Award-winning real ale pub at Shipley is put…

Award-winning real ale pub at Shipley is put of the market

A SHIPLEY pub that finished as Bradford CAMRA’s 2020 runner-up Outer Pub of the Year has been put on the market

by Christie & Co.

The Fox, on Briggate, is on the market with a guide price of £75,000 for the leasehold.

The venue was opened in 2013 by Chris Bee with a focus on craft beers and ales.

The site comprises an open-plan bar space with capacity for 50 people and a 20-person beer garden with electric heaters installed in September 2020. The lower ground floor has a cellar and houses a micro-brewery and distillery, which is available as part of the sale by separate negotiation.

Chris decided to lease the business to a new operator, to focus on growing his property portfolio and strengthening the distribution of his gin brand.

Chris said: “Back in 2013, the growing popularity of micro-brewery pubs and craft beers inspired me to realise my ambition and open Fox. Now I wish to introduce a quality operator to my business and take it to new levels, with the availability of the micro-brewery and distillery facilities as an added incentive.”