WR Comerford Auctioneers and Baxter Real Estate have been instructed to bring to the market Barry Morrissey's Bar & Restaurant, a renowned 7 day licensed premises. It is being sold by Private Treaty as a going concern. Located in North Kilkenny on Main Street in the lovely historic village of Johnstown, it is just 3km from Junction 4 of the M8 motorway, with Dublin and Cork both within 1.5 equidistant drive. This landmark property extends to 1,500 sq. ft. approximately. With traditional bar to front, lounge, restaurant, commercial kitchen and toilet facilities. To the rear of the premises there is a separate two story building extending to 1,377 sq,. ft. approximately. This building is currently in use as a beer storage facility, along with a cold room and a separate food store. It also has a first floor which includes toilet facilities, with the potential to convert to an apartment. To the side of the building there is an outside beer garden and smoking area. This licensed premises has been in the hands of the current family for six generations, over 150 years. The family are anxious to see it continue as a vibrant business that can grow with the needs of the village and its surrounding hinterlands. It is presented in turn-key condition, very well maintained throughout and is in top decorative order. Already conducting an extremely lucrative trade (prior to Covid) there is excellent potential to further develop a high volume food and beverage business. Currently the business only serves meals from Monday to Friday and thus there is a huge gap in the local market for weekend food trade. The premises at this time is serving both outdoor take away meals and drinks and is looking forward to a full reopening this summer. The business offers a unique opportunity for an ambitious chef/bar manager to enter the licensed trade or for a business to extend their holdings. Kilkenny is famous for hurling and Johnstown has played a major role in this story over the years. Barry Morrissey's is a renowned sporting pub with close connections to the famed Fenians GAA hurling club. The walls are adorned with Johnstown sports history and fame. Indeed, one of the owners is All Ireland winner and All Star Kilkenny Hurler Billy Fitzpatrick and over the years it has attracted a large GAA following and passing trade. Please note that all information, including areas, is given for guidance purposes only. We have not tested any appliances and all parties must undertake their own investigation into the condition of these appliances and to all other information provided.
Unique opportunity to acquire a renowned 7 day licensed premises
This landmark property extends to approximately 1,500 sq. ft.
Ample space to create additional outdoor dining
Detached building to rear with conversion potential
Only 3 km from Junction 4 of the M8 motorway