Norden Arms gastropub up for sale

Date published: 13 September 2018

The Norden Arms is up for sale as the freeholder of the premises, Edward Smethurst, has decided to sell to focus on his other business interests.

The current proprietor of the business based in the gastropub, Michael Stewart, is to move on to a new venture.

The local estate agent bought the business, previously know as Italian restaurant Osteria, in late January 2017, realising a lifelong dream of running his own pub and restaurant.

Michael and his business partner have purchased a building in High Crompton to refurbish and rebuild ready for opening next year.

He said: “When I say I love the Norden Arms and everything we have achieved, it is no understatement. From where it was to where it is now, having come into the industry blind is something that I am really proud of. I have made life friends who are as close as family from customers and will be gutted when I finally say goodbye next year.

“The Norden Arms is a beast of a business and still has more potential for someone to pick up from where I have got it to, in my opinion, and I honestly hope a new buyer will be found who can take it to the next level, having taken things as far as I can personally.

“I will help the landlord where I can, and anyone who is interested, if they want my advice will get it as I want it to continue to thrive. That said, I have got a great six months left and some amazing nights planned that will go down like many of our many other nights, so your continued support until next year will be greatly appreciated.”

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