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Red Lion, Machynlleth

Machynlleth, SY20 8AA

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Agreement Type

  • Food offering
  • Great location
  • One of the best beer gardens in the area

The Red Lion is a mid-terraced, medium sized property nestled in the historic market town of Machynlleth. The pub enjoys a prominent position in the town – just off the main square which is the nucleus of the town. Machynlleth has a population of 2,500 plus, many of which are farmers/rural workers and enjoys a thriving tourist market from Easter onwards. Popular with locals and visitors alike, the Red Lion is a great pub to visit and explore Machynlleth, the beautiful Dyfi Valley, the Cambrian Mountains and the sandy beaches of the Cardigan Bay coast. Machynlleth is accessible by car via the A487 road, which runs through the town and connects it to nearby areas. The A487 provides connections to major roads such as the A470 and the A44, making it easy to reach Machynlleth from cities such as Aberystwyth, Dolgellau, and Newtown.

Pub Layout

On entry to this historic pub, you are greeted by a long bar with open plan seating areas, for diners and drinkers. To the rear of the main bar there is the access to the outside areas, which includes a sheltered courtyard, the “cave” and a well appointed rear beer garden which seats comfortably 60 plus guests, with a feature raised area that can be used for visiting bands in the summer or extra seating area.

Currently the pub is offering a great range of drinks with offers throughout the week. There is a good food offering including a Sunday roast carvery. Good rhythm of the week with plenty of entertainment.


Private Accommodation

The Private accommodation is in reasonable condition, split over two floors this consists of: Four bedrooms, lounge/ office, kitchen, bathroom and a large ‘Den’ room.



Annual Rent: £17,500

Security Deposit: £5,000

Working Capital: £1,000

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.

The ideal licensee should offer a solid range of standard and premium brands on both draught and back bar, with a particular focus on an extensive spirit range, along with a food offering hosting a menu of a traditional pub grub offer . This offering with the implementation of a solid rhythm of the week with immaculate standards, will ensure future success.

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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