Could you run this pub in Newport?  

The Red Lion Hotel is an authentic city pub, located in Newport. With large open fires, wooden floors and a beautiful back bar, the Red Lion presents the perfect backdrop for a cosy pub experience. We have exciting investment plans to enhance its warm look and feel, decorating inside and out, and upgrading the pubs outdoor area.  

The Red Lion is steeped in Rugby History and is a sports fans haven. With a plethora of screens and a great atmosphere it is the place to be on game day, especially when Newport or Wales play. The pub is famous for its excellent cask ales and is truly a local community pub within this vibrant city centre. 

About the local area  

This is truly the heart of South East Wales. A tight knit community with both Cardiff and Bristol easily commutable, this location provides the perfect balance between local and city life. The Red Lion is ideally positioned just off the main high-street in the city centre, part way down Stow Hill, allowing it to easily entice both locals and visitors to the area through its doors. 

Ideal operator 

This thriving wet-led pub is the perfect opportunity for an experienced, sports driven Publican that enjoys being immersed in a busy pub. With plenty of loyal and regular locals, you will have the skill to adapt to welcome mid week drinkers, looking to enjoy a quiet pint with the paper, as well as the high energy atmosphere at the weekend. You will maintain great standards even at the busiest of times and will provide a dynamic offer to continue to attract the existing regulars as well as new faces. 


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


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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Initial Deposit*
Full Deposit
Legal Fees
Maintenance Fund Per Week
Fixtures and Fittings Weekly Rent
Working Capital
£2,000 - £4,000
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