Saturday 24 March 2018

Popular Abbey Tavern pub in seaside village goes up for sale with price tag under €1m

Abbey Tavern in Howth
Abbey Tavern in Howth
Peter Flanagan

Peter Flanagan

ONE of the best-known pubs in Howth has gone up for sale for just under €1m.

CBRE has confirmed that the Abbey Tavern in the seaside village is for sale. The property is being sold on the instructions of receiver Tom Kavanagh of Kavanagh Fennell.

The Abbey Tavern is one of Ireland's best-known traditional pubs and entertainment venues and enjoys an enviable national and international reputation.

The pub is a long-established, traditional-style licensed premises of immense charm and character. Behind the distinctive facade is an 'olde-worlde' bar with original flagstone floor, timber-beamed ceilings and blazing fires.

The two-storey/part three-storey property extends to over 650sqm of accommodation and comprises a ground-floor public bar together with 'The Barn' entertainment venue that has a capacity for 200 people.

On the first floor, there is a large restaurant area and a fully fitted and equipped catering kitchen together with a private dining area.

On the second floor, there are further stores and an office with rear access to Church Street.

According to CBRE's John Ryan, the sale of The Abbey Tavern is a "unique opportunity to acquire one of Dublin's most famous licensed premises, which is renowned as one of the great Irish folk music pubs".

He added: "At present, a very satisfactory level of food and drink turnover is generated from the premises and this sale offers an excellent opportunity to further enhance and develop the business potential of the premises.

"The property is situated in the heart of the picturesque fishing village of Howth.

"Because of its beautiful coastal location, Howth has long been a popular destination venue for tourists, day trippers and locals alike and as a result has benefited from all the commercial and tourist activity that takes place in the area," Mr Ryan said.

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