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Pierhead Restaurant & Bar Premises, Lower Voe, Voe

PricePrice on Application
AddressPierhead Restaurant & Bar, Lower Voe, Voe, ZE2 9PX


Long established country bar and restaurant situated in a good central Shetland position in the picturesque setting of Lower Voe enjoying fine views along the voe of Olna Firth. Lerwick 18 miles.

As well as serving the immediate local area, the business which is situated next to the local pier and marina, is well placed to serve visitors en-route for the North Mainland and the North Isles.

The business operates from owned premises extending to around 206m² comprising the main bar area, a function room, kitchen and store facilities on the ground floor, plus a restaurant area upstairs.

Externally, there is standing area to front providing some parking and also space for outside table and chairs if required. Access to both the bar and the function room.

The Business

The building, the main part of which is understood to date back to the 1860s, was converted into a bar/restaurant in the mid-1990s, serving both the local community and also visitors to Shetland, the central location making it a handy stop-off point for visitors exploring the island and particularly the north and outer isles.

Although only the bar is presently open on a part-time basis (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), there is considerable scope probably for an owner/manager to realise its full potential as the business has in the past traded 7 days a week.

All the equipment, fixtures and fittings are understood to be owned outright.


Details of accounts can be made available to seriously interested parties after viewing.


The ‘Pierhead’ is situated in a great location at the head of the voe of Olna Firth in the picturesque setting of Lower Voe in the North Central Mainland area of Shetland, the village of Voe lying about 4 miles south of Brae, the main population centre for the area, and 18 miles north of Lerwick, Shetland’s capital. The position allows for stunning views along the voe particularly from the upstairs restaurant.

The Shetland Islands themselves lie in the middle of the North Sea about 100 miles north of Mainland Scotland, and are in fact closer to Bergen in Norway than to Edinburgh. Despite the remote ‘get-away-from-it-all’ location, Mainland Scotland is easily accessible via a daily overnight ferry service operated by Northlink Ferries (www.northlinkferries.co.uk) which links Lerwick with Aberdeen and Orkney, whilst Loganair operates regular direct flights from Sumburgh Airport at the very southern tip of Shetland to Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Spread over 100 islands, 15 of them inhabited, Shetland offers spectacular and unspoilt scenery together with a wide variety of wildlife and other places of historical and archeological interest. Thanks to the oil boom of the 1970s, islanders enjoy a fantastic range of services including a network of leisure centres (there is a swimming pool/leisure centre in nearby Brae), schools (again in Brae) and excellent transport links with a good road and inter-island ferry network.


Viewing: Strictly by appointment only by telephoning 07787 147192, or contact our Property Department on 01595 695583.

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