Richard Wilson of Dodds Brown with Sam Tolley from Wells Solutions outside the Shakespeare Pub, Lint
Jamie Hardesty

Grade II 19th Century Middlesbrough pub comes to market

The Shakespeare pub on Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, has come onto the market.

Available for sale or rent, through Middlesbrough independent commercial property consultants Dodds Brown, the grade II 19th Century property closed down as a pub in the late 1990s.

Now in search of a new operator, the site has 4,381 sq ft of accommodation over three floors, with 2,672 sq ft of that space on the ground floor.

The exterior of the pub still boasts a range of historical features, including a stone relief of Shakespeare at the top of the building and Bass Brewery ‘red triangles’ above each door.

The Shakespeare’s most famous landlord was Robert Watson Boyd, Champion Sculler of England in the 1870s.

A major sporting celebrity of his time, although now virtually forgotten, Boyd’s career included many high profile rowing races on the Tees, Tyne and Thames rivers.

Richard Wilson, Dodds Brown’s Senior Associate Partner, commented: “This is an ideal opportunity to bring one of Middlesbrough’s most historic pubs back to life and to play a part in the town’s retail and leisure revival.

“The premises would lend themselves to a micro-brewery, independent retail outlet or eating establishment. “

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