The County Durham’s popular country pub and glamping spot in England, The Hammer and Pincers, is up for sale and looking for new owners.
The venue, located in the hamlet of Preston le Skerne near Newton Aycliffe, is a well-known country pub and restaurant, and a popular wedding and events venue.
Set on a 4.53-acre site amidst the countryside, The Hammer & Pincers is a “brilliant” example of a traditional county pub following its recent tasteful refurbishment, while still retaining its character and warm, welcoming atmosphere.
The pub’s unique selling point is the adjacent field, which features hard standing and electrical hookups for 20 touring caravans and 10 tents.
There is also potential to introduce glamping pods, yurts, or shepherd’s huts with the necessary planning permissions.
The family-run business has been owned and operated by Rachel & Peter Walton, and Neil Skinner since 2016.
Commenting on their decision to sell, they said: “As a family, we have thoroughly enjoyed our time at The Hammers. We’ve got a fantastic team here and a loyal following of customers, which we hope will support our decision to sell and welcome new owners with open arms.”
The plan is to sell the business as a going concern, so customers should rest assured that the sale won’t have an impact on any current bookings or business.
David Cash, Regional Director of Pubs & Restaurants North, said that they expect interest from local pub operators, as well as regional and national pub companies and breweries.
“The business is currently operated by a family with a farming background, so it needn’t be an experienced operator who takes on the pub, so might appeal to someone who is considering a lifestyle change,” Cash said.
The Hammer and Pincers is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to take on a successful country pub and glamping business.
As the current owners look to move on, the venue is open for new owners to make it their own and continue its success story.
The Hammer and Pincers is an established and successful glamping site with hard standing and electrical hookups for 20 touring caravans and ten tents.
It also has the potential to introduce glamping pods, yurts, or shepherd’s huts with the necessary planning permissions.
This highlights the growing demand for glamping as an alternative form of accommodation and the potential for businesses to diversify their offerings to meet this demand.
The sale of the Hammer and Pincers being may attract more attention to the glamping industry, potentially leading to increased investment and growth.
As the glamping industry continues to evolve and expand, opportunities for entrepreneurs to invest in and operate successful glamping sites will only continue to grow.
Featured image from Christie & Co.