HAVE you ever fancied getting behind the bar and serving up drinks to thirsty punters?

Here are seven pubs and businesses up for sale across East Lancashire, listed on property site Rightmove, ranging from a bargain £25,000 up to £500,000.

1) The Talbot Hotel, Church Street, Burnley

Marketed by Hilton Smythe in Bolton. Price: £499,995

Lancashire Telegraph:

If you managed to hit the jackpot on the EuroMillions draw on Friday night, you would have a little bit of change from £500,000 for this one.

This friendly pub hosts live band events three times a week and is usually busy when football matches are shown on the TVs in the bar and lounge areas.

The Talbot has an open fire to keep visitors toasty in the colder months and could offer a great opportunity for somebody looking to get into the trade.

2) The Moorcock Inn, Nelson 

Marketed by Hilton Smythe in Bolton. Price: £360,000

Lancashire Telegraph:

The Moorcock Inn is a well-established, family-run country pub/restaurant.

The building dates back to the mid 1700s and has a long history as a coaching house and country pub and the current owners have been there for more than 20 years.

The restaurant boasts stunning views over the Admergill Valley, beyond Roughlee and Barley towards Pendle Hill, and is roughly halfway between Barrowford and Gisburn.

3) The Cabin End pub, Knuzden

Marketed by Sydney Phillips Ltd. Price: £350,000

Lancashire Telegraph:

This pub, in the heart of the community, has accommodation with three bedrooms for the owners.

It has a function room and additional parking around the site.

The pub was home to pool, darts, dominoes and football teams before it closed in April.

4) The Eagle Hotel, Chorley 

Marketed by Sydney Phillips Ltd. Price: £175,000

Lancashire Telegraph:

The Eagle Hotel is on the busy A6 road that runs between Chorley and Bolton.

The property is situated opposite the roundabout junction, with Bolton Road and Shepherd's Way, in the centre of Chorley.

It is a stone's throw from Chorley FC, with Victory Park just around the corner.

5) Wellington Hotel, Wellington Street, Clayton-le-Moors 

Marketed by Edward Miller Property Auctions. Price: £125,000

Lancashire Telegraph:

The public house may have ceased trading but is said to offer remarkable space and attractive accommodation over two floors, plus a basement.

On the ground floor, there is a snug bar, large open plan public lounge, further function room at the back, while on the first floor there is a snooker room and three additional rooms.

In the property specifications it does mention it will need some alterations and repairs and anyone interested should speak to the local planning department.

6) Three Fishes at Mitton 

Marketed by Christie and Co, London. Offers Invited

Lancashire Telegraph:

This is a first-class inn in the Ribble Valley with stunning views of the countryside.

It has a lounge bar, served by a good-sized marble top bar and cast-iron log burner to add some rural character

There is a split-level dining restaurant and a good-sized cellar.

It also has paved seating areas to both the front and rear, a lawned seating area and large customer car park.

7) Varsity in Accrington (Business for sale)
Marketed by Christie and Co, London. Price: £25,000
Lancashire Telegraph:
Varsity is in a prominent position on Blackburn Road, opposite the Town Hall in Accrington.
It occupies the ground, basement and upper floors of a double fronted mid-terrace property. 
It has a 21-year free of tie lease and represents an excellent opportunity in a prime position.
There is a split level open-plan trade area served by a good size central bar area.