The Albert Hotel
The Albert Hotel
Richard Bell

Southport’s Albert Hotel set for refurb following acquisition

Burning Night Group has acquired the Albert Hotel in Southport, Merseyside.

The leisure operator plans to transform the site for its Authentic Alehouses brand, which targets freehold pubs and offers refurbishment before operating them as principally non-tenanted public houses.

Other sites in Burning Night Group’s portfolio include The Albert Hotel in Hull and the Countess Of Rosse near Bradford.

The Albert Hotel in Southport is the company’s second venue in the town, joining The Sandgrounder on Lord Street.

Allan Harper, director of Authentic Alehouses, said his team is looking forward to showing Southport what the firm has planned for the Albert Hotel.

He commented: “This is a great building and, as with all the sites we take on, we have a brilliant refurbishment planned.

“We are confident that this unit can become one of our flagship Authentic Alehouse’s sites, we have some exciting things in store and look forward to celebrating the opening with the people of Southport.”

Ian Taylor, from leisure property valuers Fleurets, brokered the deal.

He said: “Situated directly opposite Southport Railway Station, the property consists of a large ground floor trading area and also includes a one-bed flat.”

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