Pub Business For Sale in Fraserburgh

Sandhaven, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire AB43 7ER, UK

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CCL Group LTD View more business for sale by this agent

It is with great pleasure that CCL bring to market The Ark Inn, a traditional village pub with wonderful character and a great following of local customers.  Situated in the charming coastal village of Sandhaven, near Fraserburgh, the property presents a prominent seafront frontage and boasts magnificent, unspoiled views of the North East coast of Scotland in Aberdeenshire.  It also offers spacious owners accommodation with the option to extend.  

Benefiting from sustainable year round trade, this well performing business generates a sustainable turnover and produces strong profitability from 100% wet sales.  With a bustling pool and darts team the Ark Inn is the centre of village life.  The introduction of food/catering services and the extension of trading hours offers the potential to increase income and strengthen already strong revenues.

The sale represents an ideal opportunity to purchase a highly regarded business presented in true walk in fashion while offering the potential to expand and take advantage of the demand for its services in the area.

Delightful seaside location
Fully Licensed Public Bar 
Free of ties
2 Bed owner’s accommodation
Popular venue
Local customer base 
Strong trading figures and excellent margins.
Healthy weekly sales
Repeat business 
Well-presented and maintained.
Amazing Lifestyle Business Opportunity
Stunning uninterrupted sea views
Great development opportunity
Suitable conversion to flats
Offers Over £180,000


The Ark Inn in Sandhaven is set amongst the picturesque coastal surroundings of the Moray Firth on the North East coast of Scotland in Aberdeenshire.  Located on the villages Shore Street, the business benefits from its prominent trading position on one of the main through roads while being presented with outstanding scenic views.  Frequently possible to see dolphins, seals, whales in the North Sea from the windows. Ships at anchor in the shelter

The small fishing village lies between Rosehearty (1.9 miles west) and Fraserburgh (2.3 miles east) and offers a village shop and primary school facilities.  Fraserburgh provides a wide range of services, amenities and facilities such as primary and secondary education, health and medical care services, local shops and high street superstores, supermarkets, banks and post office. As well as many restaurants, hotels, cafes and pubs.

Sandhaven facilitates good vehicular access and is located just off the A98, the Fochabers to Fraserburgh road.  The property is well services with road and public transport networks and offers good commuting links and easy access for Aberdeen along the A90 from Fraserburgh which is an easy hour drive.

The Business

The Ark Inn is a profitable village bar that has preserved a local pub atmosphere and maintains a strong regular trade from an established customer base.  It generates consistently high trading margins from 100% wet sales throughout the year yet offers scope to increase turnover by branching into catering and presents potential to develop the premises for a variety of commercial or residential uses.

Run to suit the vendor’s lifestyle the bar operates Mon-Thurs 11-2pm; 6:30- 11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-1am and Sun 11-11pm with the aid of casual staffing support.  Hosting regular events such as live sports coverage and the signing of regular darts and pool teams that represent the business in local leagues, has ensured that the business benefits from a constant trade throughout the week which sees healthy sales.

This sale presents an excellent opportunity for new owners to commence with immediate trading of a profitable and well run business while establishing their own reputation.  Revenue could easily be increased by extending opening.

The Property

The property has been maintained to a high standard and presented in a traditional fashion with a décor that creates a warm and homely feel.  Presented over two floors, all public areas together with storage facilities and a large single garage are located on the ground floor while the two bed owner’s accommodation utilises the first. The Ark Inn is offered in true walk in condition ready for a smooth hand over and the immediate commencement of trade by perspective buyers.

Entering the building via the main door on the front elevation, visitors pass through a porch before being presented with a spacious public bar which benefits from a second entrance at the side of the property.  The room is set with a range of fitted and free standing tables and chairs, a well-equipped and impressive solid wood service bar with complimentary counter and stools, a separate area containing a pool table and dart lane, a juke box, games machine and a large flat screen TV for all essential sports coverage.  A hall accessed from the rear of the room leads to the public toilets and provides further access to the large integral garage space which houses a good sized beer cellar with refrigerated barrel storage and an additional store room.  The garage is currently utilised as storage space however the area would lend itself well to being transformed to kitchen facilities to enable the introduction of food or catering services.  

The attractive owner’s accommodation occupies the first floor and is accessed via a private entrance at street level on the side elevation.  Internal carpeted stairs leads to the first floor which is presented to a high standard with a contemporary colour scheme. The accommodation comprises a large lounge, a well appointed kitchen with breakfast bar, two double bedrooms and a large family bathroom.  There is scope to extend by utilizing an extensive loft space that is currently used as storage.

With a large unused loft space the property would lend itself to development and subject to the appropriate planning consents could be converted to a number of delightful flats that would benefit from the most tremendous North Sea views.

This traditional white painted building occupies a prominent corner trading position with roadside presence on the villages Shore Street, one of the main through roads.   The property is highly visible to passing trade and presents unspoiled views of the North East coastline due to its shore front location. Ample on street parking is available in the immediate vicinity.

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business information

Sale price: £180,000
Tenure : Freehold
Status: Available
Pubs and Hotel Property
Public Houses
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