EVER thought about a change of career and running your own pub?

Well, if you've found yourself entertaining that idea, now could be time to give it a try as there are several watering holes in the Braintree area on the search for a new landlord.

With a bit of cash behind you there are a number of tenancy agreements - where you pay the rent, bills and staff costs - available.

And, in many cases, private accommodation is included - so if could be getting a home as well as a business.

Here are a selection of what's out there according to the findmypub.com website.

> NB: All information was available on the website on the day of publication

The Horse and Groom


Address: Rayne Road, Braintree, Essex, CM7 2QA

Ingoing cost: £27,500

Rent: £30,500

Type: Tenancy

Accommodation: The private accommodation consists of two single and two double bedrooms, lounge, office and two bathrooms.

Details: The Horse & Groom is a historic, well-known pub in Braintree town centre. The Pub benefits from a great central location, which ensures footfall is high at all times of the day as it is just a stone's throw from the various shops, pubs and restaurant within the town centre.

The trading space consists of two bar areas, including forty food covers. There are two bar serveries and a trade kitchen.

It has a lovely beer garden which captures the sun all day long, the food offering is classic pub grub and is famous for its Real Ale, Beer festivals and music events, there is also a car park with parking for ten vehicles.

The Swan


Address: Bank Street, Braintree, Essex, CM7 1UL

Ingoing cost: £12,000

Rent: £25,000

Type: Tenancy

Accommodation: Private accommodation consists of three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen, large lounge and large office. There is also a separate private entrance to the private quarters. In reasonable condition but needs some decoration.

Details: Braintree itself is a market town with a population of 42,000 and the demographics especially in the local villages are good. Two main market areas link throughout the town, which is run twice weekly, on a Wednesday and a Saturday.

The Swan has a large central bar with seating areas all around; there are separated areas behind the main bar which one houses a pool table but may be more suitable for guests eating. There is a large patio garden and a trade catering kitchen which was refurbished little over two years ago and is compliant. There is also council permission for two tables to the front of the pub which will help the pub promote daytime trade.

The Chequers


Address: The Street, Great Tey, C06 1JS

Ingoing cost: £11,000

Rent: £22,500

Type: Tenancy

Accommodation: Private accommodation consists of two double bedrooms, a lounge and bathroom for the publican's use.

Details: Great Tey is a village set in the countryside between Braintree and Colchester.

The Chequers is centrally located in the village, next to the church.

Internally there are two bar trading areas as well as a forty cover restaurant/dining room. The site boasts a fully equipped trade kitchen that confidently caters for the forty covers on offer at this site. In the bar, there are pool and darts on offer, and in the lounge, there is space to enjoy a quieter drink by the open fire.

Externally the pub has patio seating to the front with capacity for a potential fifty customers.

The car park is located to the rear with capacity for 20 cars. Adjacent to the car park is a lovely sheltered beer garden where customers can enjoy a relaxing drink in the warmer weather.

The Three Horseshoes


Address: Water Lane, Helions Bumpstead, Haverhill, CB9 7AL

Ingoing costs: £6,250

Rent: £20,000

Type: Tenancy

Accommodation: Private Accommodation consists of three bedrooms, one with ensuite, sitting room with views across the village and garden, additional bathroom.

Provision will be made for a private garden in the grounds of the property.


The Three Horseshoes is the only pub in the village of Helions Bumpstead which is located on the borders of North Essex/Suffolk

The community purchased the Three Horseshoes in March 2019 and seeks the pub’s first tenant to establish and run a successful business.

The pub building has its origins in the 19th century and is located within a conservation area. Originally a terrace of workers’ cottages, the property is detached and has been extended and supplemented with outbuildings. The property and grounds are currently undergoing refurbishment after community ownership was successfully completed in March 2019.

The internal space provides for 40 covers. The ground floor currently comprises two bars including two wood-fired stoves and a large dining room. Food can be served in all areas of the pub.

The outside space includes extensive gardens with far-reaching views over the village. The gardens are being reinstated to a high standard. The property benefits from extensive parking to the front of the pub, with reconfiguration included in the refurbishment plans.