Could you run this pub in County Durham?

The Oak Tree Inn is a well-loved village pub located at the heart of Middleton St George in Darlington, County Durham. The pub has a traditional feel with a contemporary twist, featuring a warm interior, oak panelled walls and a vibrant atmosphere. It is famous among locals for its delicious homemade food and entertainment offer, in particular its live music nights. This pub offers something for everyone and is the perfect place for families, casual diners and drinkers alike.

The trading area is made up of the bar, a cosy lounge which is perfect for an intimate dining experience and a restaurant which boasts 60 covers and is the perfect spot to enjoy a tasty meal. The pub also boasts a beautiful beer garden with picnic seating and a decked area and benefits from a large carpark with space for up to 30 cars.

About the local area

Middleton St George is a picturesque village in the market town of Darlington, County Durham. The village offers a real sense of community but with Darlington nearby you’re close to the hustle and bustle of the towns centre which features high street shops, locally owned boutiques and an indoor and outdoor market. The pub is ideally located on the edge of the village and there are a number new housing estates within walking distance.

Ideal operator

This is the perfect pub opportunity for an experienced Publican with a catering background in order to maintain the pubs reputation for its quality food offer. It will also be ideal for a budding chef with the enthusiasm to develop an offer and make it their own. You will thrive when operating at the heart of the community and be keen to build long lasting local relationships in order to continue the pubs reign as the hub of the community.


This fantastic pub opportunity comes with domestic accommodation that consists of two bedrooms, a private kitchen and lounge.

About the Agreement

Our Tenancy agreements vary between 3 – 5 years offer a flexible approach to running your own pub business. Your pub will be ready to trade, with carefully tailored food and drinks menus in place which you can evolve as you go along.
You will receive a high level of support and everything you need to run a successful business. From the beginning, you will have dedicated Operations Manager, plus access to training and development, business planning, operations and accounting expertise.

Once you’ve completed the 5-day induction course we’ll provide you with ongoing support to help you maximise the efficiency, sales and profitability of your pub. This includes helping you decide on the right drinks offer, guidance on margin and support creating a marketing plan to build for continued success. To help market your pub, we also offer lots of support and advice.

Punch Tenancy agreements have shared repairs liability, we will help you manage your ongoing repairing obligations. We do this by operating a repairs and maintenance fund for all new agreements.

* The calculation of the initial Ingoing Costs assumes a minimum deposit (£3,000 or £6,000) plus legal fees. The subsequent deposit build up (if any) will need to be paid over 52 weeks. This can be discussed with the recruitment team or Operations Manager

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Financial Information

Initial Deposit*
Full Deposit
Legal Fees
Maintenance Fund Per Week
Fixutres and Fittings Weekly Rent
Working Captial
£2,000 - £4,000
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Annual Rent
Forecasted Annual Wet Turnover
Forecasted Annual Food Turnover
Forecasted Annual Other Turnover
Weighted Average Discount Per Barrel
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