A POPULAR country pub near Chester is seeking a new operator.

The Bunbury Arms, located in the village of Stoak, is looking for new tenants.

The pub’s previous tenants announced its closure in October 2023. On February 28, they informed residents that the pub had been passed back to owners Greene King, with the brewery now looking for a new operator.

The Bunbury Arms is described as a ‘quintessential English country pub’ equipped with an outdoor drinking terrace and space for up to 50 covers.

Greene King says: “The Bunbury Arms in the Cheshire village of Stoak, is a lovely country pub, known for great ale and food. Currently trading at an even sales split of 50/50 the pub offers the opportunity to develop a good quality home cooked food offer, with a strong wet trade to support. 

“The large beer garden is a real benefit during the warmer months as it can be used to drive volume via outdoor entertainment and events. This well presented pub should attract local villagers looking for a drink or meal and those from further afield looking for a nice spot for a good quality meal out.”

John Auld, Business Development Manager at Greene King said: “I am looking for an operator to develop this quintessential country pub known for great ale, friendly service and good quality food. This person or couple should be keen to become a member of the community and building a solid reputation locally for great service and known for creating great guest experiences.

“Experience of running your own pub is ideally what I am looking and you'll also need to be proficient with food. However, a first time operator with a great support network and transferable skills would be considered.”

The pub is listed on Greene King’s website with entry costs of £26,375 and an annual rent of £15,000 (£288 weekly).

More information is available at: https://www.greenekingpubs.co.uk/pub-to-let/bunbury-arms-stoak.