Under Offer

Pear Tree Inn

Prescot Road, Melling, Liverpool, Merseyside, L31 1AP


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Pub overview

An excellent country dining pub presented to a very high standard. Listed as one of Liverpool's Top 50 pubs to eat in, the pub has an excellent reputation. Fully invested both internally and externally in 2017, this pub represents an excellent opportunity for an experienced hands on food operator to take the pub to the next level and really build upon the existing levels of trade

The pub is an excellent example of a modern English pub serving a great range of drinks and a high quality mainstream food menu. The current operator has worked hard to establish the pub as a well respected destination dining pub serving the needs of a wide range of customers including families whose children will love the modern children's play area to the rear of the building. With excellent car parking and substantial outside drinking/dining covers, the pub really comes into its own during summer months. The recent introduction of BT Sports viewing is attracting a new customer base keen to eat and drink whilst watching a wide range of televised sports that are discretely shown to compliment the traditional good quality pub trade.

Please not although the ingoing costs are shown at £49,650, we have an Assisted Purchase agreement available to help purchase the F&F and the minimum ingoing costs we would accept is £23,400.

The pub is open plan but with various well defined areas that could be easily segregated for larger parties/groups. Serviced by a single bar and catering kitchen, the trading space can effectively cater for all potential customer groups. There are well defined and presented outside drinking and dining areas that are popular during warm weather periods. There is also a small modern play area to the rear of the pub that is popular with younger children.

Trade space
Bars 1
Car park spaces 30
Child play areas 1
Dining rooms 2
Food covers60
Gardens 1
Trade kitchens 1
Patio areas 1

The private accommodation is relatively compact but adequate and well presented. It has a recently upgraded kitchen and bathroom.

Private space
Private Rooms5
Double bedrooms2
Private Kitchen1

Rent information

Annual rent£20,000 per annum
Weekly rent£384.62 per week fixed

£20,000 per annum, £385.00 per week fixed and subject to annual RPI increase, which is capped. Paid weekly by direct debit.
Machine income free of tie.

Entry costs approx £49,650 which includes fixtures and fittings, stock, glassware, crockery, cutlery, fuel and cleaning materials, legal, brokers and stocktaking fees, training fees, schedule of condition, working capital and deposit (25% of head rent, minimum £6,000). Please note that an Assisted Purchase scheme is available for this site where 25% of the Fixtures and Fittings will be paid on change. Therefore the minimum entry cost would be £23,400.

Deposit£6,000Stocktaking fees£150
Fixtures & fittings£35,000Working capital£5,000
Other costs£2,000Total entry cost£49,650

Agreement description

Standard Tenancy Agreement
A fixed 5 year term agreement which is contracted out of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
•Tie variations available
•Rent set at the start of the agreement, subject to the annual Retail Prices Index (RPI) which is capped
•Flexible pricing options available
•Greene King is responsible for the structure of the building
•Ability to end agreement with 6 months notice at any time with standard notice fee equal to 3 months rent

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 that this site has been free of tie on wines and spirits in the past.


The pub is well located at the junction of two main arterial routes on the edge of Melling in the metropolitan borough of Sefton, Merseyside. The pub is easily accessed from the Northern Liverpool suburbs of Maghull, Kirkby and Prescot as well as the relatively close conurbations of Ormskirk and St Helens.


Trade bar
Car park
Play area
Dining area
Pub garden
Trade kitchen
Trade patio

Current premises licence opening hours

Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday- 10.00 to 00.00 Tuesday- 00.00 to 00.00 Friday and Saturday- 10.00 to 01.00

Contact Us

Barrie Aspinall

Business Development Manager

Call the Recruitment team on 01284 714 497

Apply online
“ A really well presented modern country pub, which benefitted from a full investment in 2017. This pub represents an excellent opportunity for a hands on publican who can deliver excellent hospitality and a great mainstream food offer. The rewards from this high potential pub could be significant for the right operator with the right skill set and vision to develop the pub to its full potential. ”