IT FEELS like a lifetime since we last sat in the pub with an ice-cold pint and our favourite packet of crisps.

Under the current lockdown exit roadmap, outlined by the Prime Minister, beer gardens and restaurants with outside areas can open their doors to punters on April 12.

From May 17 indoor hospitality is set to open, where the rule of six or two household rule will apply.

However, not all pubs will be opening their gardens when lockdown restrictions ease with several across the county in need of new owners.

So if you fancy seeing yourself behind your very own bar, here is what could be yours.

Platform Tavern, Southampton

Guide price £750,000

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Having purchased the pub in 1997 from Southampton City Council, the current owner has operated the business for over 20 years.

During this time he has developed the pub into a successful wet led operation renowned for its quality beer and music offering, featuring many live acts throughout the year.

The property is a substantial mid terrace with both pitched and flat roofs, which has been built next to the Old Town Wall, which dates back to 1350.

There is scope for a new owner to take advantage of the proposed planning permission to develop a roof area into a trade garden and terrace.

The Platform Tavern benefits from a unique position next to the Southampton Cruise Terminal and the Red Funnel Ferry Terminal, as well as being surrounded by residential apartments providing a consistent passing trade.

The pub was featured in the James Cameron Hollywood movie, Titanic and is renowned for having part of the old walls housed in the pub dating back to 1350.

The bar accommodates 30 covers, the restaurant area allows for a further 40 covers and an extra 20 covers can be seated outdoors at the front of the property.

The property has owner’s accommodation which comprises three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

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The Fox, Basingstoke

Guide price £1,095,000

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The property occupies a rural position at the edge of North Waltham located seven miles southwest of Basingstoke, two miles from the M3 motorway and half a mile from Basingstoke Crematorium. 

This award-winning pub that has been successfully run by the current owners for the last 17 years.

It is renowned for its selection of ales and pub food, catering for a range of events with consistent business coming from the local crematorium.

To the front of the property is a garden area laid to lawn, including a small children’s play area and a collection of timber trestle style tables capable of accommodating approximately 100 covers.

To the rear of the property is a large garage and car park for 52 vehicles.

The owner's accommodation on the first floor compromises of six bedrooms used as staff accommodation, a living room, two bathrooms, a lounge, and WC.

There is potential to develop the rear garden and car park to provide letting accommodation and to convert the current smoking solution into restaurant space, in order to provide further covers.

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The Hare & Hounds, Andover

Guide Price £595,000

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The current owners have run the pub for the past 13 years and are now wishing to retire.

There is planning permission for a new owner to convert the barn into two letting rooms and take advantage of the tourist attractions in the area.

A large crematorium has recently reopened in the area, which will bring additional business to the pub for those wanting to expand the business.

There is a separate access road access to the side paddock with a stable block that could also be converted into additional self-catering letting accommodation or a campsite.

The Hare & Hounds occupies a prominent roadside position just off the A343 Newbury Road. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, the pub is situated approximately five miles from Andover, 14 miles south of Newbury and 10 miles north of Stockbridge.

The pub benefits from a number of local tourist attractions including the Hawk Conservancy, Finkley Down Farm and the famous Thruxton Motorsport Centre.

The bar area with open fireplace allows for 15 covers, whilst the restaurant seats 55 covers and the outdoor area seats up to 50 covers.

Owners accommodation consists of three double bedrooms, one en suite, one single bedroom, and family bathroom.

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The White Hart, Tadley


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The pub is set in its own grounds of approximately half an acre, with the original building dating back to the early 19th Century.

The first floor of the main building provides spacious four bedroom owners' accommodation which has seen a recent refurbishment.

The White Hart occupies a prominent position in the picturesque village of Charter Alley in North Hampshire.

The inside of The White Hart is sectioned into several areas including two bars, a large dining room with exposed beams, a family room and a ‘snug’, totalling to over 100 covers.

The property also has nine en suite letting rooms which are currently set up as double rooms, which all have WiFi, HD TVs and tea and coffee making facilities.

There is also an attractive beer garden to the rear with landscaped borders and benches for customer use.

The White Hart has a reputation in the area as a quality eating and drinking establishment that is frequented by locals, as well as visitors from the surrounding towns and villages. The pub has been listed in the Good Beer Guide for 25 consecutive years.

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Harbour House, S​outhampton

Price on application

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Harbour House was the former Harbour Master’s Offices for the Port and is an attractive Grade II Listed building .

It is prominently situated on Town Quay opposite the Isle of Wight ferry terminal, a number of clubs, pubs, restaurants and bars in the vicinity make the location a busy leisure destination.

The property is currently split into two separate venues, with a ground floor and basement nightclub and a separate basement, ground, first and second floor former gentlemen’s club.

The ground floor nightclub, known currently as CoCo Bar & Lounge is accessed via the side elevation of the property and upon entry provides an open plan nightclub with large bar servery.

The former gentlemen’s club which occupies the majority of the accommodation is accessed via the main entrance at the front of the property and upon entry at ground floor level there is an attractive original wooden spiral staircase.

Many of the rooms benefit from attractive original wooden interior panelling and coving.

Externally, there are 20 car parking spaces which again are shared between the venues.

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The Crown Inn, Kings Somborne

Offers in Excess of £500,000

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The property was built in 1753 and comprises a Grade II Listed, two storey semi-detached building, with single storey extension to the left elevation.

Internally the public house is cosy in its layout with a number of interconnecting trade rooms.

To the right hand side, the pub features the bar servery and public bar area, to the left are more formal dining areas.

The kitchen and cellar are positioned at the rear of the ground floor with the first floor comprising of an office/lounge, 3 bedrooms and a bathroom.

Externally there is a beer garden to the side with seating for approximately 30 customers. There are some additional picnic benches provided to the front of the property also. The car park to the left of the pub, provides parking for approximately 13 vehicles.

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