Owners of The Park View pub in Birkenhead are offering the public a chance to take ownership of their freehouse through a special one-off raffle.
The pub is an integral part of the community and has been under the stewardship of current owners Linda McNamara and husband Paul for two decades.
However, the couple are now looking to retire from the industry and want to pass on the keys to one lucky winner.
Raffle tickets can be purchased for £100 each and the winner will receive the building and associated freehold plus all the fixtures and fittings valued at £305,000 along with £20,000 in cash as part of the prize.
The pub is spread over three floors and has letting rooms which are currently in use in the upper floors.
There are 8,000 raffle tickets available and the draw closes in September this year.
Landlady Mrs McNamara, said, “It’s been a really hard decision to offer the pub up to new potential owners as it has been our life for 20 years. Myself and Paul are now ready to retire from running the pub and are looking forward to retirement.
“The pub has provided us with a fantastic quality of life over the years and our locals are like family to us. For anyone who has ever dreamed of owning their own pub this is the perfect opportunity for you.”
Mr and Mrs McNamara have also pledged to support The Oliver King foundation with a £40,000 donation from the raffle to support the charity in their amazing work to improve defibrillator accessibility across the UK and campaign in securing government legislation to make defibrillators mandatory in all schools.
So far the charity has distributed over 5,000 defibrillators throughout the UK which have in turn saved dozens of lives in the process.
Speaking about the donation, Mark King from The Oliver King Foundation, said, “Raffling the pub is such a novel way to market the Park View and raise funds for charity at the same time. We need to sell all these tickets so we can buy more defibrillators and install them into public buildings and save more lives. If there was a defibrillator at the pool side on March 11, 2011, my Oliver would still be here today.”
Local MP Mick Whitley, said, “This is an exciting way of ensuring that The Park View Hotel stays doing what it does best – serving as a community pub and hub. The last year and a half has been difficult for everyone but I am well aware of how hard pubs have been hit during the pandemic and I have pushed for government measures to support this industry.”
To find out more and buy raffle tickets visit ownapub.com
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