Popular Ashton pub placed up for sale following closure

A FORMER Ashton-under-Lyne pub is on the market just weeks after it shut its doors.

And it will take about a quarter of a million pounds to get your hands on the Junction Inn.

The Mossley Road establishment closed in January after brewery Robinsons decided it did not want to keep it going.

The Correspondent understands it was initially believed someone new would be taking over.

Now less than two months later, the building has been placed up for sale, with an asking price of £200,000 plus VAT.

The Junction Inn on Mossley Road is listed for sale. Image by GGC Media

But even though the separate car park is being sold by the same people, it is not included in this freehold offer by agents Fleurets.

Described as having ‘traded as a community local with an emphasis on food’ the Junction Inn has three-bedroomed living accommodation on its first floor.

The Junction became popular with drinkers and diners before Robinsons’ shock decision at the end of last year.

“Unfortunately, the brewery has decided that they want to sell the pub,” was the message from stunned staff.

Now it is acting on that decision by putting it on the market.

There is no indication of it being sold as anything other than a pub, with even a rateable value of £10,000 being mentioned.

Fixtures and fittings that remain on the premises at the time of completion will be included in the sale.

But third party-owned items, such as beer raising and cellar cooling equipment, branded items and gaming machines will be excluded.

It remains licensed to sell alcohol until 1am but the building, which lies at the junction with Gorsey Lane is described as ‘not listed nor is it in a conservation area.’

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