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What’s on the market?: The Murgatroyd Arms, Skircoat Green, Halifax

The Murgatroyd Arms, Skircoat Green, Halifax – Freehold: £345,000.

Situated in the desirable suburb of Skircoat Green, the Murgatroyd Arms is a thriving freehouse with a high street feel. ‘The Murg’- as it’s known by the locals – sits in an attractive, leafy residential area of the town, close to Calderdale Royal Hospital and Manor Heath Park, among a range of local amenities, meaning that there’s great potential for passing trade, as well as regular clientele. The property is stone built with part rendered and coloured washed frontage, under a stone slate roof. The amenities include: an estate agents, post office and convenience store, dentist, dry cleaners, bakery and a cafe.

The property is comprised of a bar with seating for around 40 patrons and has a standing area situated around a centrally located bar counter. At the rear, you’ll find a good-sized games room and lounge area with even more additional seating. This brings the Murgatroyd Arm’s overall capacity to approximately 100. On the first floor, there’s a generously-sized private flat which includes a lounge, kitchen, three double bedrooms and a bathroom.

The pub’s games area is equipped with a pool table and a dartboard with regular quiz nights, live acts and open-mic nights held on site. Live sports are shown on HD televisions throughout the bar area, and the property also has a small, communal smoking area with several benches.

Nick Thomas of Fleurets Leisure Property Specialists in Leeds told Wine & Dine: ‘The Murgatroyd Arms was acquired by our clients in 2011 when it was a somewhat run-down tenancy, and reopened after a six-week period of refurbishment. It has traded strongly over the intervening years. Current trade is very much wet driven with wet sales accounting for 85% of total sales, and the business is largely staff-run, as our clients have other interests.’

The Murgatroyd Arms is a great business with a good quality of trade, and with the added bonus of the three-bedroom flat upstairs, this really could be your ideal acquisition. The business shows healthy, increasing levels of both sales and profits, so it’s the perfect time to snap up ‘The Murg’.

For more information on The Murgatroyd Arms, please contact Fleurets Leisure Property Specialists by telephone: 0113 234 0305 or email:, quoting the reference N-722024.

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