There is no denying it has been a tough time for the industry, even before the coronavirus shutdown, but there are still numerous success stories out there.
Here are 13 pubs currently for sale in Northumberland….
The Plough On The Hill at West Allerdean, near Berwick, is on the market with Christie & Co with a guide price of £900,000 for the freehold.
The pub/restaurant has been refurbished to a high standard by the current owners. There are also five static lodges adjacent.
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The Pheasant Inn, Stannersburn, near Hexham is on the market with Christie & Co with a guide price of £900,000 for the freehold.
It is described as an outstanding, family owned country inn and restaurant with eight letting bedrooms, located in the stunning Northumberland National Park.
The Percy Arms, Chatton, near Alnwick, is on the market with Christie & Co with a guide price of £695,000 for the freehold.
Offering boutique style accommodation and traditional home cooked pub food, the business benefits from multiple income streams.
The Castle, on Woodhorn Road, Ashington, is on the market with Hilton Smythe (Bolton) for £619, 995 for the freehold.
The business is described as having a loyal client base, especially busy for sports events and also has a large function room.
The Samson Inn at Gilsland, near Haltwhistle, is being marketed by Red Hot Property (Hexham) for offers in the region of £350,000 for the freehold.
The extensively refurbished village pub with four modern guest rooms is n a honey-pot location just 50m from Hadrians Wall National Trail.
The Masons Arms, on Woodbine Street in Amble, is being marketed by Sidney Phillips Ltd with an asking price of £295,000 for the freehold.
It featured in the CAMRA best guide two years running, has a full catering kitchen and five letting rooms.
The Thatch, Tweedmouth, Berwick,is being marketed by Intelligence Business Transfer Ltd (Leeds) with an asking price of £250,000 for the freehold.
Being free of tie, a new buyer could choose any brewery to trade with. It also comes complete with a furnished three-bedroom apartment.
The Blue Bell in West Mickley, near Stocksfield, is being marketed by James A Baker (Leeds) with an asking price of £210,000.
It benefits from an outdoor trading area to the rear and private parking.
The Victoria Hotel in Norham, near Berwick, is being marketed by Sidney Phillips Ltd with an asking price of £200,000 for the freehold.
The mid-terraced, deceivingly large property, is described as having great potential for a catering couple.
The Red Lion in Spittal, Berwick, is being marketed by Sidney Phillips Ltd with an asking price of £199,950 for the freehold.
Mid-terraced over two floors with possible letting and catering for the right owner.
The Willow Tree on Plessey Road in Blyth is being marketed by Christie & Co with an asking price of £160,000.
It is a detached property occupying a prominent roadside position amongst other licensed and commercial premises, as well as being in close proximity to a substantial amount of residential housing.
The Flying Horse on Waterloo Road in Blyth is being marketed by Savils with a guide price of £150,000 for the freehold.
It occupies a prominent corner site and includes manager's accommodation.
The Cross Keys at Thropton, near Rothbury, is being marketed by Hilton Smythe (Bolton) with a price of £37,500 for the leasehold.
The pub, established in 1832, has a loyal customer base from local villagers and farmers and has a large amount of repeat trade.