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The Royal Oak

Main Street, Kirby Muxloe, LE9 2AN

About this opportunity

The Royal Oak, is a modern yet traditional pub in the centre of an affluent village in west Leicestershire. The pub has been run by the Jackson and Atkins family for 37 years and they have made some fond memories growing up here.

The pub has a great reputation and is immaculate throughout with quality furnishings, a popular roaring fire and cosy seating area and lots of quirky elements that all nod to the heritage of the village and surrounding areas.

Known for its great food offer and regular events, this pub is a firm favourite in the village. The pub supports the local community with events such as the Annual Village show and the New Years Day wheelbarrow race!

Cask ale does really well in this pub with 5 on the bar at a time, there is a very strong drinking trade that enjoys the delights of the bar area with it's cosy areas and friendly open feeling, this is a pub where locals mingle and enjoy a pint or two together.

The restaurant seats 70 and is stylishly decorated with beautiful light fixtures and a very warm, quality feeling to it.

The current food offer is high end pub food, ranking number one on Trip Advisor in the village.

The pub runs various themed food evenings such as Prosecco and pizza evenings which go down well with locals.

Its not just locals that love this pub, people travel far and wide to visit on the pubs reputation and they have held many wedding receptions in their function room and garden. The function room has its own bar and seats 70 for a sit down event and 100 for a party.

The beer garden out the back is a great space for festivals and to sip on summer drinks in the sunshine.

Out the front you will find a modern terrace which is well used by the locals throughout the year and gives an extra trading area.

The upstairs accommodation is large, bright and airy with a huge landing, it's a great space to bring up a family just as Mike and Sarah did with Dan and Tobi.

This is the first time in 37 years this pub has been a vacancy and anyone looking to run their own pub business in a beautiful part of Leicestershire with great schools and a vibrant community, needs to come and have a chat with us about The Royal Oak.

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Public areas

  • Main bar
  • Restaurant
  • Beer garden
  • Terrace
  • Function room

Private areas

  • 2x Double bedroom
  • Single bedroom
  • Lounge
  • Kitchen
  • Large hallway
  • Bathroom with bath

Other areas

  • Yard and wood store area
  • Cellar
  • Spirit store
  • Large kitchen
  • Separate kitchen wash up area
  • Additional storage

The community

The pub sits in the heart of Kirby Muxloe, just around the corner from the beautiful ruins of Kirby Muxloe Castle. Kirby Muxloe is an affluent village with a very good primary school which is rated as one of the top schools in the county. Minutes away from the pub you will find a lovely park with a kids play area, gym and woodland walk that backs onto fields which is great for ramblers.

The golf club has a great reputation and you will find independent businesses on the small high street opposite the pub, including florist, grocer, bakery, deli, pharmacy and a convenience store. There is a lively community in Kirby with many events and clubs including a bowls club.

Public transport is very good and you can reach Leicester City Centre in 15 minutes via bus or car.

The M1, A46 and A47 are minutes away meaning getting to and from the pub couldn't be easier. Fosse. retail park is a 10 minute drive from the pub and pulls in tourists from surrounding areas.

Read more about the village on their village website here

Kirby Castle

This picturesque fortified mansion was built for Lord Hastings, who was dramatically seized and executed by Richard III in 1483. Hastings’ descendants still believe they have a direct line to the throne of England.

Explore the atmospheric moated remains, the fine gatehouse, and complete corner tower of this brick-built mansion, which have been extensively conserved by English Heritage. Read more about the Castle here.


Main Street, Kirby Muxloe, LE9 2AN
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What's so great about this opportunity?

We've made some great memories here as a family and really enjoyed working together and passing the pub on to Tobi and Dan when they were ready. Kirby is a lovely village, very welcoming and a perfect location to raise a family. Our customers are great and have always provided us with great company and many laughs through the years. It has been hard work at times but you expect that - its a business. It's time for us to retire and for Dan and Tobi to go and try something new. We wish the pub and the village all the best!

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