Saturday 16 December 2017

North Dublin bar put up for sale after a century

CBRE is seeking €1.5m for The Star Bar in Co Dublin
CBRE is seeking €1.5m for The Star Bar in Co Dublin
Peter Flanagan

Peter Flanagan

One of the most historic pubs in north Dublin has been put on the market with an asking price of some €1.5m.

CBRE have been retained to find a buyer for The Star Bar on Main Street in Swords.

The property - one of the oldest hostelries in north Dublin, is being offered for sale on the instructions of the Taylor Family who have traded successfully from the premises for almost 113 years.

The Star Bar occupies a prominent corner trading position on Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin with return frontage to Chapel Lane and Forster Way. The property is situated in the heart of the Swords Village directly opposite the offices of Fingal County Council and close to Swords Castle, a major tourist attraction.

The pub, otherwise known as Taylor's, is a well established two storey over basement licensed premises and nightclub which has been expanded over the years to provide extensive lounge bar, catering and nightclub facilities.

The accommodation comprises ground floor traditional style public bar with wood paneled walls and a lounge bar with extensive carvery area to the rear along with a fully fitted and equipped catering kitchen. On the first floor there is a self-contained nightclub and a separate lounge bar with snooker tables and an outside smoking terrace. In the basement there is an extensive cold room which has delivery access from an enclosed yard. The entire extends to 1,196 sq. m.

According to John Ryan of CBRE the sale of The Star Bar affords any intending purchaser "the opportunity to acquire long-established licensed premises located in a densely populated area which enjoys a substantial annual turnover".

"The property is being sold on the instructions of the Taylor family who are now retiring from the trade," Mr Hughes said.

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