Could you run this Ludlow pub?

Enjoy a well-loved community, wet-led pub located in Ludlow, Shropshire. The Bridge oozes character, charm, and tradition with a warm and cosy atmosphere.

If you’re a community operator, this is the pub for you, as it is the locals’ favourite. Guests enjoy a good range of quality drinks, including cask ales and a great sports offer; team sports, including darts and pool, football and rugby, quoits, crib, and dominoes; and live entertainment nights with karaoke and pub quizzes. The pub is ideally situated by Ludlow train station, meaning that it also has the opportunity to attract trade from visitors to the area and passers-through in need of a drink or two. The town centre is a 10-minute walk.

The Bridge has a large bar servery that separates the lounge the from main bar area. Around the bar, you’ll find tables and comfortable seating, a large screen TV, a darts board, a pool table, and a gaming machine. The lounge area has a mix of fixed and loose upholstered seating, a feature fireplace that is enjoyed by locals all year round. The Bridge also boasts a games room that accommodates a second pool table and an outdoor courtyard area which is the perfect place to enjoy a pint with friends in the sunshine and people-watch. Guests benefit from a decent sized car park.

About the local area

Ludlow is a market town in Shropshire, England, steeped in the history of the Welsh Marches and arguably amongst the finest historic towns in England with a wealth of beautiful period buildings. You will find Ludlow 28 miles south of Shrewsbury and 23 miles north of Hereford. The town currently has a population of approximately 11,000. The centrepiece of the town is the dramatic medieval Ludlow Castle, perched on a cliff overlooking the River Teme. Ludlow is the gastronomic capital of Shropshire, with more Michelin Starred restaurants than any other town in the country.

However, good food isn’t the only reason to visit Ludlow, famously described by John Betjeman as, The loveliest town in England. With over 500 listed buildings, mainly Georgian or half-timbered, Ludlow is a feast for the eyes. There are many attractions, family days out and things to do within easy driving distance of Ludlow. Beautiful Shropshire and the neighbouring counties offer stately homes, the fascinating Ironbridge Gorge, medieval castles, and adventure-packed days for all.

Ideal Operator

We are looking for a local, knowledgeable operator passionate about pubs, people, and products. You’ll have the experience to capitalise on the business sports teams and local sports leagues to a great rhythm of the week whilst still maintaining the community feel. You will strive to be the best in class with the optimum standards of customer service. You will be people-centric, putting your team and customers at the heart of everything you do, engaging with all audiences in the community. You will lead your team from the front, set expectations and inspire and motivate through excellent communication and leadership skills. You’ll have a vision for the pub that you will articulate in a detailed business plan.


This pub has three private bedrooms, a kitchen, and a lounge.

About the Agreement

We love working with experienced entrepreneurs and we’re happy to be flexible with our agreements and products to match your business and vision.

Our Flexible Tenancy agreement offers a piece of mind approach to running your own pub business for a total term of up to 5-years with a flexible notice period. We also offer flexible deposit options, with build ups from as little as £1,000 as well as flexible price bands and release fees which are available.

Whatever the agreement, with Punch you always get:

  • A progressive pub company – winners of the Publican Awards 2020!
  • Industry leading investment with a whole world of possibilities
  • Industry leading training, with our Academy and Kitchen
  • Industry leading e-commerce platform – Punch Buying Club
  • Expert coaching and advice every step of the way

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Full Deposit
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Working Capital
£2,000 - £4,000
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