of Hutton adjacent to the busy Preston suburbs of Longton and Penwortham.

The site has had an internal refurbishment in the past to create a good quality local pub proposition. We are looking for an experienced licensee with a clear vision to grow the business through a strong mainstream food and drink retail offer and high housekeeping/service standards.

The refurbishment included a full internal redecoration, new flooring including timber, tiles and carpet helping to define trading areas. The bar serveries have been enhanced and there is a modern open plan food service counter alongside the main food service area. Externally, a recent signage scheme has ensured the pub makes a highly visible impact in the area and to the high volume of traffic noted on the A59 between Preston and Southport/Liverpool. There are also external drinking areas to the front and side of the site with seating to attract summer time trade and encourage al fresco drinking. The new Publican would be expected to complete the re-presentation of the rear sports bar with support from GK.

A strong mainstream food and drink offer is needed at the Anchor to maximise footfall from the plentiful local population and available destination trade. The successful licensee will be able to communicate well with existing and potentially new customers through strong promotional and marketing activity. The site also has the opportunity to develop strong sports led custom in the separates sports style bar, which is also able to be utilised for private bookings/parties.

The current pub offer comprises a long bar/dining area, a sports bar and games room and a conservatory which be used to cater for small functions. The upper floors are extensive and there may be potential for letting rooms (not currently developed) and external seating areas at the front and the side of the property. For visuals of the full refurbishment please see photos of the property at the top of the page.

Trade space
Bars 2
Car park spaces 60
Dining rooms 1
Food covers80
Trade kitchens 1
Patio areas 2

Extensive living accommodation with 3 double bedrooms, kitchen, dining area, lounge, bathroom and office. The private living accommodation is in need of decorative improvement. There is a second floor to the property, which is not currently habitable but could be developed as such.

Private space
Private Rooms8
Double bedrooms3
Private Kitchen1

Rent information

Annual rent£7,800 per annum
Weekly rent£150.00 per week fixed

£7,800 per annum, £150.00 per week paid weekly by direct debit. All terms negotiated on agreement. *Machine Income free of tie*

Entry Costs approx £12,775 which includes stock, glassware, crockery, cutlery, fuel and cleaning materials, legal, brokers and stocktaking fees, training fees, working capital and deposit. Please note the fixtures and fittings are rental on this agreement.

Deposit£2,000Stocktaking fees£150
Fixtures & fittings£0Working capital£5,000
Other costs£4,600Total entry cost£12,775

Agreement description

Flexible 1 Year Foundation Agreement - giving you the ability to build trade and have lower ingoing costs. Also available as a new Standard 5YT with investment - tie by negotiation.

You will need to estimate the turnover you expect to achieve from the pub, with regard to food and accommodation (if applicable). Barrelage figures are given to assist you with calculations.

Calculators to help you are available on the business planning section of our website.

Trading volumes

YearBeer (Brls)Wine & spirits (Ltrs)Minerals (Ltrs)
Volume notesPlease note this pub has been free of tie on wine and spirits in the past.


The Anchor is situated just off the busy A59 in the prosperous village of Hutton, just outside Preston. Local demographics suggest there are around 54,000 potential over 18 customers residing within a 3 mile radius of the pub. The proximate housing is largely private family owned suggesting good potential for a family friendly offer.

Hutton itself is an affluent area with a high percentage of locals fitting into the professional demographic. A broad mainstream draught beer/lager offer with complimentary wines and spirits is vital to ensure that the majority of the available local customer base is catered for. There is a strong competition in both Longton and Penwortham areas therefore a strong retail offer with great service standards is required.



Trade bar
Car park
Dining area
Trade kitchen
Trade patio

Current premises licence opening hours

Sunday - Thursday: 09.00-00.30 Friday & Saturday: 09.00-01.30

Contact Us

Barrie Aspinall

Business Development Manager

Call the Recruitment team on 01284 714 497

Apply online
“ We are looking for an experienced individual or multiple operator with the experience and exceptional retailing knowledge to extract the full potential from this business with a quality mainstream food offer and modern relevant drink offer. The site has traded strongly in the past and is now in need of an experienced operator to re-establish this high profile pub in the marketplace. ”