Pub operator Punch puts historic inn up for sale


Pub operator Punch has put its historic Black Bull inn on the market and is inviting offers in the region of £450,000.

Once a favourite watering hole of Robert Burns, the 450-year old pub comes complete with eight bedrooms, a large public bar and lounge bar with 40 covers, plus a separate restaurant with an additional 40 covers.

The Black Bull occupies two buildings and was originally established in 1568. The business offers multiple revenue streams for an experienced operator; surrounded by the Moffat hils it is a populat hotspot for walkers and passers by.

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Paul Shiells, director of Licensed & Leisure with Colliers International, said: “With its fascinating history and prime location in the Borders, the Black Bull offers an exciting operational and development opportunity for an ambitious, experienced hotel operator looking to capitalise on its potential to attract tourists from far and wide.”