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66 Neilston Road, Uplawmoor, G78 4AF
• Well-presented village hotel
• Family owned for 25yrs with an excellent reputation
• 14 e/s rms, cocktail bar, lounge bar & restaurant
• Run under management with owner’s assistance
• Ideal for a chef, family or multiple operator
• Manager/owners flat, ample parking and close to M77
• Turnover for year end Oct 18 was c. £750,000 net
• 3 Star Visit Scotland and AA.
Purchased in 1992, the Uplawmoor Hotel has traded well over the years and is currently run under management with a full complement of staff, with the owners assisting in the day to day running. Over the years, the hotel has been extensively refurbished and now trades with 3 Stars from Visit Scotland and 3 star with AA and is instantly recognisable due to its pleasing white washed façade and hanging baskets. Over the years the owners have taken a lot of time establishing the business into not just an excellent trading concern but also having great respect for its customers and thus adding a Scottish Thistle Award for Customer Care to their accolades. Other accolades include SLTN Pub Caterer of the Year, Highly Commended Gastro Pub at the Dram Awards, Member of the Scottish Beef Club, CAMRA Guide Listing and for the last 5 years, “Certificate of Excellence” by TripAdvisor.
The hotel has also built up a reputation for personalised service and genuine Scottish hospitality, with guests travelling from many of the surrounding areas to sample the culinary delights. Renowned for its use of fresh, natural produce and extensive menus in both the restaurant and the lounge bar.
In terms of trade, the business has produced good levels of income through the years which is split approximately 52% food, 20% accommodation and 28% wet. With the hotels location to the M77 and proximity to Glasgow Airport it is felt that the accommodation is an area that could be grown particularly within the commercial/corporate markets.
The hotel is also listed in the CAMRA Guide, with guests able to enjoy the open beer garden during the warmer summer months and cater for small private functions and meetings however this is another area that could be explored further by a new owner.
For bookings, the hotel uses various websites such as, 5pm.co.uk and most importantly its own website
Overall, the Uplawmoor Hotel offers a fantastic opportunity to purchase a well presented, established and thriving business. For any new owner coming in there is still great potential to take the business further and stamp their mark on the surrounding area.
Although the current proprietors do not stay on site, there is a manager’s flat located within the attic level which comprises of one bedroom, open plan lounge/bedroom and bathroom.
The Uplawmoor Hotel occupies a prominent detached roadside location within the village of Uplawmoor, in East Renfrewshire. In the 19th Century Uplawmoor was mainly an estate village for workers of the Caldwell Estate.
Located around 13 miles south west of Glasgow City Centre, the village is easily accessible via the A736 Barrhead to Irvine Road which runs just to the west and is 15 minutes from junction 2 on the busy M77. Glasgow Airport is only 9 miles north, with the Ayrshire Coast within 15 miles.
There are a host of local amenities and excellent transport links in the neighbouring villages and towns such as Neilston, Barrhead and the main town of Paisley.
The population of the village has increased over the last year due to 40 new executive houses being built, with 30 more still in the pipeline.
The property comprises an original 1750s coach house, over two levels, with a former single storey stable block now connected to the main building. Since purchasing the property in 1992 our clients’ have spent a lot of time and effort extensively refurbishing and expanding the hotel, with regular maintenance programmes in place to ensure the property is kept to the highest standards both internally and externally.
The main building is of a stone construction with rendered and painted finish under a pitch slate roof.
Further benefits to the site include ample private parking for approximately 40 cars. There is a large beer garden to the rear and the property is set within a predominantly residential location, with the village park and playing fields to the rear with the local tennis club beyond.
Main restaurant – Originally an old beamed barn it has been tastefully converted into a welcoming and relaxing dining area offering a choice of a la carte or seasonal table d’hote menus, which cater for every taste. The room can accommodate approximately 60 covers and is ideal for functions, family occasions/parties or private dining and leads into the Cocktail bar, with direct overflow to the beer garden and patio.
Cocktail bar – again traditional in design with an impressive feature copper canopied open fire located in the middle of the room, which is an ideal place to sit and relax and sample from an extensive range of malt whiskies. This room is also very popular for special family occasions such as christenings and wedding receptions and if required the main restaurant can also be used when required for larger functions. The room offers 40-50 covers. French doors lead to the patio and beer garden.
Lounge bar – again fitted to a traditional style offering a classic family pub atmosphere with real ales (listed within the CAMRA Guide) and extensive bar meals menu. Offers 50-60 covers, food is served throughout the day.
The hotel currently trades with 14 en-suite letting bedrooms which are tastefully decorated and equipped to an exacting standard. Each of the bedrooms are located on the first floor and comprise 10 doubles, 1 family and 3 twins with a mix of showers or shower over bath facilities.
Further benefits include satellite TV and WiFi throughout.
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