A LONG-ESTABLISHED and popular pub in the heart of Greenock town centre has been put up for let.

The Horseshoe in Kilblain Street, which has a bar and separate lounge, has been made available by its Lancashire-based owners, Trust Inns.

The company refused to comment on why there will be a change of tenant and if anyone has been lined up to take over the lease.

They have billed the Horseshoe as an attractive proposition for a prospective landlord.

It says: "It is located in Greenock town centre, close to the main shopping areas and in close proximity to the main bus stops.

"This is a single storey property with two well-maintained trading areas and cellar. "It also has a fully-equipped kitchen.

"This business provides an excellent opportunity to take on a traditional local pub which has a successful trading history in the town.

"There are a number of quality pubs in Greenock's vibrant town centre."

The Horseshoe is the latest Inverclyde pub which has either changed hands or gone under new management in recent months.

Greenock's Carnock Bar shut earlier this year and the hunt for a new tenant is continuing.

The Old Bank Bar is in the process of being sold off by current owners Greene King for around £400,000.

Elsewhere in Gourock, there have also been changes at Shore Street pubs The Old Wherry Tavern, Monteith's and the Darroch Bar of late, with the first two bought by Greenock businessmen Sandy and James Easdale.