Traditional North Yorkshire pub comes onto market

The Farmers Arms in Muker, a traditional pub in the heart of Swaledale, North Yorkshire, has come onto the market through Christie & Co.

The pub serves up local real ale and hearty pub food. Stone flagged floors and an open fire make for a cosy atmosphere. There is also a self contained holiday apartment which is located opposite the pub which is perfect for a one night stay.

Darren and Emily Abbey have been at the helm of the business since 2010 and have reluctantly decided to sell. They said, 'The Farmers Arms is just as successful and profitable than ever, but we feel the time is right to hand the baton of ownership to someone else, someone who will hopefully fall as much in love with the pub and Swaledale as we have, who will continue with its success, and who will uphold the local traditions.'

David Cash, who is handling the sale from Christie & Co’s Leeds office, commented, “The Farmer’s Arms presents a fantastic opportunity for an owner operator to benefit from a long established and successful business, boasting excellent profits. The pub benefits from being situated in the heart of a thriving village and has the support of local residents, as well as being popular with tourists year-round.

“The Farmers Arms is a Freehouse, which means that it is privately owned and has no ties to one brewery. This would give new owners a huge amount of flexibility as to how the pub is run, what to stock, and how to spend the profits.”

The Farmers Arms, Muker is on the market at an asking price of £575k for the freehold.