Closed Huddersfield restaurant with rooms goes on the market for close to £1m

A Huddersfield restaurant with rooms, which has been closed since 2013, has been put on the market with a guide price of £950k.

Businessman Andy Ratcliffe has instructed Blacks Business Brokers, to find a new owner for The Weavers in the Colne Valley village of Golcar.

The Weavers, which closed its doors to customers five years ago, had traded as a restaurant since 1972 and enjoyed a national reputation for fine dining.

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Ratcliffe has now taken the decision to focus on other, unrelated, business interests and has put the property up for sale.

The restaurant is being offered for sale on a freehold basis. However, Ratcliffe is also willing to negotiate a long-term lease for a suitable new operator.

The building, which began life as a cloth finishing mill, dates back to 1774. It opened as a restaurant, the Weaver’s Shed, in the early 1970s, and six bedrooms were added in 1999.

The ground floor houses the main restaurant, with seating for up to 125 covers, along with a modern bar and fully equipped catering kitchen. On the first floor the property boasts an extensive function suite with capacity for 70.

Externally, the property is set in its own grounds, with a large manicured garden and parking for up to 40 vehicles.

Leonie Duffy, sales executive at Blacks Business Brokers, said, “This is a stunning property and it would be wonderful to see it brought back into service as a high-quality restaurant. It is being offered for sale on either a freehold or a leasehold basis so it should appeal to a range of different purchasers.

“For many years the Weavers was known nationally for its cuisine and a new owner would have a fabulous opportunity to build upon this. Its function suite and exceptionally well-appointed letting rooms mean it also has great potential as a venue for weddings and other celebrations, offering a substantial income stream that would be booked months or even years ahead.”

All enquiries should be directed to Blacks Business Brokers on 0333 370 0000, quoting reference 6011.

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