Located on a prominent plot in the centre of the village, the pub offers “the right tenant a great opportunity to run a warm and inviting pub full of character”.
“This pub is a true gem offering a charming turn-key operation, with an excellent food offering and a spacious flat above,” the agent said.
The Swan is a fully renovated period property “oozing with charm and period features”.
The agent said: “It is evident the current owners have poured love into the property and as they move on, they have left behind a fantastic business to let.”
Martin Sutherland, a licensed trade Agent with Graham + Sibbald, said: “We were delighted to bring to the market The Swan, Banton.
“This outstanding pub is a great example of Scottish Hospitality blending traditional features with modern design to offer tourists and locals a fantastic space to enjoy. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right tenants to build upon the already successful business and make it their own.”
The Swan said on its website: “For 170 years, the Swan pub has been at the heart of the Banton village community. However, by 2016, the pub had fallen into disrepair and was at imminent risk of demolition.
“For the community, the loss of their local pub after already having lost their post office and only shop was out of the question, and so People United for Banton (PUB) Community Benefit Society was formed.
“Following a community consultation in which 73% of local households participated, it became clear that not only did residents want to save the pub; they also wanted to create a village hub, offering a daytime gathering space which would welcome the whole community.”
It said in December 2017 enough funding was in place to buy The Swan “making it the first community-owned pub in Scotland”.
Graham + Sibbald is inviting offers in the region of £45,000 for the ingoing premium and £25,000 for the rent per annum.
Business not always about price, says entrepreneur
Small businesses can often be more agile and care more about their customers, giving them a distinct advantage when it comes to negotiating with clients and prospective clients, Sir Tom Hunter told listeners of the Go Radio Business Show.
Answering a question from Yvonne Lindsay, the director of a Coatbridge-based telecoms firm about how to grow her business in a market dominated by large players with more buying power, Sir Tom said: “It’s not always about price. I understand that maybe your competitors have a price advantage but you are small which means you’re agile and you care about your customers.”
Graeme Roy: Scottish Budget weaving its way through parliamentary scrutiny
A focus of committee evidence sessions so far has been upon the potential savings being sought in some spending portfolios including in enterprise, employability and elements of education and skills.
With the investments made in these areas important for future economic prosperity, and in turn tax revenues, any cuts are always likely to be controversial.