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Cricketers, Brinscall Chorley

Brinscall, Chorley, PR6 8QP

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Agreement Type

  • Village location.
  • Sports teams.
  • Cask ales.

The Cricketers is a traditional stone built terraced pub, situated in the village of Brinscall within the borough of Chorley. The pub benefits from being just five miles outside of Chorley town centre, along with brilliant transport links to the M61, A6 and M6; all of which leading to larger towns and cities. The Cricketers is located in the heart of the village, nestled in between a densely populated residential area, local shops and village cricket green.

Pub Layout

Upon entering the Cricketers, you are welcomed by an attractive, centrally located bar, enabling service to all areas with several convenient bar stools. To the right of the bar, you’ll find a small seating area, to the left is a more relaxed lounge area, with a mixture of both fixed and loose seating and an open fire place. Externally, to the front you’ll find space for three picnic benches providing additional seating. To the rear you’ll find a raised beer garden accessed through a sheltered smoking solution, which consists of a good sized lawn area, paved patio to the rear and a number of picnic benches.


The Cricketers is the hub of the community and in being so has an abundance of long-standing locals and regulars. The pub itself is heavily involved in local sports teams, including the cricket team. This traditional, wet led community local benefits from a varied drinks offer including a strong selection of cask ales, lagers, ciders and gins providing something for everyone. There is a strong rhythm of the week including quiz nights, live entertainment and seasonal events. Along with supporting local sports teams, the Cricketers is also known as the place to watch live sporting events all year round.

Private Accommodation

The private accommodation is located on the first floor and comprises of two/three bedrooms (third bedroom could be an office) lounge, kitchen and bathroom.

Annual Rent: £10,000

Security Deposit: £5,000

Working Capital: £2,000

Stock: £3,000

Fixtures and Fittings: To be confirmed upon valuation –  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 for a licensee who can truly integrate into the community and champion the pub’s offerings ensuring its success. Local knowledge and understanding of  the demographics will be advantageous however not essential. Someone who can install a strong rhythm of the week, who has a strong marketing plan and can utilise social media and has a strong interest and experience with cask ales and can build on the established trade. Community focus will embed this pub as a hub for locals and ensure the business survives.

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.  Please note, this only applies to pubs marked with an Asterix *

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