The Jockey’s fails to sell at auction
Local pub The Jockey’s remains on the market after failing to sell at auction last week.
Talk of the Town revealed last month that the Anne Street bar and restaurant was to be sold after its current owners Sean and Anita Kelly opted to retire.
Local estate agents Property Partners Laurence Gunne placed the pub up for auction in the Crowne Plaza Hotel last Wednesday but no bidder was forthcoming.
Located at 47-49 Anne Street, The Jockey’s history as a bar dates back to 1799 when it is said to have been opened by Lord Roden. Its name was later changed to The Inn and then The Oriel Bar before finally being changed to The Jockey’s as a tribute to renowned jockey and then owner Ted Fitzpatrick. It underwent huge change under former owner Jimmy McGeough, now of The Windsor, who took it over in March 1956 before embarking on huge reconstruction work over the following years.
The pub’s tradition has been carried on for the last few decades by Sean and Anita Kelly, who have scooped numerous awards over the years, including Best Bar and Best Presented Public House, not to mention a Black and White Food Award and many more.
Property Partners Laurence Gunne describe it as a “thriving business” which offers a “magnificent opportunity”.
The property comprises lounge/restaurant, bar, fully fitted kitchen, staff area and stores. It has the benefit of three self-contained apartments overhead offering extra income or future potential to further develop the business. The property also has the benefit of a separate store/yard adjacent to the pub, which has future development potential subject to the appropriate planning permission being obtained.
For further information check out the Property Partners Laurence Gunne website here or call PJ Roddy on 042 9334414.