The Station is a small (but perfectly formed), end terrace property on the main high street passing through Langley Moor, a popular residential suburb of Durham. The Station is in a great location with a main road to the front, so it always has a strong passing trade. Surrounding the pub, there are large residential housing areas. Being on the main street, there are lots of other local amenities nearby meaning there is always a buzz of people on the street, all of which are awaiting a great pub with a good reason to pop in and rest their feet. Also (as the name suggests) the pub is right next to the train station making it an easy stop for those visiting Langley Moor by train. The pub is simple in design; it has two rooms and two bars. One is used as the main lounge/bar area and the other as a traditional tap room. There is a pool/darts area and access to the toilets direct from the main bar. The general condition/décor internally is good, but it could benefit from a fresh internal paint job. Externally the pub is well presented but needs to benefit from some professional chalkboards and hanging baskets to soften the look and improve kerb appeal. All in all, this is a great little pub in a great location which with a strong, unique selling point and should easily be the hub of the community and a must stop site for the many shoppers/passers-by.
The site will always operate as something of a community pub so weekday rhythm of the week, weekend entertainment, live sports etc. are all going to be key components of this business. Live music has always worked well here. This site will attract a lot of passing traffic, so a very simple sandwich type lunch menu would be worth introducing along with a basic coffee offer. Value is key in the area so value deals in all categories will help attract and retain custom. The Station Inn will ideally suit someone with local knowledge and a passion for community pubs. Having a knowledge of the importance of a strong weekend offer is invaluable; there needs to be a strong calendar of events. The ideal applicant will have a passion for basics being done to a very good standard and for marketing the site using all marketing media to ensure the offer/message reaches a large audience.
Please note that the energy performance certificate is available from the landlord. Please be aware we are awaiting rental figures from the landlord.