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Murray, West Calder

West Calder, EH55 8SR

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Agreement Type

  • Strong established community local
  • Fantastic beer garden
  • Popular with established sports teams

Nestled in a highly populated housing area, by the local convenience store The Murray is the local pub at the hub of this community. Located between West Calder and Polbeth just off the A71, this former oil shale mining village is not far from Livingston, West Lothian and is a 10-minute walk from the local train station with links to both Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Pub Layout

This is a single room operation with the main bar predominately located in the centre of the room. There is a pool table and darts area complete for local team sports.

There is an enclosed paved patio garden area to the side of the building complete with several benches.

The Murray is a community local wet-led pub which provides a great meeting point for locals and engaging with the community, The pub provides varied entertainment and hosts team sports such as pool & darts and continues to serve good quality products.

Private Accommodation

There is no private accommodation with this site.


Annual Rent: £13,500

Security Deposit: £5,000

Working Capital: £3,000

Stock: £2,000

Fixtures and Fittings: Upon Valuation  – funding options 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.

This would be perfect for an experienced licensee with knowledge of the local area and understanding of running a community based establishment. Knowledge and a keen interest in pub sports, live entertainment and local team events would be advantageous. This would be ideal for someone who is focused and driven who are willing to put all effort into putting the pub back into the 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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