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Buying a Pub with Hilton Smythe

Village pubs are the cornerstone of the community.

They have the benefit of both loyal customers and passing trade.

It’s a great source of income, and as a pub landlord you also get the opportunity to meet new people and make lifelong friends. If you’re thinking of investing in a traditional pub, then start browsing Hilton Smythe’s nationwide listings today.

 

The Moorcock Inn, is an extremely well established, family run, country pub and restaurant. Click here for more information.

A business with pulling power

Whether you’re an expert at pulling pints or have never worked in hospitality, you’ll find that a pub in the right location has real pulling power. They have a loyal customer base of regulars who prop up the bar, and can also attract new customers through special events and promotions. Just like the Rovers Return or the Queen Vic, pubs are a key part of any community – and you could be at the centre of it.

Over the past few years, there has been an increased turnover in the UK pub industry and a rise in younger landlords investing in businesses. Zurich’s SME Risk Index in 2015 found that, since 2012, the number of young pub owners (aged 25 to 34) has increased by more than 25%. The research also found that a significant number of this group of young entrepreneurs were women, with females making up 32% of the group.

It’s great to see that younger people are becoming landlords, as it breathes new life into the industry. There was a time when the idea of a family business, such as a country pub, might have been considered unfashionable, but more people are seeing the potential of running their own pub.

First timer or old timer?

Buying a business like a pub is a great idea for people wanting to be their own boss. It’s a great source of income, and gives you the chance to get to know people – especially the variety of characters!

The British pub is steeped in tradition, and there is nothing else like it anywhere in the world. Back in the Middle Ages, beer was served in ceramic cups with a small whistle at the top, to blow on when you needed a refill. This is where the term ‘wet your whistle’ came from. Imagine being a part of such a fascinating industry.

Whether you’re a first time buyer or an experienced pub owner, Hilton Smythe can help you with your dream of owning your very own pub. Hilton Smythe can guide you through the process of buying a business like a pub, whether you’re after a freehold or leasehold pub, we can point you in the right direction and make your dream come true.

Financing your pub

At Hilton Smythe, we want to help you fulfil your vision of owning your dream business. No one should feel their dream is out of reach, especially not for financial reasons. Lots of our customers need to raise finance to buy their business, but many of them have never needed to approach a lender before.

Hilton Smythe Financial Services are here to help, get in touch and see how we can assist in raising finance for your new business and help you buy your dream pub. We have hundreds of pubs for sale across the UK, so get searching for your ideal business.

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