Owners of a Liverpool city region pub are offering the freehold of the business, plus £20,000 in cash, to one lucky winner of a raffle with tickets priced at £100 each. Tony McDonough reports
Owners of The Park View pub in Wirral, Linda and Paul McNamara, are retiring and are offering the business to one lucky winner of a raffle with tickets priced at £100 each.
Whoever sees their ticket pulled out in the draw will receive the building and associated freehold plus all the fixtures and fittings valued at £305,000 along with £20,000 in cash as part of the prize.
The Park View is a popular community pub in Birkenhead and has been successfully run by Linda and Paul, a married couple, for two decades. Now they are keen to retire from the trade and are keen to pass on the business. There are 8,000 raffle tickets available and the draw closes in September this year.
Linda said: “It’s been a really hard decision to offer the pub up to new potential owners as it has been our life for 20 years. Myself and Paul are now ready to retire from running the pub and are looking forward to retirement.
“The pub has provided us with a fantastic quality of life over the years and our locals are like family to us. For anyone who has ever dreamed of owning their own pub this is the perfect opportunity for you.”
They have also pledged to support The Oliver King foundation with a £40,000 donation from the raffle to support the charity in its work to improve defibrillator accessibility across the UK. The foundation is behind a campaign to make defibrillators mandatory in all schools.
Birkenhead Labour MP Mick Whitley added: “This is an exciting way of ensuring that The Park View Hotel stays doing what it does best – serving as a community pub and hub.
“The last year and a half has been difficult for everyone but I am well aware of how hard pubs have been hit during the pandemic and I have pushed for Government measures to support this industry.”