RUNNING your own pub or bar is the dream job of many a resident.

And there are plenty of watering holes around Essex in need of someone to take over.

With a bit of cash behind you there are a number of tenancy agreements - where you pay the rent, bills and staff costs - available on boozers from Colchester to Braintree to Southend.

And, in many cases, private accommodation is included - so if could be getting a home as well as a business.

Here are a selection of what's out there according to the website.

**All information was available on the website on the day of publication

The Ancient Briton, Colchester


Address: Iceni Way, Colchester, CO2 9EG

Ingoing cost: £13,500

Rent: TBC

Type: Tenancy / Lease

Accommodation: The private accommodation comprises four bedrooms, of which two are doubles and two are singles. There is also a lounge and a bathroom. The private kitchen is in reasonable order however needs some redecoration of which the landlords will assist with.

Details: The Ancient Briton is located in the Shrub End area of Colchester. Colchester itself lays claim to be Britain's oldest town and the Ancient Briton is situated two miles south of the town centre.

This is a large pub with two trading areas covering one large bar servery. The main bar includes a sports area with two pool tables and the second bar area is suitable for private functions.

There is car parking to the front and side of the pub and a garden area at the back as well as space for seating to the front of the pub.

Robert Burre, Clacton

Address: Burrs Road, Clacton, CO15 4LN

Ingoing cost: £9,012

Rent: £20,915

Type: Tenancy / Lease

Accommodation: TBC

Details: Formerly a 13th Century farmhouse, now a traditional country Inn, the Robert Burre Oozes charm and character. Situated on Burrs Road in Clacton-on-Sea, the largest town on the Essex Sunshine Coast.

Internally the Inn is a semi-open plan with clearly defined zones and has one back bar servicing all areas. There is a large area that can be set aside for diners with a mix of traditional and booth seating. A large red brick open fireplace separates the game's area. This hosts a pool table and darts board, making it an ideal opportunity for hosting local leagues.

Externally there is a large grassy, outside trading area with bench-style seating and a car park for easy access.

Red Lion, Kirby


Address: The Street, Kirby, Frinton-on-Sea, CO13 0EF

Ingoing cost: £21,000

Rent: £40,000

Type: Tenancy / Lease

Accommodation: The private accommodation comprises two bedrooms, an office which can be used as a bedroom, a bathroom, and a large lounge with a kitchenette.

Details: The Red Lion is a 14th century, grade II-listed pub.

The Red Lion is traditional in style and packed full of character with lovely exposed wooden beams and an open fireplace.

The pub has two bars which have space for up to 50 covers and a separate restaurant which can accommodate 36 covers. The pub is carpeted throughout and there is a mix of both fixed and loose seating, all in great condition.

The Red Lion offers a welcoming and warm atmosphere, which you would expect from this type of pub. The fully equipped trade kitchen can support a good quality food offer.

Being situated in a holiday hotspot, the pub has created a successful outdoor area for all needs.

The pub has a large beer garden with a decked patio area, new children’s play area, and a marquee for private functions. In addition, the large paved area to the front of the pub provides additional external seating. To the right of the pub is a good size car park with space for 20 vehicles.

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Swiss Bell, Braintree

Address: Mountbatten Road, Braintree, CM7 9UL

Ingoing cost: £12,000

Rent: £13,500

Type: Tenancy / Lease

Accommodation: The private accommodation is located on the first floor and can be accessed externally which consists of two bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and are in reasonable condition.

Details: The Swiss Bell is a community pub located on the outskirts of the market town of Braintree, Essex.

The Swiss Bell is a two-bar operation with the second larger bar that can be used for private functions such as parties etc. The pub is decorated with a mixture of fixed and loose seating with a pool table centrally located in the smaller bar, with live sports viewing. A small prep area is located behind the bar with an opportunity for back bar food like a pizza oven etc. There is a shared car park with the Coop however most of the locals would usually walk to this pub to meet with friends.

There are outside drinking spaces to the front and a small courtyard area at the back which has not been used to its full capacity and is now an opportunity to develop.

The Trafalgar, Harwich


Address: 616 Main Road, Harwich, CO12 4LW

Ingoing cost: £10,000

Rent: TBC

Type: Tenancy / Lease

Accommodation: The private accommodation consists of five bedrooms over two floors and a bathroom. A kitchen is located on the ground floor.

Details: This is a rare and exciting opportunity for an experienced dynamic pub operator or entrepreneur to work in partnership with pub owners to put this pub at the heart of the community.

The owning pub co are looking to invest considerably into the pub in early 2022 to develop and deliver a fantastic offer that delivers to the community of Dovercourt and Harwich.

To fully deliver the owning pub companies vision, the operator is required to immerse themselves into the community through pub teams, charity, events, live entertainment, etc.

The proposition for this pub must consist of compelling reasons to visit again and again by delivering an appropriate offer through fantastic service whilst maintaining the highest standards. The operation is wet led only with a domestic kitchen only.

The pub post-investment will benefit from three internal trading areas, seating in total approximately 60 customers serviced from one well-positioned bar. The pub benefits from some original features including an original fireplace. The cellar is located on the ground floor level.

To the rear of the pub is a substantial garden offering potential for an array of events from live music to Christmas markets.

Townhouse, Southend


Address: Queens Street, Southend On Sea, SS1 1LT

Ingoing cost: £9,725

Rent: £32,000

Type: Tenancy / Lease

Accommodation: The private accommodation consists of two self-contained flats, one with two bedrooms and the other with one bedroom and where required there will be appropriate works carried out in line with the landlords ready to trade promise.

Details: The Townhouse is a well-located town centre pub in Southend on Sea, Essex.

The pub features a large single bar trading area with comfortable seating that is an ideal spot to catch up with friends over a coffee during the day or enjoying a drink in the evening.

There is also a designated dining area that can be utilised for a lunchtime trade and live entertainment in the evening.

Red Lion, Billericay

Address: Billericay High Street, Billericay, CM12 9AJ

Ingoing cost: £6,850

Rent: TBC

Type: Tenancy / Lease

Accommodation: The private accommodation consists of two double bedrooms, lounge, office, kitchen and bathroom.

Details: Situated on Billericay High Street, the Red Lion is a visually beautiful and thriving community pub.

This popular business comprises a function room with a private bar and TV, and a one-room bar serviced by a horseshoe bar facilitating a simple operation. The site offers a classic pub menu that is simple to run, and a Sunday Roast offering so would suit experienced food operators.

Externally there is a large self-contained patio-style beer garden.

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