Dam House under the hammer

damram'The Dam House restaurant and bar overlooking Crookes Valley Park
damram'The Dam House restaurant and bar overlooking Crookes Valley Park

DAM House bar and restaurant, next to Crookes Valley Park, is being auctioned next week with no reserve – but on condition the new owner pays off £35,000 in ground rent owed to the council.

The premises, off Mushroom Lane, have had a series of owners in recent years and have been empty since earlier this year. Adrian Little, of Mark Jenkinson Auctioneers, said: “The building is in a fantastic location although it struggles with parking.”

The property is being sold by Leeds-based accountancy firm GVA, which is acting as the receiver for the previous owner. It is part of an auction at the Platinum Suite, Bramall Lane on Tuesday from 2pm.