A unique opportunity to own a piece of iconic TV show, Heartbeat, has arised – as the famous Aidensfield Arms has come up for sale.
The fictional pub – known in real life as The Goathland Hotel – has served many a pint to the likes of PC Nick Rowan, PC Phil Bellamy and more over the years, and now, fans of the show can dub themselves landlord or lady of the popular boozer.
Acting as a central community hub in the long-running British drama, the North York Moors pub is still recognisable as The Aidensfield Arms to this day, and boasts a number of features that fans will notice from the show.
The rare business opportunity arises as a result of the current owners deciding the retire, and new owners shouldn’t be surprised to hear that to this day, the pub and village attract thousands of tourists every single year – not only because of its links to Heartbeat, but also due to the fact that Goathland station was also used in the internationally-loved Harry Potter film as Hogsmeade Station.
According to the listing, the pub boasts a public bar, lounge, family lounge, ice cream parlour, nine letting rooms, a resident’s lounge, car park, and a large beer garden. It’s also noted that the pub has ‘stable trading’, meaning it could be a fantastic opportunity for a budding publican to take over and continue its success.
Areas of inspiration include re-opening the ice cream parlour and introducing food to the pub’s offering.
“This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a successful trading business, with all the benefits that go with it by association with Heartbeat, and set in one of the country’s finest areas of natural beauty,” says Barry Crux of Barry Crux and Company in Castlegate, York, who are marketing the hotel.
“It is a once in a generation opportunity to acquire this highly successful business, with the long-standing association with Heartbeat. It is a unique property, a thriving business and a piece of TV history.”He adds: “The North Yorkshire Moors Railway, which runs through Goathland, brought the village its initial success and access to the moors as a tourist destination. This railway still brings guests to Goathland from March until November.”
The pub is up for sale for an incredibly reasonable £175,000, and has a ten-year lease.
The pub is up for sale with Yorkshire agency Barry Crux & Co, and you can find out more here if you fancy channeling your inner Gina Ward.
[Featured image: Barry Crux & Co]