Take the Bull by the horns in Ayr

Historic riverside pub said to be in walk-in condition

Black Bull Ayr
The Black Bull was extensively refurbished following a fire in 2014.

A HISTORIC town centre pub in Ayr is on the market.

The Black Bull is said to be the oldest pub in Ayr, having first opened its doors in 1754. It was refurbished in 2014 following a fire, when a modern bar and kitchen were installed and a mezzanine level with seating for 46 people created in the main bar and dining area. It is now said to be in walk-in condition.

On the ground floor there is seating for approximately 50 people, and a beer garden overlooking the River Ayr has bench seating for a further 24.

The Black Bull is regarded to be the oldest pub in Ayr, dating back to 1754.

The lease includes a tie on draught beer and cider, but the lessee will be free of tie on all other products.

The pub has a rateable value of £27,000.

Kevin Hunter of property firm CDLH said: “We are delighted to bring to the market what is regarded to be the oldest pub in Ayr, originally dating back to 1754.

“Space occupied by the former flats above the pub has now been incorporated into the licensed premises to provide a fantastic open-plan mezzanine level with high ceiling height, exposed wall finishes and attractive décor that nods back to its old farmers’ howff past.

Black Bull interior

“The Black Bull, which overlooks the River Ayr with a south facing beer garden, provides a great opportunity to develop a licensed business generating both wet and food sales and attracting a wide customer base.

“The premises are available to let, fully fitted and ready to trade, at nil premium.”

The Black Bull is available to lease for an initial rent of £30,000 for the first year, rising to £35,000 per annum from the second year onwards.