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Ring O Bells

130 CHURCH LANE, MARPLE, Stockport, Cheshire, SK6 7AY
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Beer Garden
Disabled Access / Facilities
Dogs Welcome
Family Friendly
Great Cask Ales
Historic Interest

Area Overview

Marple, although in Cheshire, is close to Derbyshire and is bordered by Hawk Green, High Lane, Marple Bridge, Mellor, New Mills, Moor End, Strines and Mill Brow. The surrounding area ranges from heavily wooded valleys to hill-top moorland. On a clear day it is possible to view the Beetham Tower in Manchester as well as the city centre, the Winter Hill TV transmitter and the surrounding counties of Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire and West Yorkshire and the mountains of North Wales from the top of these hills. The route takes the canal from Marple Junction with the Peak Forest Canal in the north 261⁄4 miles to the stop lock at Hall Green near Kidsgrove passing along the side of the most westerly Pennine hills through High Lane, Higher Poynton, Bollington, Macclesfield and Congleton, all in Cheshire, and Kidsgrove in Staffordshire in the south. 

Private Accommodation

The Ring O’Bells benefits from 3 bedrooms (one currently being used as an office), lounge, kitchen and bathroom with spate WC. 

Property Address

Ring O Bells 130 CHURCH LANE


Ring O' Bells

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The Ring O’Bells is a detached pub situated in a unique location, adjacent to the towpath and one of the many historic bridges that cross the popular Macclesfield Canal in Marple, Cheshire.  This pub caters for a broad customer base from locals who enjoy eating and drinking, regular entertainment, brass band concerts and charity events to tourists and narrow boaters cruising the canal looking for a traditional hostelry. Robinsons are seeking a new tenant who has the skills and experience to maintain all aspects of this diverse pub business.

Trading Accommodation

The main entrance vestibule is half tiled and the glazed door and windows feature mullioned and leaded glass panes. Traditional in style with a distinct boating theme, this pub has 3 trading rooms: The Bell Room, a cosy ‘snug’ to the left of the main entrance, the Waterways Room which incorporates the dart board to the right and the popular Copper Room with wood and coal burning stove opposite the bar, there is also an additional dining area (18 covers) to the rear of the pub. Outside, on the south-facing side of the pub, there is a covered, cobbled area where brass bands regularly perform. On the large canal-side patio customers can relax and enjoy al fresco drinking & dining and view the Manchester skyline beyond. There is a well-equipped catering kitchen with walk-in fridge, leading off the bar. There is a rear storage room and behind the pub is a good-sized car park. On the 1st floor there is a double letting bedroom with en suite facilities. There is also an office and a further double bedroom. 

Please note: We are offering this pub on a 1 year Tenancy Agreement on the advertised terms. Our 1 year Agreement does not require you to purchase the fixtures & fittings (T&Cs apply).


Rent: £28,000 per annum
Potential FMT turnover: £397,078
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A barrel is a unit of measurement adopted by the pub and brewing industry. A barrel is 36 gallons or 288 pints. This excludes wines, minerals and spirits.

FMT Barrelage 246
Current MAT Barrelage 189
Last Year's MAT Barrelage 202
2 Years Ago MAT Barrelage 223
3 Years Ago MAT Barrelage 241

Discounts excl VAT

This rent assessment includes a discount of £65 per barrel on Robinsons beers and up to £25 on other beers and ciders.

Level Of Investment

This is a one-off payment made at the start of the vacancy agreement. All figures are estimates and exclude VAT.

4 Week's Rent £2,154
Trading Deposit £5,000
Professional Fees £1,500
Stock & Glassware £4,500
Sub Total £13,154
Fixtures & Fittings TBD


FMT barrelage: Please note that this assessment is based on the "fair maintainable trade" that can be achieved by a "reasonably efficient operator" and is not therefore a guarantee of volume or consequential sales or profit.

Similarly Historic performance, whilst a significant factor to consider, is not a guarantee of future performance of a pub and you should bear this in mind in your assessment of trading potential.

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