Blue Bell, Ranskill, Retford (w110315-9a)
Blue Bell, Ranskill, Retford (w110315-9a)

RETFORD folk are in with a chance of running their own pub after the lease of a local establishment recently became available.

The Blue Bell pub, on Great North Road, Ranskill, is owned by Admiral Taverns, which is looking for someone to take it over.

The independent pub company said its licensees come from a range of different backgrounds and previous management experience is not always required before taking on a lease.

“The Blue Bell is a fantastic community pub that we’re certain will continue to do well under a new landlord who has the local knowhow to make it a success,” said Mark Lonsdale, business development manager for Admiral Taverns.

“The complete change of lifestyle that becoming a landlord offers can prove to be hugely satisfying.”

“Experience isn’t necessary but having the drive and stamina to run a pub well is crucial.”

“Admiral provides extensive training and support, especially during the early stages when licensees are starting out.”

“We’re keen to hear from anyone who is interested in running their own pub business.”

“New landlords can secure an Admiral Taverns pub with an investment of as little as £5,000 and funding opportunities may be available for the right applicants.”

“We encourage our landlords to run their pubs their way and offer choice and flexibility in terms of tenancy and lease agreements.”

Anyone interested in the Blue Bell should contact Admiral Taverns’ recruitment team on 0845 070 8950 or visit