Chance to snap up north east inn

New owner sought for Aberdeenshire business

Lairhillock Inn

OPERATORS looking to acquire a bar and restaurant business in the north east of Scotland may be interested in the Lairhillock Inn.

For sale via Cornerstone Business Agents, the family owned and operated business, located in the village of Netherley, near Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire, is described as a “well-regarded and well-known institution”, which is popular with customers throughout the local area.

The building comprises  a 90-cover lounge bar, a ‘traditional’ public bar, a 25-cover conservatory, as well as a large commercial kitchen, office and two one-bedroom flats.

Additionally, the business has two function spaces – the Crynoch Function Suite and the Ostlers Function Suite – which can accommodate up to 80 and 20 people respectively.

Having been operated by the Law family for the past 12 years, the business is said to offer scope for further development.

The opening of a new bypass later this year could also benefit the business, according to the selling agent.

Barry McNeil of Cornerstone Business Agents said: “The Lairhillock Inn is arguably one of the best known bar restaurants in the north east of Scotland.

“A mainstay in many an Aberdonian’s favourite eating places, it has been run by the Law family for the last 12 years.”

McNeil added that the pub, which is “situated within a charming, historic property with a traditional public bar [and] beautifully presented lounge bar”, as well as conservatory dining area and function spaces, will “surely benefit” from the opening of the bypass and the re-siting of the Aberdeen Conference Centre.

The business is offered for sale with a guide price of £800,000 for the freehold.