Pub details

Pub details

Red Lion, Newport, TF10 8DQ

The Village of Sutton is a much sought after residential location which sits on the Shropshire/Staffordshire Borders beside the main A519 approximately two miles east of the market town of Newport being well regarded as one of Shropshire’s most affluent towns and also the home to the busy Harper Adams University. The village is also approximately one mile north of the Aqualate Mere National Nature Reserve which is the largest natural lake in the West Midlands which forms part of the Aqualate Estate including its Hall, Country House and landscaped Deer Park. The Red Lion is situated at the centre of the village beside the A519 and is a character cottage style property of part timber and red brick construction with its original building reputing to date back to the 17th Century.

  • Affluent village location on Shropshire/Staffordshire borders
  • Olde worlde bar and dining room
  • Destination food outlet

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Red Lion Details

Trading style

It currently offers a traditional village pub with two good trading areas having accommodation above and excellent outside space. It offers 50 plus parking spaces with trade garden that could accommodate up to 200 customers and there is also an additional private garden with an allotment and herb garden which are used to stock the kitchen and an additional private garden. The business has been operated by our client since 2004 and he has traded very well offering a traditional English Village Pub with home cooked locally sourced food, much of which is from the allotment which forms part of the premises. Our clients background is catering and he has found this site exceptionally popular with the local inhabitants who come for the quality environment and products on sale. The main dining menu changes every three to five days and there is a full time lunch menu on offer to passing trade. It is also frequented by the local hunt, shoot, car club, ramblers and supper clubs. Admiral Taverns are looking for an experienced operator who has the skills and passion to run this fantastic food led pub.

Trade accommodation

Front Entrance Vestibule leading to the trading areas. BAR, being a large ‘L’ shaped room with heavily beamed ceiling, carpeted and quarry tiled floor, stucco plastered and exposed stone walls with feature inglenook fireplace with brick surround. Second feature Georgian fireplace (currently unused). A mixture of fixed bench seating with matching upholstered captain style chairs and pub style tables for approximately 32 customers, ample room for more standing. The room is serviced by an ‘L’ shaped stucco plaster fronted bar servery having turned wood supported canopy over and tiled back bar fitting. There is a dining room that is comfortably furnished having carpeted floor, part exposed beam effect ceiling, stucco plastered walls and seating for 18 customers. The cellar is located in the basement. To the front of the property is a large draw on tarmacadam car park with space for 50 plus cars. Direct access to the lawned garden of excellent size currently having four ‘A’ frame picnic style benches but could seat in excess of 200 comfortably. Immediately off the pub’s entrance are three ‘A’ frame picnic style benches and a smoking solution. To the rear of the property is an enclosed private garden which provides access to the Freezer Store, large gas tank and three storage sheds. Further access to a large private lawned garden which also has an allotment and herb garden, providing fruits and vegetables used in the public house.

Private accommodation

The private accommodation is located on the first floor and consists of two double bedrooms, lounge, former kitchen used for storage and toilet and bathroom.

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Upon valuation. Funding options available for the right licensee.

Agreement type:

5 Year Tenancy Agreement

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