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Brewery advertises 'dream job' running traditional pub that stars in Doc Martin

The traditional pub that stars in ITV's Doc Martin series is in need of a new landlord as the local brewery advertises it as a 'dream job'.

St Austell Brewery is looking for new licensees to take over the Golden Lion Pub in Cornwall that overlooks Port Isaac's harbour front.

The scenic watering hole will be familiar to fans of Martin Clunes' hit show as well as those of the 2019 Fisherman's Friends movie - having featured in both.

It is also set for a further appearance in the anticipated Fisherman's Friends sequel due to hit cinemas in 2022.

St Austell Brewery is looking for new licensees to take over the Golden Lion Pub in Cornwall that overlooks Port Isaac's harbour front

While the pub is famous from the outside, inside there are plenty of historical artefacts with a bar area, separate from the main bar, affectionately called 'The Bones Bar'

The scenic watering hole will be familiar to fans of ITV's Doc Martin TV series

The main ground floor hosts a principal bar with 26 covers, a snug bar with around further 12 covers and a small balcony which can cater for approximately 30 covers that looks out across the harbour.

While the pub is famous from the outside, inside there are plenty of historical artefacts.

The bar area separate from the main bar, affectionately called 'The Bones Bar,' lies on the lower ground floor.

It features a section of glass flooring that reveals an old passageway believed to have been a storage area used by smugglers many years ago.

The pub also boasts an outside area called 'The Gun Deck,' accessed through a door from the bar, which is home to a gun from the SS Milly, a 3,000-ton British steamer that was sunk by a German U-boat off the coast of Port Isaac in 1918. 

A spokesperson for St Austell Brewery, which has the Golden Lion as part of its estate, said: 'Running a pub is a dream job for many.

'Taking the helm of an establishment that not only resides in a North Cornwall coastal haven but has also appeared on the silver screen represents a unique and exciting prospect.

'The ideal operator will need to be aware of the local opportunities and have an understanding of very large seasonal uplift.

The pub also boasts an outside area called 'The Gun Deck' which is home to a gun (pictured) from the SS Milly, a 3,000-ton British steamer that was sunk by a German U-boat off the coast of Port Isaac in 1918 

The main ground floor hosts a principal bar with 26 covers, a snug bar with around further 12 covers and a small balcony that looks out across the harbour 

The Golden Lion Pub is also set for a further appearance in the anticipated Fisherman's Friends sequel due to hit cinemas in 2022

The traditional pub that stars in ITV's Doc Martin series is in need of a new landlord overlooks Port Isaac's harbour front (pictured)

'Being set in such a desirable location means the pub experiences significant seasonal demand over the summer. A passion for quality cask ales, delicious locally sourced food, and building a successful team is essential.' 

ITV's Doc Martin debuted in 2004 and has so far enjoyed nine seasons with a tenth anticipated for 2022.

The show was previously registered as one of the UK's top five scripted programmes after Series Five achieved an average of over 10 million viewers across its run. 

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