As we re-emerge from lockdown, you may notice some properties sitting idle and others yet to lift their shutters for one reason or another, namely hospitality venues.

But while punters flock to newly-reopened beer gardens, diners enjoy their first non-homecooked meal and keyworkers grab their morning roll from the café nearby, have you ever wondered about snapping up a spot of your own and experiencing life on the other side of the counter?

For you to entertain that dream - or perhaps put it into action yourself - we have put together a list of 15 pubs, restaurants and cafés up for sale in Ayrshire right now.

Bottoms up!

McGlone’s Family Bar, Stevenston

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For £90,000, you could be the Peggy Mitchell of Stevenston with this bar and restaurant situated on Boglemart Street. With a main bar area greeting you from the front entrance and lots of seating and television screens available for future clientele, this space is ideal for a cosy pub lunch or a celebratory knees-up with pals. The bar leads into the restaurant area which seats up to 30 and there is also a south-facing beer garden on site for outdoor dining. The property is fitted with a one-bedroom residential flat above, too, which is perfect for those who fancy a living space to boot.

The Black Bull Inn, Dalry

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Located on Vennel Street, this 19th century pub is perfect for those who see themselves owners of a more authentic, traditional establishment. The public bar complete with warm fireplace, bar gantry and pool table and dart board is met with a modern lounge bar which accommodates private functions and bigger gatherings. With outdoor space for a beer garden, a spacious three-bedroom flat included in the property and a Premises License which boasts flexible hours, this property is worth considering for any aspiring pub owner with £89,000 to spare.

Cavani’s, Saltcoats

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Get in about this popular, much-loved Italian-style café right in the heart of Saltcoats town centre as it looks for a new owner. Understood to have been built back in the 1850s, step back in time for a traditional, quaint café experience or kit it out in more modern décor – whatever you so desire. Venturing inside the property, you will find an ice cream parlour, sweet shop and sales counter towards the front. The rear consists of a restaurant/café area which can sit 48 people and is fully equipped with a kitchen and customer toilet. Any potential buyer would be lucky to snap this one up!

Café Del Greco, Saltcoats

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Having been in operation by the current owner for over 30 years, this establishment has become a Three Towns staple, with loyal customers and lots of passing trade to benefit from. Look for a long customer counter which runs along the left-hand side of the café as well as a kitchen and food prep area. The seating area is open plan, making for a pleasant and airy dining experience for between 50-80 customers. There is even the prospect of the first floor being developed to accommodate more clientele, making this a great buy at just £175,000.

MacIntyres Bar, Troon

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This licensed pub with a private beer garden is a great spot to bring your business if you’re a football aficionado looking for a traditional property as there is a lot of sporting memorabilia remaining at the site for you to add to if you please. Once home to many open mic nights, carry on the fun and games by hosting pub quizzes or simply curating a space for people to socialise with ease and enjoyment. This pub is going for around £110,000.

Horseshoe, Ayr

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This vacant public house is ideal for those up for taking on a passion project and are looking to transform a modest property into something really special. The property comprises of a ground floor licensed premises together with a first-floor flat all set within a two-storey terraced building. Find a single bar area, customer toilets, cellar and storage space as well as an office for you to tally up your earnings at the end of the night. With traffic passing the site going to and from Ayr town centre, this could be the perfect stop-off for those who want a quiet pint or a more exclusive spot to take friends and family for a meal. At £175,000, you could say it was a steal.

Royal Café, Ayr

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If you see yourself as more of a restaurateur, look no further than this well-known spot located on New Road. The award-winning Mancini family have successfully kept the Royal Café going for over a century but it seems now is the time to pass the baton. The internal set-up of the property comprises of a main sales and seating area to the front while the rear extends to allow for more space on the site, a further 30 sq.m to be exact. The first and attic floors have multiple bedrooms and kitchen and bathroom facilities to make you feel right at home and a car park sits at the side of the property. Fancy it?

Restaurant for sale, Ayr

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To get in on this trendy eatery in Hollybush, do not hesitate. Renovated to a high standard with timber flooring laid throughout the customer areas and a glazed extension, this licensed premises offers wide open space while maintaining a great sense of intimacy. With a large car park overlooking the fields, enjoy stunning vistas as you tuck into your meal or go for a short stroll to the car after picking up the cheque. This property stands at £295,000.

Mota’s, Ayr

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To take advantage of the hustle and bustle of Alloway Street located within Ayr town centre, this property could be the one for you. A former Indian restaurant, and fully licensed, this spot has been refurbished and is fully equipped, making it ready for trading when you are. With a separate reception/takeaway area, service and attend to customers with ease. A spacious seating area can sit 60 food-lovers and the kitchen is kitted out with lots of new equipment. There is also a basement which has male and female toilets and even accommodation for staff including showers and a cellar area. What more could you want?

Souters Inn & Patisserie, Maybole

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This pricey but staggeringly impressive restaurant is really one for budding businessmen or women looking for a chance to provide a seamless dining experience for all who frequent their property. The property boasts a deluxe bar, restaurant and patisserie alongside a courtyard area for outdoor seating. There is also a chance for a small garden centre to be included on the site. Is a relocation to the historic town of Maybole on the cards for you?

Silver Spoons Tearoom, Troon

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Heading over to the harbour town of Troon, this endearing property on Portland Street has unique and quirky internal features and a real scope to attract a large customer base due to its handy location in the heart of the town centre. The café opened in 2014 and has since earned a great reputation among locals and visitors alike. Give the place an overhaul or keep it quaint with the inviting and cosy décor. The space also lends itself to birthday parties and baby showers so this would be great if you are more of an events-based operator.

Café for sale, Girvan

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This former café/takeaway spot is ideal for those may want to specialise in coffees, teas, hot-filled rolls and pastries to align with the mix of retail and hot and cold food places nearby. Inside, you will find a front sales area with kitchen and preparation area as well as two toilets. There is ample storage and a driveway for private car parking, meaning you won’t need to contend with the cars on Dalrymple Street to find a space. For £65,000, it’s definitely worth checking out.

Cosy Corner, Kilwinning

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Fresh on the market is this beloved pub based in Kilwinning, and the clue is in the name for just how inviting and comfortable a pub it is. Resident in the town for over 50 years, it is time to carry on many more successful years of trading for another set of owners as the current proprietors are taking well-earned retirement. A jovial atmosphere awaits you as does a range of entertainment including televised sporting events and a cheeky game of pool. The regulars will be sure to give you a warm welcome and there is an opportunity to reward them with increased opening hours and food services as you scale-up. Time to express your interest!

Adesso Restaurant, Irvine

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This successful Italian restaurant could continue going from strength to strength under your watchful eye – and you would certainly be the envy of fellow restauranteurs with a site located in such a charming historical setting. Customers have nothing but positive things to say about Adesso Restaurant and with spacious seating, takeaway service, a mouth-watering menu and hardworking staff ready to accommodate different sized parties and needs, you could easily replicate its success by putting an offer in today.

The Ship Inn, Irvine

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Irvine’s oldest pub is officially up for sale. Packed full of character and an outstanding legacy, having been licensed since 1754, this is the perfect time to get your business venture off the ground at a property which has combined quality and comfort for so long. Many of its original features are still intact including open beamed ceilings and attractive stonework and almost every aspect of the bar has been designed and furnished with a traditional hostelry theme in mind. The bar, snug and dining room are easily accessible and an additional function room is located upstairs, ideal for private events and celebrations.

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