Female waiter looking at camera holding three plates of food

Warren Croft, Marlborough's longest-serving publican and owner of Fairweathers, has put the business up for sale in efforts to ease his lifestyle. The deal also includes a leased catering kitchen located in Sutherland Terrace.

Croft purchased Fairweathers in 2008 and completely 'gutted' and rebuilt the property into a successful café which opened at 7:30 am and a bustling restaurant and pub in the evenings. The Marlborough establishment has undergone a refurbishment in the last three years with the installation of new TVs and air-conditioning units as well as a newly built back deck and an outdoor bar. It is recognised as Blenheim's only Heineken craft bar and is a popular late-night venue on Friday and Saturday nights complete with a resident DJ.

Speaking to Stuff, the owner shared that although business was going well for Fairweathers, he felt he needed to free up his time and relax. He added that the place was set for someone to take over and put their mark on the place.

"It's a great reason for someone to move to sunny Marlborough. I think it might be time for someone younger."

Fairweathers is for sale by negotiation through Harcourts Marlborough.