Pub Features


Old Bank Lane, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 3HG

Guide Rent: £coming soon (Exc VAT)

Pub Features

Situated on the outskirts of Blackburn, the Observatory is a large stand alone building with great access links to nearby towns and villages. Newly refurbished throughout in 2015, there is extensive seating areas for both drinking and dining. A large bar serves the front of the pub, with a separate bar area at the rear along with further seating areas, a darts board and pool table. High standards have been maintained throughout the property. A well maintained beer garden is located to the left & rear of the property, with a large car park alongside. Living accommodation consists of 2 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, lounge, office and store room. There is also 2 large rooms located in the attic which are currently used for storage purposes.

Trading Style

Trading Style

Offering fresh local produce from the surrounding areas, the Observatory has developed a great reputation for food both locally and further afield. The local hospital staff use the pub regularly, along with other surrounding businesses. A full food offer is served daily along with breakfasts in the mornings and Sunday lunches at the weekend. The pub hosts weddings, Christenings, funerals, birthdays and onsite catering is provided. Live entertainment is provided once a month, along with Karaoke and Physic Nights. Knit & natter is held on Tuesdays and a pool tournament is held once a month. There is also a quiz held on the last Thursday of every month. A live sports offer could be considered and it has proved popular in the past. Current opening hours are: 11.30am -11pm Sunday – Thursday, 11.30am -1am Friday and Saturday. Food service times are: Monday- Thursday 12-2pm & 5-9pm, Friday – Sunday 12-9pm.



  • Guide Rent (exc. VAT))

    coming soon
  • Last 12 Months Trading Volumes)

    162 beer & cider (36 gallon barrels)
  • Type of Agreement)

    5 year tenancy
  • Fixtures and Fittings Estimate)

    coming soon
  • Security Bond)

  • Stock & Glassware Estimate)

  • Valuation Fees Estimate)

  • TULIP Induction Course)

    £399 TULIP / £150 TLC one day for experienced operators + VAT
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Energy Performance

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Training & Development

Training & Development

Whether you are an experienced Licensee or new to the industry, we provide the relevant introduction and/or
training to suit your level of experience and help you achieve success in running your own pub

Together with our training partner Innfluential we
have a strong commitment to training our Licensees and our team of staff.

Our Training Courses.

TULIP – Thwaites Unique Licensee Induction Programme.

TLC – Thwaites Licensee Connection.

Our one day introduction day to Thwaites and key support people.
The TLC day is for experienced operators who have held a recent tenancy with a pub company or brewery.

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