Wednesday 21 February 2018

Happy hour again as iconic pub Searsons reopens with 40 jobs

Publican Charlie Chawke with his daughters Ali (left) and Jenny at Searsons
Publican Charlie Chawke with his daughters Ali (left) and Jenny at Searsons
Laura Butler

Laura Butler

A LANDMARK bar forced to close its doors nearly a year ago has re-opened creating more than 40 new jobs.

Searsons of Baggot Street, Dublin, has thrown open its doors once again after a six-figure investment by new owner, Limerick-born publican Charlie Chawke.

The iconic bar closed in December last year after then owner, the Thomas Read Group, went into receivership.

It was reported the rent had reached €8,000 per week.

Speaking to the Irish Independent last night, Mr Chawke said: "The pub's famous history drew it to me, when I was a young lad in Dublin it was one of the best pubs in the city.

"I wasn't nervous about taking this on at all. It was in a poor state. Hopefully now that we've restored it to its former greatness, the public will appreciate it and support it like they did in the past."

Irish Independent

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