If you like a drink then this property could be perfect for you.

The Tunnel End Inn in Marsden, which has been serving ale since the 1700s, is up for sale.

It had been run by landlords Gary and Bev Earnshaw who took on the pub in May 2002 and ceased trading in February 2012 following one bad summer too many.

Any prospective buyer will find the pub comes with its own bar complete with polished wood surfaces and stools on which to toast their purchase.

Gary, 56, said: “We fell in love with the pub and still do but it is time to move on. When we bought it, it had been closed too so it seems like history is repeating itself.”

He is still living with his family at the pub but said his conscience had been pricked by old regulars asking: “If you are not going to re-open why don’t you let someone else have a go?”

He says it would only take a matter of days or weeks to get it going as a pub again. “At the moment the pub and cellar ready to rock ‘n’ roll.”

But it is perfectly possible that the new owners decide to buy it and keep it as a residential property.

The Tunnel End Inn at Marsden
The Tunnel End Inn at Marsden
 

Estate agents Simon Blyth are marketing the Waters Road property situated on an old packhorse trail at a price of £395,000.

As well as a glorious rural setting where road, rail and canal meet, the pub boasts an abundance of rooms while only being a short walk from Marsden town centre.

Gary, an electrical engineer by trade, added: “It dates back to the 1780s/90s but it’s thought much of it was rebuilt in the 1850s. Originally it had been an ale house for the navvies.”

He said it had been a shame to cease trading in 2012 but added: “We needed to earn a wage out of it and the quiet times were getting longer and the busiest times were getting fewer, not that different to many other public houses.”

A spokeswoman for Blyth’s said: “The place is absolutely massive. Gary and Bev have completely refurbished it and it has a really homely feel upstairs. We have had about 10 viewings with a couple of people looking at its potential to run it as a pub.”

The property is open to view on Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, September 7. Further details available from Blyth’s on 01484 689689.