A traditional village pub in Wexford that looks like it has been there forever, is on the market for half a million euro.
Freddie’s Bar in Screen was actually developed from scratch by well-known Wexford businessman Freddie Kinsella 22 years ago.
Freddie is retiring from the pub but not from business. The original owner of Crosstown service station, he still owns Freddie’s convenience store and post office in Castlebridge and lives locally.
The well-established premises located 6.5 kilometres from Wexford town in the centre of Screen village, close to Curracloe and Screen, has a reputation as a busy, welcoming pub with a year-round trade.
Auctioneer John Keane who is selling the property by private treaty, described the lounge and bar as full of character and charm with an authentic old world feel that belies its 20-year history and the premises is presented in a turn-key condition.
"Everybody knows Freddie’s Bar in Screen – it’s a beautiful traditional pub with attractive brick and natural timbers. Only quality handcrafted materials were used in its construction. There is also a snug, kitchen, a beer garden, smoking areas and an outdoor barbecue area along with excellent parking facilities.”
The property has the added attraction of having two self-contained apartments in excellent condition over the pub, offering accommodation for the new owners or a ready made rental income.
"Any prospective purchaser would do well to find a better public house in today’s market. This is an outstanding chance to buy an established business in a superb location”, said the auctioneer.