Could you run this pub?

The Red Lion, Winsford is a large, Cask Marque community pub which sits by the River Weaver. It has a traditional feel and great roadside presence and is known both locally and across the surrounding areas for being a relaxed pub offering home cooked food, drink, and entertainment. The pub is split into smaller trading areas which can be used for numerous different occasions and guests. Currently operating well with a small food offer, the pub has great opportunity to develop the food side of the business and its drinks offer to attract a broader clientele and well as welcoming the local community.

The pub offers some great facilities including a spacious trading area, set out over several different snugs and rooms (offering 60 covers), all of which are placed around a fully accessible and easy to operate central bar. There is also a catering kitchen, WIFI and a smoking solution and a covered outside drinking area to the side of the pub which sits nicely alongside the River Weaver for enjoying warmer spring days and evenings. The pub offers parking for up to 16 cars.

About the local area

Situated just off the A54 roundabout and five minutes from Winsford town centre the Red Lion sits in a highly visible spot of the route that runs into Winsford and back to the major motorway network. The local area includes Wharton and Winsford, and the amenities include well known takeaway/restaurants, supermarkets, Warrington & Vale Royal College, a primary school and Winsford Marina. There are also residential areas within the immediate area.

This pub may suit

This is an opportunity for an experienced operator/partners who can bring a flair alongside quality traditional food, cask ales and excellent customer service. You will have passion for community and be quick to build relationships, and also know how to draw in customer from the wider area and market your offer.


The private accommodation includes four bedrooms, a 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 a 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 an Operations Manager.

Financial Information

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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Annual Rent
Forecasted Annual Wet Turnover
Forecasted Annual Food Turnover
Forecasted Annual Other Turnover
Weighted Average Discount Per Barrel
3 Year Tenancy

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