Morley pub to go under the hammer as redevelopment opportunity

The Shoulder of Mutton

The Shoulder of Mutton pub in Morley is to go up for auction, appearing in auctioneer Pugh’s online property sale in June.

A pub since the early 19th century and now vacant, the property is being sold as a development prospect, with planning consent already in place to demolish the building and replace it with a new residential property.

The five-bedroom former pub is on a quarter-acre site on Morley’s Howden Clough Road and has been given a guide price of £150,000.

The online property auction, which includes dozens of commercial and residential properties and plots of land across the UK, will open at 10am on June 2, with registration closing at 12.50pm the same day.

Pugh managing director Paul Thompson said: “The Shoulder of Mutton was a well-loved pub and it would be great to see the site become an asset to the community once again as much-needed residential accommodation.

“The property is on a large site in a thriving residential neighbourhood, and just six miles from Leeds and Huddersfield and a mile from the M621 and M62 motorways. It also already has the necessary planning consent in place for residential redevelopment, so it really is an excellent development opportunity and not surprisingly we are already seeing a great deal of interest in it.”

For more information on the former Shoulder of Mutton pub, and to view the full Pugh auction catalogue, go to

Established 26 years ago, Pugh is the largest auctioneer outside of London and was acquired by property consultant Eddisons in 2016. Last year the firm offered over 1,000 lots for sale at its Leeds and Manchester auctions, achieving a success rate of 85% and generating over £90m in sales.

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