Have you ever dreamed about running your own pub?

If so, now could be the perfect time to become a landlord or lady, as there are some businesses up for sale right on your doorstep.

Pubs were forced to close their doors throughout lockdown- but now there is light at the end of the tunnel with businesses allowed to return to ‘normal’.

Many people will be eager to get back to the pub in the coming weeks- which is the perfect time to finally pursue a career as a pub owner and take over a local business.

If you have what it takes to successfully run a pub, here are five businesses for sale in East Lancashire:

Riley’s, Albert Road, Colne

Lancashire Telegraph: Riley’s, Albert Road, Colne (Photo: Zoopla)Riley’s, Albert Road, Colne (Photo: Zoopla)

Riley’s has been placed on the market for £180,000 by Blacks Business Brokers.

The restaurant and bar came the Colne area back in 2017 and it is well established in the area.

It also has a strong base of regular customers and its central position means it is well-situated for passing trade.

The Zoopla description reads: “There is plenty of scope to develop the business further with the introduction of longer opening hours, possibly to offer breakfast services.

“Additionally, a new owner may also look to create a new online presence with booking and ordering services.”

Kuchi, Belgrave Road, Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph: Kuchi (Photo: Zoopla)Kuchi (Photo: Zoopla)

For a swift £250,000, you could be in charge of this pub/bar.

The building comprises of a ground floor bar area, with several separate private cocktail / seating areas.

Owners will also benefit from a nightclub area and a 30-cover roof terrace- ideal for the summer months.

Best of all, there is a “superb” Scandinavian style rear snug room.

The Zoopla description reads: “ This is a fantastic opportunity to run your own fully stocked ready to go town centre pub with very low capital outlay on a 3–5 year lease.”

The Red Lion, Newchurch Road, Rawtenstall

Lancashire Telegraph: The Red Lion (Photo: Zoopla)The Red Lion (Photo: Zoopla)

This pub has been a trading public house for over 200 years- and now is your chance to take it over.

It has developed a great reputation with the local community; in the past, owners have hosted a lot of charity events, including an annual bake off, which is well known in the town.

It benefits from a beer garden which is ideal for the upcoming warm months.

The property description reads: “There is so much potential and scope to improve at this particular public house, benefitting from the upstairs being a large three bed flat.

“This can be used as owner’s accommodation, or if the new owner is looking to change to a restaurant, this could be adapted into separate dining areas.

“The access to upstairs is currently behind the bar, however there is space to move the bar and have the upstairs access open to customers.

“The pub is also Free of tie for wines, spirits and soft drinks.”

It’s on the market for £59,995.

The Greenfield Inn, Lower Barn Street, Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph: The Greenfield Inn (Photo: Zoopla)The Greenfield Inn (Photo: Zoopla)

For £275,000, this business could be yours.

The pub has a lot of potential as both a pub and a restaurant; the two open fireplaces could attract plenty of chilly customers in the winter months.

There’s also potential rental property to be had with the attached fully renovated 2-bedroom cottage complete with lounge, fitted kitchen/diner, and new bathroom.

Alternatively, you could just live in this yourself.

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