The Old Crow, 163-165 Bell Lane, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 6DF

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Auction sale - Monday 13th July 2015


Sold for £180,000.

  • Freehold commercial investment
  • Let to Malthouse Inns Plc until 2024 (approximately 9 years unexpired)
  • Current rent £28,380 per annum


The correct rent currently received is £28,524.43 per annum. There are rent arrears that will not be collected by the Vendor.
The car parking area to the side of the pub and the external toilet block is not included in the sale (please refer to the legal pack).
Please note the property is being sold as a long leasehold for a term of 988 years from 01/05/1772 with a nominal ground rent – please refer to the legal pack.
Completion will be 10 August.



Bury, with a population of approximately 60,718, is located 8 miles north of Manchester, 6 miles east of Bolton and 6 miles west of Rochdale. The town benefits from good road communications, being situated one mile west of the M66 Motorway (Junction 2), which in turn leads to the M62 Motorway, 4 miles to the south. The property is situated just to the east of the town centre on the north side of Bell Lane (B6222), near Chesham Crescent, in a mainly residential area.


The property comprises a two storey public house of traditional construction beneath a pitched slate covered roof. There is a large car parking area to the side of the property.



Planning Authority

Bury Council (0161 253 5000)


We are not aware of any VAT liability.

Energy Performance Certificate

For EPC Rating please see website.

Address Tenant Floor Use Sq M Sq Ft Lease terms Rent £ pa
TOTAL 327.95 3,530 £28,380
The Old Crow Malthouse Inns plc Ground & first Public house 327.95 3,530 25 years from 01/09/1999 £28,380


Seller's solicitor

Penningtons Manches LLP

Chris Grey

020 7457 3089

* Guide price

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