Pub owners to sell up to go travelling

Selling up: Landlord and landlady of The Spotted Ox in Tockwith Ian and Sheila Robinson. Picture : Adrian Murray. (1401272AM1)
Selling up: Landlord and landlady of The Spotted Ox in Tockwith Ian and Sheila Robinson. Picture : Adrian Murray. (1401272AM1)

Tockwith pub The Spotted Ox has been put up for sale, marking the end of a 14-year ownership.

Sheila and Ian Robinson are selling the pub, which has a leasehold asking price of £60,000, in order to travel.

The couple, who have hosted many community events, said: “We have enjoyed our time running the pub and will really miss our customers, but we feel the time has come for us to sell so we can fulfil our plans to travel.”

Agents Christie and Co are handling the sale and say the pub is wet led, provides up to 80 covers and includes an open plan bar and restaurant, in addition to the Forge function room, which is in a separate detached building with access to a beer garden.

There is also owner’s accommodation on the first floor, which includes three bedrooms, a living room, dining room and kitchen.

Matthew Hendry, Business Agent at Christie & Co, is handling the sale and said: “The Spotted Ox is set in the lovely village of Tockwith on the outskirts of York, ideally suited for an owner operator or team operation to acquire a successful pub restaurant.

“The pub presents huge potential to increase revenue with increased use of the Forge function building and the introduction of new, creative ideas.”

Tockwith is mentioned in the Doomsday Book.