The Bull and Gate pub and music venue in Kentish Town, London, which famously hosted Nirvana, Coldplay, Blur and Manic Street Preachers in their early days, has been put on the market for £2.7 million.
The Lynskey family have owned the pub for the past 32 years, and are now selling up to pursue other projects and because trading at the pub has been tough in the recession.
Speaking to Caterer and Hotelkeeper, leisure property agent Chris Bickle of Davis Coffer Lyons commented: “This landmark pub venue is quite possibly the most renowned place in the capital to see unsigned acts and has played a major and historical role in London’s drinking and live music scene for decades.”
“We very much hope to find a buyer who can continue the tradition of live music at this location. At the same time, the sheer size of the building will obviously appeal to investors and developers,” he continued.
The Bull and Gate also hosted the Timebox club from 1987 to 1992.
With a total of just under 4,200 sq. ft., the pub has a live music room and eight bedrooms. Before being used a public house, the 17th Century building was traded as a launderette, snooker hall and a theatre.