ALWAYS dreamt of running a pub?

If you’re looking to make a fresh start in 2021 after a year in lockdown, then look no further.

These pubs across the area are all in need of a new landlord.

Pubs have been much missed during lockdown with people’s appreciation for their locals growing after months of being unable to enjoy a peaceful pint.

They’ve become a much-needed meeting point for friends and families during the easing of restrictions.

Here we take a look at some of the Dorset pubs that need a new landlord according to

The White Heather, Ringwood Road, Ferndown

Bournemouth Echo:

Ingoing cost: £7,500

Rent £10,000

The White Heather is described as having a “prominent position” and is “popular within the community”.

It has a beer garden, external dinking area, smoking area and car park.

The “well-presented” pub with “modern décor” is a popular venue for live music featuring mainly pop and tribute bands.

There’s also a games section with two pool tables, dartboard and several gaming machines.

Outside, there’s a patio area with seating for 20 people as well as picnic-style bench at the front of the pub.

The car park has space for 20 vehicles.

The private accommodation includes three bedrooms, lounge, kitchen and bathroom.

Lamb Inn, Burley Road, Winkton, Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo:

Ingoing cost: £18,750

Rent: £15,000

The Lamb Inn boasts a “highly sought after and idyllic location” and has a “huge potential” for food and drink.

It ticks a lot of boxes with a beer garden, external drinking area, children’s play area, restaurant and a car park with space for 30 vehicles.

The pub is described as being “full of character with rustic touches and a delightful open fireplace being a traditional feature of the property.”

Inside, the lounge bar has enough space for 50 guests with a restaurant area that could accommodate 75 guests.

The private accommodation consists of a good sized first-floor apartment with separate kitchen, lounge and two bedrooms, access externally.

Holme Bush Inn, Old Wareham Road, Corfe Mullen

Bournemouth Echo:

Ingoing cost: £17,000

Rent: £44,000

This traditional pub has caravan and camping facilities onsite, a beer garden, external drinking area, function room, restaurant/dining area and car park for up to 40 vehicles.

Inside, you’ll find low ceilings, exposed beams, log burner, open fireplace and a horseshoe-shaped, wood-panelled bar.

There is space for up to 80 covers, 22 of which can be separated and used as a private function room for meetings and parties.

Live music and entertainment have previously been a regular feature at the pub, with musicians being accommodated both inside and outside during the warmer months.

The pub has 14 acres of land surrounding it, which currently has caravan and camping facilities, comprising five caravan or motorhome pitches and 10 trailer or tent pitches, and a toilet block.

The private accommodation comprises three bedrooms, a lounge, kitchen and bathroom.

The Red Lion Hotel, North Street, Wareham

Bournemouth Echo:

Ingoing cost: £43,875

Rent: £50,000

The Red Lion is described as a "cracking opportunity to develop a blank canvas and utilise three main revenue streams, food, beverage and letting rooms."

The pub, situated in the centre of town, boasts an outdoor drinking area, restaurant/dining area and car park.

There's a single bar with potential for a snug at one end and a formal dining area at the other.

It has space for 100 covers, while upstairs there are 10 rooms to let with potential for two more. 

Outside, there's a courtyard and five parking spaces. 

The private accommodation consists of two double bedrooms, lounge, office, kitchen and two bathrooms.

The Royal Oak, West Street, Bere Regis, Wareham

Bournemouth Echo:

Ingoing cost: £10,000

Rent: £20,000

This Grade II listed 16th-century pub has a good size bar, spacious dining area that leads through to the patio and garden outside and there's even a skittle alley that doubles up as a function room.

The décor is "traditional and bright" and there's seating for up to 30 covers.

To the rear of the pub, there's a courtyard with seating for 24 people and a secluded garden seating approximately 36 with picnic-style benches.

There is a car park to the rear of the pub for approximately 20 cars with on-street parking in the village also available.

Private accommodation comprises three bedrooms, a lounge and a bathroom. 

The pub also has three spacious letting rooms, all with en-suite facilities.