Melton town centre pub The White Lion is put up for sale

The White Lion on Nottingham Street, Melton EMN-160518-155612001
The White Lion on Nottingham Street, Melton EMN-160518-155612001
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A question mark is hanging over the future of a prominent Melton town centre pub which has been put up for sale.

Chartered surveyors James A Baker were instructed on Monday to market The White Lion on Nottingham Street - a Punch Taverns pub.

A Punch Taverns spokesman said: “We can confirm that the White Lion is currently on the open market as we are considering all our options for the pub.

“These also include the recruitment of a new publican for a long-term tenancy opportunity which has been ongoing since October 2014.”

Matt Whiteley, of James A Baker, who is handling the sale, told the Melton Times this week that it had already received ‘a lot of interest’ from smaller pub companies in the property.

He added: “The property is prominently positioned fronting Nottingham Street, the main retail and leisure area of the town, and is surrounded by commercial and retail uses.

“The open plan nature of the ground floor lends itself to continued public house use, retail use and also restaurant use. Add this to the extensive accommodation across the upper two floors, I’d expect considerable interest in this site from a variety of buyers.”

Prospective buyers can call Matt Whiteley on (0121) 2272311 or email Matt@jamesabaker.co.uk

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