Want to run a pub? Sheffield boozer with intriguing history goes up for sale

A Sheffield pub believed to date back nearly 160 years has gone up for sale.

Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 2:42 pm

The Durham Ox on Cricket Inn Road, near the city centre, has been put up for auction with Mark Jenkinson & Son, and is due to go under the hammer on Tuesday, April 7.

The guide price for the three-storey building, which potential bidders are advised is ‘in need of complete renovation’, is listed as £75,000 to £100,000.

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The former Durham Ox pub on Cricket Inn Road in Sheffield (pic: Google)

According to the website closedpubs.co.uk, the Durham Ox opened in 1862 and closed in 1993, and was named after the bull bred by Charles Colling at Ketton Hall in 1796, which became nationally renowned due to its size.

The freehold of the property, which is a short distance from Sheffield’s Park Square roundabout and occupies a site of approximately 233 square metres, is for sale.

The sales brochure states that ‘alternative redevelopment angles’ may be possible, subject to planning permission.