The pub is a beloved British institution, with the act of having a few cold drinks firmly ingrained in our culture. But if you fancy being on the other side of the bar for a change, you’re in luck, because a bar company has hundreds of bars available to rent or manage.
Stonegate currently has over 400 pubs listed as available under lease across the UK, including 20 in Greater Manchester. The company, owned by private equity firm TDR Capital, says it is the UK’s largest pub company, with a portfolio of more than 4,500 bars, pubs and nightclubs.
It’s the name behind some well-known brands, including Be at One, Walkabout, and Slug and Lettuce. Stonegate is looking for new publicans to join his team and take over many of his bars, giving a lucky few the chance to actually live in the pub.
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So if you think you could grab a decent pint and want to test your skills, here are the 20 pubs available right now in Greater Manchester.
179A Kirkway, Middleton
Potential turnover: £486,000
A well maintained community pub located on a busy street adjacent to the local business district. Its internal decoration is modern and it has its own clay oven for pizzas.
Holcombe Town, Bury
Potential turnover: £721,000
This country pub is popular with locals and diners alike for its traditional pub food and well-kept ales and cask ales. It has a large beer garden out back and a patio.
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120 Cross Lane, Marple, Stockport
Potential turnover: £263,000
This light and airy pub consists of two business areas, a bar and a lounge, and is traditionally decorated with wainscoting and loose wooden furniture. It has a games section with a pool table and dart board, while musicians perform regularly in its lounge.
33 Back Piccadilly, Manchester
Potential turnover: £335,000
Mother Macs is located in the heart of Manchester city centre, a stone’s throw from Piccadilly Gardens. It is traditionally decorated, full of character and with a friendly homely atmosphere.
59 Stockport Road East, Bredbury, Stockport
Potential turnover: £236,000
Winner of Cheshire’s ‘What’s on’ Pub of the Year 2015, the Rising Sun is located on the busy A560 from Bredbury to Stockport. It is furnished with traditional beams, an open fireplace, stone tile floors and cozy rooms.
Old Market, Altrincham
Potential turnover: £264,000
Situated on the outskirts of Altrincham town centre, the Orange Tree is surrounded by many local shops and businesses. It has a traditional atmosphere with open fireplaces, exposed brick walls and wooden floors, and offers regular entertainment, including karaoke and DJ nights.
27 Stockport Road, Hyde
Potential turnover: £260,000
This pub is in the heart of Gee Cross, Hyde, half a mile from Hyde town centre. It has a rich history and a regular and loyal customer base.
109-111 Huddersfield Road, Stalybridge
Potential turnover: £230,000
This community pub gains attraction through facilities including weekly entertainment and quizzes, and is also home to a darts team. It contains an eclectic variety of furniture and tables that add to its unique character.
496 Oldham Road, Fallsworth
Potential turnover: £271,000
This pub is located on a main road between Manchester and Oldham in the center of Failsworth town. It is traditionally decorated and offers a cozy and comfortable environment for the community to enjoy drinks and meals.
Carriage and Horses
360 Bolton Road, Hawkshaw, Bury
Potential turnover: £421,000
This village pub is located in the united area of Hawkshaw in Bury. It has undergone extensive reform in recent years and has an orchard where fresh produce is grown for use on the pub’s menu.
155 Haughton Green Road, Denton
Potential turnover: £370,000
The Jolly Hatters is surrounded and well supported by the local neighborhood and is set up to be the hub of the community. It has a large living room with a small stage, a smaller bar area with a pool table and dart board, with several TVs showing sports.
60 Two Trees Lane, Denton
Potential turnover: £260,000
This pub is supported by the local community and is surrounded by residential housing. It faces a busy street and the ground floor consists of a living room and a games room.
164 Moston Lane, Manchester
Potential turnover: £240,000
The Mowers Arms is a traditional community pub with traditional decor throughout. Its main shopping area has a mix of freestanding and fixed furniture, and the pub is popular with darts.
Merry Hatters Inn
119 City Lane, Denton
Potential turnover: £263,000
This is a small community style pub in the heart of a local community surrounded by local amenities and is convenient for local transport to Manchester and Stockport. Currently it has regular discos and musicians playing on weekends.
275 Greenacres Road, Oldham
Potential turnover: £298,000
This well established local community pub is surrounded by a large area of housing. His trade has been in pub games, big screen sports viewing and entertainment.
12-14 Hall Street, Walshaw, Bury
Potential turnover: £709,000
This well established multifaceted pub is in a small village between Bury and Tottington. It comprises an open plan lounge, with a raised terrace specifically designated for dining. It has two coal fires at the end of each room which add character and a warm atmosphere to the pub, as well as four en-suite self catering rooms on the first floor of the property.
14 Chapel Street, Levenshulme
Potential turnover: £309,000
The Horseshoe is a local community pub in the center of Levenshulme, surrounded by betting shops, cafes, takeaways and independent businesses. It has been known as the hub of the local Irish community, showcasing British and Irish sports and hosting weekly live bands and DJ events.
95 Park Lane, Whitefield
Potential turnover: £513,000
This spacious pub is on a street lined with homes and shops. It has a strong local community trade, with the nearby Sedgley Park Rugby Union Club bringing regular trade to the pub on match days.
Stour Road, Astley, Tyldesley
Potential turnover: £350,000
Situated in the middle of a modern gated community, this large pub has traditional décor, but with a modern twist that adds to its homely atmosphere.
218 Ramsden Road, Wardle, Rochdale
Potential turnover: £362,000
This stone built pub is in the small village of Wardle, situated close to the town square and opposite a church.
More information and a full list of the pubs listed as available can be found on the Stonegate website here.