Pub Tenancies - Spotlight on Merseyside

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Written by: Pub Partners Team
Date added: Mon, 12/03/2018 - 10:00

A lively food scene and a buoyant business environment ensures that Merseyside is a great place for running a pub business.  Part of the Northern Powerhouse region, it is an area forecast for growth and innovation in the coming years

With a population of 1.38 million, Merseyside is the fifth biggest region by population in the country.  Geographically it borders Lancashire and Manchester, covering the Wirral peninsular, Southport, St Helens, Knowsley and Liverpool.  It is a mainly urban region, although there are semi rural areas mainly on the Wirral and an open coastline attractive to tourists from Formby to Southport. 

It is an extremely accessible area.  The Northern Powerhouse project is seeking to increase connectivity between cities, and many new transport schemes are underway including smart motorways, rail electrification and the Metrolink.  There are excellent transport connections via road and rail, as the M62 links Merseyside with Manchester, Leeds and Hull. The John Lennon Airport in Liverpool serves North West England and North Wales, providing flights to a wide range of European and UK destinations.

Demand for business and housing space in Merseyside is high. The International Business Festival returns to Liverpool in the summer of 2018 and many London companies are moving their operations into the North West, with Merseyside regarded as one of the most desirable locations. Crosby and Liverpool Waterfront have been ranked highly in the Best Places to Live in the North West, along with Knowsley. St Helens is growing in popularity.  Education too is highly rated, with several major universities in the region. Founded in 1881, The University of Liverpool was one of the six original red brick civic universities and has a formidable reputation.

Southport is one of the most popular coastal towns in the North West, while Liverpool has long been a tourist destination.  Ever since The Beatles burst onto the pop scene back in the 1960’s, fans have been keen to visit the city. Quite apart from the Beatles themed attractions, there are many other tourist venues in the region such as a branch of the Tate Gallery, the award winning Albert Dock, the Lady Lever Art Gallery on the Wirral, trips on the renowned Mersey ferries and numerous theatres.

Sport too is important.  Merseyside is home to the extremely popular top ranking Everton and Liverpool football clubs, while racing can be found at Aintree and Haydock Park.  The area also has a prestigious golf club, the Royal Birkdale.  

Liverpool’s Waterfront has UN World Heritage Status and iconic architecture such as the Royal Liver Building and the Port of Liverpool building ensures that the city has a thriving film business.  Liverpool is actually one of the most filmed cities in the UK, as its architecture allows it to act as a double for many cities worldwide including Chicago, New York, Paris and Rome.  Merseyside generally has appeared in countless films including Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Chariots of Fire, Brookside, Jack Ryan, Tolkien, Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them.

Merseyside Food & Drink Scene

The food and drink scene on Merseyside is lively.  Over recent years, Liverpool has been transformed into a restaurant mecca, with countless award winning businesses catering for a diverse range of tastes.  The highly popular annual food & drink festival attracts tens of thousands of keen foodies to Sefton Park every year.  This is the largest food & drink festival in the North West, attracting the Hairy Bikers to the 2017 event.  Gastro pubs are very popular and there is a Michelin starred restaurant on the Wirral.  

With a reputation for great food across the region, pub operators can capitalise on this by ensuring their pub has a great food offer.

3 Pubs To Let In Merseyside

If you want to run a pub in Merseyside take a look at what is on offer at Greene King.  Fill in our online application form , and as soon as we receive it we will get in touch and arrange a meeting to discuss the range of opportunities we have available.

Just to give an idea of the type of pubs we have available, take a look at these three superb opportunities that were available at the time of publishing. Don't worry if they're no longer available - just speak to our team to discuss your needs and see what's coming up.

Ship Inn, St Helens

Well located beside the entrance to the Sankey Valley Park & visitor centre on the outskirts of St Helens, the Ship Inn is a popular local pub, with the potential to attract passing trade from those using the A58. 

The open plan layout, with adjacent large patio area provides plenty of space for customers to relax and enjoy a pint and a meal, or take part in darts and pool. There are several local sports teams who frequent the pub on a regular basis.  This is an ideal pub for someone looking to be part of a community, and who is keen to develop a mainstream catering offer with Greene King’s help. 

To find out more, contact the Greene King Recruitment team on 01284 714 497

Eagle & Child, Halewood

A pretty, whitewashed village pub just six miles from the centre of Liverpool, this pub benefits from the being the only pub in the area. Surrounded by a large residential population, the Eagle & Child is a popular venue for people wanting a meal and a drink in pleasant surroundings.

This is a site with lots of potential for a landlord with a passion for food, as the pub has a large professional level kitchen and a 100 seat restaurant.  Given the popularity of food and drink within Merseyside, the proximity of the Eagle & Child to Liverpool combined with its village location offers the opportunity to create a really special dining experience which can be enjoyed by families and other diners.

To find out more, contact the Greene King Recruitment team on 01284 714 497

Coach & Horses, Maghull near Liverpool

Want to make your mark on a really good business proposition? Then the Coach & Horses is for you.  Located in the affluent village of Maghull, just to the north of Liverpool, the Coach & Horses has been scheduled for major investment. Funds are available for site improvements, to transform the pub and really develop its potential. 

Popular with darts teams and locals, there is space for live music, and an improved catering offer building on the pub’s existing reputation for buffets. With big car parks, and a large beer garden, this is a pub that could attract customers from a wide catchment area.  Situated only 7 miles from Liverpool, with great train and road links, it enjoys an enviable position giving access to a big city, while enjoying the benefits of being in an affluent village community.

To find out more, contact the Greene King Recruitment team on 01284 714497.