Blackpool’s quirky businesses on the market from bakeries to hotels

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One business owner is “happier than a seagull with a stolen chip”

 

Seagull's Nest Cafe on South Shore, Blackpool
Seagull’s Nest Cafe on South Shore, Blackpool (Image: RightMove)

It is no secret that Blackpool has a plethora of quirky and independent businesses.

Take a walk down many of its seaside streets and you’re sure to find a number of uniquely named businesses or tag lines designed to capture your attention.

After all, Blackpool is a busy place where everyone competes for the tourism footfall.

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Currently, there are a number distinctive businesses for sale that stand out amongst the others.

Here at LancsLive, we took a look at some of the most striking businesses on offer.

Seagull’s Nest Cafe – £25,000

Seagull's Nest Cafe on South Shore, Blackpool
Seagull’s Nest Cafe on South Shore, Blackpool (Image: RightMove)

Sporting the tagline “Today I Will Be Happier Than a Seagull With A Stolen Chip”, the Seagull’s Nest has been successful for more than 100 years.

The traditional seafront cafe on South Shore also offers a coffee shop and tea room and has been run by one family.

It is now up for sale at £25,000.

The business has become very well known in the area and benefits from a returning and reliable client base.

It offers a range of homemade food which include pizzas and kebabs which are available for a takeaway and delivery service.

Customers who are eating in benefit from spectacular sea views and regular visits from seagulls.

To find out more, please visit the RightMove listing here.

Dinners Ready – £29,999

Dinners Ready Cafe on White Gate Drive Blackpool
Dinners Ready Cafe on White Gate Drive Blackpool (Image: RightMove)

Dinners Ready Cafe Bar has been well established business for decades providing people with dinner, as promised.

The owner, who has been at the helm for more than 20 years, has thoroughly enjoyed running the cafe however is now selling up due to family commitments.

The business has an excellent, 5-star review rating on Google with one customer stating, “Visited this place twice for breakfast and would’ve been there sooner if we hadn’t have found it by chance.

“Clean, reasonably priced and food done to order, they even remembered the order we had the day before.

“It is also to be said that the Emergency Services use this place, so I always use that as a good sign.

“If you fancy a change from hotel or B+B breakfasts or just a quick lunch, go here.”

The menu currently consists of full English breakfasts, sandwiches, soups, coffees, children’s meals, and daily specials, to name a few from the large, versatile menu.

The business currently operates six days a week and doesn’t advertise but its reputation means custom comes from passing shoppers and word of mouth recommendations.

To find out more, please visit the RightMove listing here.

Pies R Ere – £12,000

Pies R Here delivery service established in Blackpool over 20 years ago
Pies R Here delivery service established in Blackpool over 20 years ago (Image: RightMove)

This is another well established businesses that has been running for over 20 years and the names tells you exactly what you want to hear.

Pies R Ere delivery service operates from a home based on Church Street using a local supplier.

Freshly baked pies are collected and then delivered to the customer’s door.

It has a customer base that spans over Wyre through Pilling, Lancaster, Kendal and Ambleside.

This includes grocery stores, butchers, farm shops, sandwich shops and other catering businesses.

Accounts confirm a turnover in excess of £108,000 with profits after expenses of £19,308.

To find out more about this business, please visit the RightMove Listing here.

Smooth Hound Barbers – £22,950

Smooth Hound barbers on Staining Road, Blackpool
Smooth Hound barbers on Staining Road, Blackpool (Image: RightMove)

This barbers premises has been fully refurbished and is a modern open plan salon.

Housing four chairs, waiting area, large counter reception, two stores and WC, the total area is approximately 68sqm.

The interior aesthetics consists of a wall of mirrors, wood flooring and exposed brick wall and wash basins to the back.

Outside, there is parking for customers on the front car park.

To find out more, please visit the RightMove listing here.

Experimental Bakery – £5,000

Experimental Bakery on Mayfield Avenue, Blackpool
Experimental Bakery on Mayfield Avenue, Blackpool (Image: RightMove)

This recently refurbished sandwich shop is currently available to take on for£5,000.

The shop has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment throughout, including rewiring, plastering, and installation of brand-new kitted kitchen and equipment.

Deemed as “ready to trade”, the business is situated in Mayfield Avenue, close to the very busy trading location of Highfield Road.

The stylish and contemporary shop has large refrigerated display cabinets/counter, servery counter and a preparation area.

It also has a range of equipment including stainless steel extraction unit, two electric ovens, fitted units, double stainless steel sink unit and separate hand wash basin.

There is also a storage area and toilet.

The business previously traded between 9am till -3pm Monday to Saturday and ceased trading in July 2021.

To find out more about this business, please visit the RightMove listing here.

The Address Hotel – £244,950

The Address on Reads Avenue, Blackpool
The Address on Reads Avenue, Blackpool (Image: RightMove)

The Address can be found at the address Reads Avenue.

The 13 bedroom hotel is fully equipped for 30 guests and is busy all year round thanks to it excellent location.

The guest house is close to both the Winter Gardens and the town centre.

Set over three floors, the ground floor has an open plan bar lounge/dining room with wood effect flooring with seating for 30 diners.

There is also a reception area and office and the kitchen has non-slip flooring and a range of commercial equipment

An en-suite twin letting bedroom is also offered here along with private accommodation in the form of a double en suite bedroom.

On the first floor are seven bedrooms which include three en suite family rooms, three en suite double rooms and one single room with own shower and WC.

To the second floor is five bedrooms with one family suite with double room and a single en suite room. There are also three en suite double rooms and one en suite twin).

There is car parking for six cars at the front and paved garden to the rear.

All letting bedrooms have TVs and room refreshments throughout as well as gas central heating, UPVC double glazing and L2 fire alarm.

To find out more, please visit the RightMove listing here.

Suds & Bubbles – £159,950

Suds and Bubbles laundry service on Dickson Road
Suds and Bubbles laundry service on Dickson Road (Image: RightMove)

“You leave it, we do it” is the motto for Suds and Bubble laundry service on Dickson Road.

The laundrette on North Shore is a well established and fully equipped laundry business.

The coin operated laundrette provides service washes and commercial laundry for the hotel and restaurant trade.

The premises has a spacious ground floor commercial area with a self contained two bedroom flat above with separate entrance with kitchen diner with fitted units, bathroom, bedroom and lounge.

This floor also has a patio area.

The accommodation is currently let at £520 pcm.

To the second floor is also dormer bedroom.

Extracts from accounts confirm a turnover in the region of £50,000.