Family pub business is up for sale

March 03 2017

PUBLICANS are being sought to take over well-loved Fishponds boozer, The Railway Tavern.

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PUBLICANS are being sought to take over well-loved Fishponds boozer, The Railway Tavern.

The pub, in Station Road, is an important hub for the local community and has been owned and run as a family business since 2005 by Mark and Amy Ackland and Nigel and Keren Mattfield. 

It is currently home to eight skittles teams, four darts teams and provides a valuable rendezvous for the local MAG motorcycle group which congregates there once a week.

The pub, which is renowned for hosting live music, also sponsors two local football teams. 

Amy said: “It is not easy running a business with your family but somehow we have made it work for us. My father keeps us in order and says my mother and I gang up on him! My long suffering husband Mark has to put up with all of us but continues working hard to produce the well-kept pint we are famous for.

“We hope whoever takes on our business will enjoy running this pub as much as we have. We know there is even more they could do to expand the business and reach the full potential of this place that we have loved so much.”

Her father, Nigel, said: "It is interesting that we are bucking the trend and turning a profit. When we see pubs around us closing their doors, we know we must be doing something right!"

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has been instructed to market the pub.

Nicholas Calfe, director in Christie & Co’s Bristol office said: “This is a great opportunity for a first time entrant or experienced publican to continue the running of this successful pub. 

"We are expecting a lot of interest as Bristol has become a hotspot for licensed business buyers so interested parties are advised to enquire early.”

The Railway Tavern is on the market for £65,000 through Christie & Co.