A Renfrewshire pub has gone up for sale following its recent closure.

The Thorn Inn shut its doors to customers due to “unforeseen circumstances”, with an application to strike the company off the Companies House register made on August 7.

The closure was described at the time as “a blow” to the town. 

Councillor Iain McMillan, who represents Johnstone South and Elderslie, said it was “a shame” to see the long-established pub shut.

The Gazette:

With the most recent tenant vacating in August, the owner has now, however, decided it is time to sell.

The property, which hit the market in the run up to Christmas, is being listed by the Scottish Business Agency and is up for sale for offers over £400,000.

The Gazette:

It is described by the agents a “traditional public house in the heart of Johnstone” with a substantial bar set around three areas.

The Gazette:

It once traded with significant barrelage and, whilst it had previously been a successful wet-only public house, the pub’s most recent owner had introduced a food offering.

The premises also “benefit from an upper level flat” which could be used as owners’ accommodation and has letting potential.

The site, which sits a couple of hundred metres from Johnstone train station, also has a 10 to 15 capacity car park to the side and rear.