19th Century former coaching inn for sale in Dalry

2 Vennel Street, Dalry, Ayrshire, KA24 4AF | Ref: 94440
For sale
This property is marketed by:
Sidney Phillips

Key Features

  • North Ayrshire town 
  • 19th century coaching inn
  • 2 section trade area (80)
  • 3 bedroom owners accommodation 
  • Split level trade yard (80 plus)
  • Net sales: £120,000 year ended March 2023


The Black Bull Inn is located in the town of Dalry, in the Garnock Valley, Ayrshire. This former mining town became home to a variety of textile and manufacturing works during the industrial revolution and is an area steeped in folklore, legend and mythology. There are many notable landmarks locally, including Lovers’ Walk, Eglinton Country Park and Lynn Falls. The town is bypassed by the A737 which provides access to Glasgow to the north and the A727 to the south to Ayr and Stranraer. The A71 links to Edinburgh whilst Dalry railway station serves the town on the Ayrshire Coastline. The property is a 19th century former coaching inn, constructed of local stone with whitewashed elevations under a pitched slate roof. The property briefly comprises:

Trade Areas

  • ENTRANCE VESTIBILE to two section, split level MAIN BAR AREA with loose and fixed seating for 40. Interconnecting L-shaped wood panelled bar servery with tiled floor and Altro nonslip floor to bar area. Jukebox and music memorabilia to walls. STOREROOM. LADIES’ and GENTLEMEN’S TOILETS.
  • LOUNGE/GAMES ROOM: With loose seating for 40, bar servery, pool table and darts throw. This area is used for hosting private functions and events.
  • CELLAR to BASEMENT/OUTBUILDING with KEG ROOM and two good size STOREROOMS with front of building access.

Owners Accommodation

Located on the first floor with private rear access. The accommodation comprises: Entrance porch, LOUNGE, KITCHEN, 3 DOUBLE BEDROOMS and BATHROOM. It is well appointed throughout and has clearly been well invested in.


Two section, split level TRADE YARD, one patio and one gravelled area featuring picnic style benches for 80 plus. On street parking only.

The Business

The Black Bull Inn trades as a wet-led community local with strong repeat trade. It hosts live music in addition to pool and dominos teams, and has links with the local football team - Dalry Thistle FC. Net sales for the year ended 31 March 2023 are £120,000. Full accounts are available to serious parties following a formal viewing. This is an ideal opportunity for a local operator or couple wishing to take on a well-established business but it might also suit a change of use, subject to planning permission.

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