Sunday, 18 May 2014

Pub market stagnant

One property sector that shows no sign of quick improvement is the freehold pub market. Every morning another 'price reduced' flyer lands in my email inbox; one such is this Grade II listed timber framed historic Anglian house, with land including a car park for 30 vehicles, just seven miles from Diss - now within commuting distance of the City. You couldn't even get a bedsit studio in Neasden for this. 


Tempted .....tempted

11 comments:

FrankS said...

Blimey - does the buyer actually have to run it as a pub? Or is this a slum area? I'm tempted too…

Raedwald said...

Brockdish a slum? Haha it's a cute village of 600 souls on the Norfolk / Suffolk border, on the River Waveney

And yes, if planning consent for conversion to residential were a possibility it would already have gone; the Brockdish Greyhound went this way, so this is the village's only pub left.

This is the highest point at which canoes can be launched into the river, so some decent business potential from this market, plus you get to live in a fantastic historic structure oozing unique character ...

sales .pdf here http://tinyurl.com/lkjjttp

Anonymous said...

Would that I had enough money to run a pub just as a hobby, I'd jump at it otherwise.

Anonymous said...

I think the listed building status would put me off.
John Gibson

Anonymous said...

Anyone considering running a pub
really needs sectioning or 24 hour care.
Obviously the pub sector will continue to decline untill enough
Englishmen stand up to be counted and start getting to grips with the parish pump Puritans dictating policy to the sad cowardly whimps in Westminster.

Bradshaw said...

The smoking ban spelled the death-knell for the English pub.
A dwindling number struggle on, ever more devoid of customers.
Before too long all we will have is family dining emporiums full of screaming kids running around.
Sad times.

James Higham said...

Time to buy up then.

Oldrightie said...

Come on, pubs were places to meet and chat. Can't have that, subversive possibilities. Same with home ownership, signs of freedom and independence. Not the long term plan for EUSSR subservience. Rent from them or else......

Weekend Yachtsman said...

Good grief that is astoundingly cheap by any standards.

What's the catch?

Listed building status isn't too bad as it's only Grade II - just means things take a little longer.

Is it a requirement that it stays as a pub? Or maybe there are wind turbines or a gypsy encampment just out of the picture? Or maybe there are bats or newts?

Gotta be something wrong...

G. Tingey said...

The greedy & stupid puibcos [ "Entrprise" Inns hah! & "puncH" are the villains...
My local charged an expansice £3.60 a pint last year - now it's $4.10 - & even the barmaids think its ridiculous.
Actual result is that (cash) sales will fall ....

Anonymous said...

"My local charged an expansice £3.60 a pint last year - now it's $4.10 - & even the barmaids think its ridiculous.
Actual result is that (cash) sales will fall ...."

$4.10 - Quite handy if you happen to have a wad of dollars though...