A POPULAR Ayr bar has been put up for sale by its long-standing owner.

Nan O’Brien, who has owned and run Wellingtons Bar for nearly 30 years, has put the popular venue up for sale after announcing her retirement.

The welcoming and cosy pub is on the lower ground floor of an attractive property forming part of Wellington Square.

Ayr Advertiser:

Wellingtons Bar has a strategic trading location between Ayr town centre and its seafront, and this good trading location allows it to tap into the many day visitors coming to the town in the summer months, providing a year-round income of approximately £6,000 per week.

To the rear is the comfortable self-contained owners’ accommodation with lounge, two bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and small garden.

Ayr Advertiser:

The premises are finished along traditional lines and is well appointed throughout, including bar area together with a fully fitted commercial kitchen, cellarage and modern customer toilets.

The owner’s accommodation is detached from the main bar premises and is a generously proportioned two bed house with large lounge area, kitchen and modern bathroom.

Kevin Bell, partner in the commercial department of Shepherd in Ayr, which is marketing the property, said: “The business is an award-winning real ale venue, with food sales limited to lunchtimes only.

"While the bar has been consistently profitable and is showing increasing levels of turnover, there is scope to further develop trade, particularly the food side of the business.

“With the bar qualifying for 100 per cent rates remission under the Small Business Bonus Scheme, we anticipate keen interest.”

Offers over £350,000 are invited. Interested parties should contact the sole selling agent on 01292 267987.

For more information see www.chris-hart.co.uk.