To Let – The Drake Sports Bar, Goole - £295.00 pw


  • Town Centre Public House and/or Potential Restaurant
  • Located in The East Yorkshire Town of Goole
  • Sports Bar & Sheltered Courtyard
  • Pool Room & Fully Equipped Commercial Kitchen
  • Successful Profit Making Business with Massive Potential
  • Reluctant Leasehold Sale due to Ill Health
  • RENT £295 A WEEK
An extremely rare oppotunity to aquire a profit making business with huge potential for expansion. Free of tie leasehold opportunity. Located in the inland port town of Goole, is this 1886 former bank which has been professionally restored into a town centre sports bar, the property benefits from a large open plan room, dining room, commercial kitchen and sizeable sheltered rear courtyard, this opportunity is not to be missed. Internal viewing is advised.


The Drake Sports Bar is situated on Aire Street in the heart of the up and coming inland port town and conservation area of Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire. It benefits from a rich maritime heritage. Once a hub for the region's coal industry, the new Goole is now a haven for shoppers, artists and wildlife lovers. The town is located at junction 36 off the M62 via the A614 and approximately 45 miles (72 km) from the North Sea at the confluence of the rivers Don and Ouse. The town is known as the "Port in Green Fields", because of its inland location. Goole lies 19 miles (31 km) south of the historic walled city of York and 29 miles (47 km) west of Hull the 2017 UK City of Culture. The property is located adjacent to the port, which is the UK's furthest inland port. It is highly versatile and capable of handling nearly 2 million tonnes of cargo per annum, making it one of the most important ports on the east coast of England.

The town has enjoyed major investment in recent years and has big businesses including Guardian Industries, Tesco’s and most notably Siemens investing in to the local landscape bringing full time employment and custom to the town.

Goole has a vibrant town centre with many high street shops, independent retailers and businesses. The main shopping area is Wesley Square, off Boothferry Road (which has been pedestrianised around the main shopping area). There is a modern retail development in the town centre, a leisure centre next to the docks, and the Goole and District Hospital to the north of the town. A theatre and cinema, "Junction" opened in 2009 giving the town access to live music, theatre, comedy, satellite screening broadcasts and film. Goole also has several junior schools and a High School with a Sixth Form College attached to it. Goole College is affiliated with Hull College. Goole's most prominent landmarks are its twin water towers, dubbed the "salt and pepper pots" in the winter months. The town's landscape is made up mostly of utility and industrial structures. A clock tower is within the main shopping district of the town on a roundabout which is on the site of the former open-air marketplace. Goole railway station is at the junction of the Hull and Doncaster Branch and the Pontefract Line. Service is provided to Hull Paragon Interchange, Doncaster, Sheffield and Leeds, and the commuter stations in between. The nearest airport to the town is the Robin Hood International Airport, Doncaster located 21.9 miles (35.2 km) away. Goole is south of the M62 linking it with Kingston upon Hull in the east and the West Yorkshire urban belt in the west. The M18 runs west of the town, connecting it with South Yorkshire, the South and the Midlands. There are bus services to surrounding towns and villages provided by East Yorkshire Motor Services, Stagecoach in Hull and Arriva Yorkshire.

The Drake Sports Bar occupies a three storey link-detached property made of brick construction with feature stone facade under tiled slate roof, Originally built as the Leatham, Tew & Co Bank in 1886, this former bank now is yet another representation of English Heritage kept alive with prestigious Public house and bar, the property benefits from spectacular views of the adjacent Goole Parish Church of St John The Evangelist.

The Drake is located on Aire Street which is Goole’s main drinking circuit and is a popular venue to visit on a night out for all ages. It is also in close proximity to the town centre, train station and taxi rank.


Entrance to the property via Aire Street, directly into an entrance porch which leads through into the Sports Bar, which has seating for 46 and includes a wooden bar servery, a projector and screen, 3 televisions and Minton wall tiles (the oldest of that type). From the Sports Bar is access to the rear courtyard, as well as the fully equipped Commercial Kitchen which then leads through to a ground floor Cellar which has a barrel drop, cooler and Python system. Access off the Sports Bar to the Hotel/Letting Room reception area and access to male, female and disabled WC’s, dry store, electric cupboard and the basement.

With the largest screen in the area it is well known for showing sports events of all kinds, with many screenings reaching capacity.
It also has its own pool room which is becoming increasingly popular.

It’s now in need of new leadership. Over the last few months The Drake has been running on restricted hours, but is licenced from 8am until Midnight Sunday – Thursday and until 2am Friday- Saturday. Also the kitchen is unused apart from breakfasts at the weekend. The potential of this business is unlimited by putting the Real Ales back in, extended hours and opening the Kitchens throughout the week.

We are offering a brand new lease, with a minimum of 5 years, on The Drake pub itself. Price and application with a weekly rent of £295.

EXTERNAL Sheltered Rear Courtyard with seating for 20, has wall lights, an electric heater and stunning views of the Goole Parish Church of St John The Evangelist.
BASEMENT Bottle Store and 2 storage rooms.


In 2014 the award-winning Julie Howard Partnership, a team of professional property restorers bought the former Bank with a dream of expanding their already established hospitality business within Goole. With the renowned Lowther Hotel already becoming known as one of the town’s most recognisable destination leisure venues and one of Yorkshires most impressive hotels, the group expanded to house a much growing leisure industry. The Drake Sports Bar is yet another example of a beautiful building that has been tastefully and sympathetically restored which is now being used once again as one of the town’s most popular live sports and drinking venues.

The Drake Sports Bar also benefits from offering a diverse breakfast menu which includes both a vegetarian and children’s offering alongside its standard spread. It is enjoyed by locals of the town. A wide selection of local and more well-known popular real ales were available at the sports bar and prove an attraction for residents to frequent the business.
It is in our opinion that The Drake Sports Bar would suit a “hands-on” owner operator or husband and wife team who would be passionate about implementing their own ideas and style to the property and business.


LEASEHOLD £14,950. Stock at valuation in addition.
Weekly Rent £295


A Full License is Held Permitting the Sale of Alcohol From:

A Full Licence is held permitting the sale of alcohol from: 8:00am - 12 Midnight - Sunday to Thursday 8:00am - 02:00am - Friday & Saturday

All Mains Services Are Connected. The Property Benefits From A Fire Alarm & 11 Camera CCTV Security System.


For more information and to arrange a viewing, please call Howard: 07970 123 457.

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