A well-known pub is for lease – and rental offers are being invited. The Normanby Hotel has come on the market with a “new free of tie lease”. “The subject property comprises a ground and first floor premises utilised as a bar and restaurant,” reads the property description. “The ground floor benefits from a large bar and serving area, seating area, male and female WC facilities, an office, cellar and a number of storage rooms. There is also access to the external seating area. “The first floor comprises of an additional bar and serving area, stage, seating areas, male and female WC facilities, an office and additional kitchen and storage facilities.” It adds: “We are advised that the rateable value of the premises as at 1 April 2017 is £52,500”. The estimated rates payable are listed as £24,465. In October last year, The Normanby Hotel was exposed for serving short measures after a council sting operation. Tests revealed spirits served at the Normanby Road pub were “significantly shorter” in size than what punters paid for. But magistrates said they didn’t think the short measures were a “conspiracy” to fleece punters. Pub addresses ‘pathetic’ rumours it waters down its beer Landlord David Causier said in a letter: “We have gone back to using optics. “This will not happen again.” Causier was fined £227 and ordered to pay another £487 in costs.