FOUR pubs near Chester are currently seeking new landlords.

A handful of popular pubs in and around Chester look set to welcome new management after they were listed to let by owners Stonegate.

The company is the UK’s largest pub company with more than 4,500 sites ranging from leased and tenanted to managed.

Here are four sites looking for new landlords:

Egerton Arms, Saughall

Set in a rural location between Saughall and Blacon, the Egerton is an attractive, large roadside pub on the outskirts of Chester.

A strong wet-led business – forecast to turnover £351,284 from drink sales - that caters for live music, Stonegate says that it also has the potential to be developed to offer a simple pub menu to drive additional revenue.

The pub also has a beer garden to make use of warmer weather and sports, pub games and entertainment on offer.

The Egerton is available on a retail partnership tenancy with a guide rent figure of £462 per week, ingoing costs include a deposit of £6,000.

Forecast turnover is £422,544.

The Black Dog, Waverton

Currently closed, The Black Dog is the only pub in the village of Waverton and had had a good reputation for its quality food, a great range of beers and friendly atmosphere.

A refurbishment has been planned to make the most of the building’s large ornate bar and to update the décor.

Two patio areas – one equipped with large umbrellas and heaters – mean that visitors can take advantage of picturesque views of the surrounding countryside.

Inside, there is space for more than 80 covers and the pub also has three hand pumps for a rotating selection of cask ales.

The Black Dog is available on a fixed term tenancy, with a guide rent of £961 per week and ingoing deposit of £12,500.

Forecast turnover is £540,317.

The Bridge Inn, Chester

In fantastic condition after a recent refurbishment, The Bridge Inn has an open plan trading area with space for up to 100 guests.

A large and well-equipped building, it also possesses a games room, TVs throughout showing live sports and a function room on the first floor with its own bar.

Stonegate say there is also the potential for a food menu and the opportunity to host live music and entertainment.

It’s beer garden overlooks also the Shropshire Union Canal with several picnic benches providing seating for approximately 40 covers.

The Bridge Inn’s forecast turnover is £396,808. A fixed term tenancy, the guide rent is set at £519 with a deposit of £6,750. The Bridge Inn is currently understood to be under offer.

The Olde Red Lion, Little Sutton

Another popular pub, the Red Lion is famous for its tradition of highlighting live acts, established artists and up-and-coming bands.

The pub has a purpose-built stage area for live entertainment, with a long bar servery aiding efficient service during busy periods.

The smaller bar area also includes a pool table and games machines, and out at the front are tables and chairs with large umbrellas to allow visitors to enjoy their drinks outside during warmer weather.

Stonegate say that the Red Lion has the potential to increase its turnover and would like to work with a publican who could develop a food offering for the venue.

The pub’s forecast turnover is £560,777, with £551,179 being wet turnover. A retail partnership tenancy, guide rent is set at £856 per week, with an initial deposit of £11,250.

Further information about all these pubs can be found on the Stonegate website.