ONE of Barrow’s oldest pubs is for sale.

The ‘iconic’ Dirty Duck, thought to be around 200 years old, has been put on the market.

The popular Raglan Street pub’s owners are selling up as they head into retirement.

It dates back at least as far as an 1881 census report and was previously thought to have been called the Black Swan before taking on its nickname.

Estate agents Corrie & Co is advertising the pub for £150,000.

David Corrie, from the estate agents, said: “We’ve been asked to market the Dirty Duck which is one of Barrow’s oldest pubs. I think it’s about 200 years old.

“It’s on the market for £150,000 and includes a self-contained flat upstairs so it’s an ideal opportunity for someone who wants to run their own business.

“I went to value it at 11am and there was a queue of people at the door waiting for it to open.

“It’s an iconic pub in Barrow - it just needs someone to put it on the map.”

Mike Fallon, chairman of Barrow Licensed Victuallers Association, said the pub was popular in the town and said he thought new owners could make a success of the business.

He said: “A number of nearby pubs in the area and across the country have closed down over the past 10 years.

“Now more people in Barrow are going out to drink later and revenues are being reduced.

“But people will want the pub to keep going and any new owners have got to be prepared for the challenges of the industry.”

Dave Stubbins, the Furness branch chairman of the Campaign for Real Ale, said: “I hope it will stay as a pub rather than be developed into something else by new owners.

“It’s actually a really positive time for pubs.”