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Church Inn, Warrington

Warrington, WA3 1DG

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Agreement Type

  • Turn key operation
  • Multi income streams
  • Two external drinking areas

The Church Inn is located in Lowton village, just 7 miles south of Wigan and 12 miles west of Warrington, just a short journey from the M6, there is a population of approximately 14,000 with a variety of amenities within the local area. The locality of the pub and the demographics creates a great opportunity to grow both the wet and dry side of the business.

Pub Layout

As you walk into the Church Inn, you are greeted with a bright and welcoming bar area, where customers can order drinks and socialize. Either side of the main door you will find both fixed and loose seating, featuring a log burner which helps create a cozy atmosphere, especially during the colder months. To the far left of the bar, there’s a raised dining area. This section provides a comfortable space for people to enjoy meals, this also provides access to the toilets. Off the dining area is the first of two outdoor spaces, this is the larger beer garden which is family friendly with play equipment for the children. To the far right of the pub, you will find a sports area complete with multiple dart boards, gaming machines and a pool table, here there is more loose seating which is great for watching the sports and making this the idea spot for sports enthusiasts. Within this area you will find the second of the outdoor areas, this is currently being used as an adult only seating area.

To the front of the pub you will find a spacious car park, which is conveniently located off the main road.

The Church Inn is a central hub for the local community, offering both drinks and food. This makes it a gathering place for residents and a potential venue for various events and gatherings. The current licensee has introduced a new food menu with an American-style theme featuring items such as burgers, steak, ribs and more. In addition to this, there is a fantastic array of drinks on offer including cask, premium lagers, hot drinks and specialised milkshakes. There is potential to grow the inhouse sports side of the business with the local darts and pool league.


Private Accommodation

The private accommodation is to the first floor and consists of: Three bedrooms, kitchen, living room and bathroom.

Annual Rent: TBC

Security Deposit: £5,000

Working Capital: £3,000

Stock: £4,000

F&F: Funding options may be available for the right licensee

Tie: All drinks categories are tied.  For fully funded licensees on long term agreements, we offer free-of-tie options for certain drinks categories in exchange for an annual fee.

Training: £325 plus VAT

For a breakdown on financial information, please refer to the ‘Additional Info’ tab.


Admiral Taverns are looking to work with an experienced licensee or couple who can put their own ideas into the business, attract customers from further afield, have a strong marketing plan and have the desire to grow the business in ensuring it stays part of a community and make this the “go to” pub for the local community.

Annual Rent – This is our lowest rent figure associated with a Full Tie.  If the tie is reduced the effective rent (via Tie Release Fees) will increase.  Rent is billed and paid for weekly in advance depending on the payment terms agreed). On occasion, our Business Development Manager will discuss a start up rent which is discretionary to an individual pub and can be discussed.

Security Deposit – This sum of money will be held on your account and will be returned to you on exiting of the pub based on your final account balance and the condition of the property.  Our standard deposit is 25% of the headline rent.  On occasion, we can negotiate a lower security deposit with the aim to build up to our full deposit on a long term agreement.

Working Capital – This is a recommend amount required which will be used in the day-to-day running of the business.

Stock – This will be valued by an independent valuer on the day you take over the pub. This includes unbranded glassware, unopened bottles, wines, spirits, any unopened / opened kegs and cask ale providing the container is unopened.

Fixtures & Fittings – This includes any item that is bolted to the floor or walls, and a fitting to be any item that is free standing or hung by a nail or hook. This will also include furniture.

Tie: All drinks categories are tied.  For fully funded licensees on long term agreements, we offer free-of-tie options for certain drinks categories in exchange for an annual fee.

Training – Before signing a long term agreement, you will be required to attend our 7 Steps to Sales Success training programme.  Held online over three days, you will learn marketing and business strategies that will help you to grow sales in your pub – step-by-step.

Service Charge Cost – £60.89 per week – The Admiral Taverns Premium Maintenance Package will help take care of your compliance and statutory obligations with one simple fee, whilst giving you piece of mind about your boiler and cellar cooling repair and replacement.  This also includes full access to e-learning for you and your staff.

*Zero Business Rates – Based on the April 2023 rating list, the Nil Rates Payable is based on small business rates relief being applied and the licensee only occupying one property for commercial purposes.

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