‘One of country’s best pubs’ is on the market

Ranmoor Inn; Nigel and Vanessa Williams
Ranmoor Inn; Nigel and Vanessa Williams

A Sheffield pub has gone on the market described as offering “one of the best leasehold assignments in the whole country”.

New landlords are being sought for The Ranmoor Inn following the decision of Nigel and Vanessa Williams to retire after 12 years at the pub.

“Nothing has been decided yet, but we are putting the lease on the market, and we are looking to be out by Christmas,” said Nigel. “It’s a great little pub and it’s in a great area to do business. We have got a loyal clientele and there is potential to take the business further. We haven’t got the energy to see it through. I will be 63 in November. It’s sad really, but nothing is forever.”

Nigel and Vanessa were joint partners in the Just Williams pub chain that once comprised the city centre Three Tuns, The White Lion in Heeley, The Star and Garter in Winter Street and The Closed Shop in Commonside as well as The Ranmoor.

The name reflected the couple’s involvement and was also in fond memory of their son Gareth, who loved the Just William stories. He died of a brain tumour in 1998 at the age of six.

The freehold of the Fulwood Road pub, next to St John’s Church, is with Enterprise Inns. Martin Nicholson, of agents Brownill Vickers, said: “This is without doubt, in my opinion, one of the best leasehold assignments in the whole country at this time. The Ranmoor has established trade levels, a new lease signed two years ago with attractive terms and is situated in a sought after area.”

Guide price is £60,000 including trade fixtures and fittings.