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Old Black Horse

36 Main Street, Houghton on the Hill, LE7 9GD

About this opportunity

The Old Black Horse is a traditional country pub that sits in the heart of the charming village of Houghton on the Hill in Leicestershire.

It's a pub that caters for all seasons. Its roaring fires provide the perfect place to snuggle up with a pint in the colder months, and the wonderful countryside beer garden complete with a bar/tuck shop offers amazing views across rolling fields, attracting many visitors during the summer months.

The pub's interior comprises of an inviting main bar area and snug where locals catch up on an evening, leading to a separate spacious dining area and a bright, sunny conservatory, where you will find families and friends tucking into a delicious roast.

The pub has an active and well-attended events calendar ranging from quiz nights and gin festivals to family events, which bring the village together and attract people from surrounding areas. And the impressive beer garden is the perfect venue for beer festivals, parties and village celebrations.


  • Picturesque country pub in a lovely village
  • Great outdoor space with bar
  • Opportunity to develop an exciting food offer
  • Be at the hub of a great community

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This is a fantastic business that would be ideal for a family who want to integrate into this lovely village community. The pub's potential lies in building strong relationships within the community and making it the beating heart of the village.

It requires someone with food experience who can develop a well-thought-through food and drink offer, the use of local produce would be a great addition here, along with an exciting calendar of entertainment, with a grand plan for significant events to bring the village together and attract those from the surrounding areas.

Could you see yourself at the hub of this lovely village community? What would you do to maximise the potential of this fantastic pub business?

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Public areas

  • Main bar
  • Snug
  • Separate dinning area
  • Conservatory
  • Large garden with bar
  • Petanque area

Private areas

  • Lounge
  • Kitchen
  • 4x Double bedrooms
  • Bathroom
  • Yard
  • Private entrance

Other areas

  • Large dry store
  • Large ground floor cellar
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The community

Houghton on the Hill lies six miles east of Leicester and is within easy reach of the popular towns of Uppingham and Market Harborough. The village has a very active community with a well-respected primary school, two churches and a well-used village hall at its heart. It is home to many local groups from football to scouts.

It offers a range of amenities including a combined newsagents/Post Office, a pharmacy, a Co-operative store, a hairdresser and a beauty salon.

36 Main Street, Houghton on the Hill, LE7 9GD
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