The Cross Keys, East Marton, Skipton BD23 3LP

The premises are situated off the busy A59 Skipton – Lancs route, one of the main routes towards Skipton. The property is accessible to a wide and affluent potential clientele as well as ideally situated to benefit from proximity to a number of significant local employers incl Broughton Hall Estate (Office Park), Scapa Healthcare, Rolls Royce, Silver Cross etc. The property also benefits from being on the popular Leeds/Liverpool canal walking route.

Approximate drive times

Location Time
Skipton 10 minutes
Clitheroe 20 minutes
Lancaster 65 minutes

The Cross Keys is a quintessential rural Public House, a visually appealing and very well known ‘landmark’ Country Inn dating from the 18th Century, offering extensive trade areas with innumerable attractive period features. Trade areas comprise high capacity bars and dining with beamed ceilings, exposed stonework to walls, timber flooring and open fireplaces – approx 60 covers with an additional large restaurant/functions room to one side having picture windows down to the Leeds/Liverpool Canal, plus double opening doors to the large front terrace. The property benefits from excellent parking together with terrace and garden areas – all in a superb rural setting.

Ground Floor – A reception area provides access to a variety of small offices and meeting rooms. Female WCs and kitchen facilities are positioned to the south of the building. Useful basement storage is accessible via a central staircase.


Ground Floor – ENTRANCE to ‘L’-shaped BAR with DINING AREA adjoining, steps down to further DINING/FUNCTIONS area. Ladies & Gents TOILETS. Extensive KITCHEN areas incl PREP/DRY STORE, walk-in cold room etc. BEER STORE (incl at Lwr Gnd Flr level).

First Floor: 3-4 BEDROOM private MANAGEMENT QUARTERS (master bed with dressing and en suite facilities) incl. suberb LOUNGE with beamed features plus large DINING KITCHEN. Further STAFF/Storage areas. EXTERNALLY: Large decked DRINKING/DINING area to front, enclosed GARDEN to side overlooking canal, and with excellent PARKING to front and rear (approx 50 vehicles).

The premises are available immediately by way of a new standard commercial (tenant’s full repairing and insuring) lease for a minimum term of 10 years.

£55,000 p.a. Exclusive. Interested parties are invited to discuss their vision for the site (incentives are available to recognise the requirement for tenant investment – subject to negotiation). VAT applicable.

The premises are licensed for the sale of alcohol, and provision of facilities for music/dancing 10.00am – 1.00am daily (licence reference PL0095).


Each party is to be responsible for their own legal fees incurred in connection with the completion of any transaction.

Bond: £13,750
First Quarter’s Rent: £13,750
Lessors legal fees: £1,500
Stamp Duty: £4,000
TOTAL £33,000
The foregoing is an estimate only and excludes refurbishment funds, furnishing & equipment costs, own fees, stock etc.

Rateable Value as per the Valuation Office Listing – £21,750

By prior appointment through the agents Atkinson Associates on 01943 666955 Option #3 or as per below:

Attn: Alastair McDowell
Tel: 07889 719536
E mail: alastair@atkinsonassoc.co.uk