The award-winning pub and restaurant Fitzpatrick's of Jenkinstown, Co. Louth, has been put on the market with a €1.5m valuation.
The popular establishment closed suddenly at the end of May, with the owners taking to social media and blaming the closure on the bank. The owners claimed that "Bank of Ireland have closed the business despite our best efforts to resolve the matter".
Bank of Ireland responded in a statement, saying that it would be "Inappropriate for us to comment," while also revealing that a received had been appointed to the business.
Fitzpatrick's has been owned by Danny and Dympna Fitzpatrick since 1993, and has won multiple awards for its food and service in the intervening years.
The landmark business comprises of a cosy bar, a large 180 seat lounge/restaurant with fully equipped bar, fully equipped commercial kitchen, a range of outbuildings, a former pet farm facility and adjoining lands.
A wide range of external stores are developed to the rear and include a keg store, bottle store, offices, dairy and bakery rooms. The premises has also the significant attribute of a large beer garden facility and covered smoking area. The property benefits extensive frontage and a large surfaced car park to the side, with a large gardens and land to the rear where the former petting farm and seasonal activities previously took place.
In addition a previous grant of planning existed for an 18 bedroom accommodation building offering possible future development opportunities (subject to planning permission) to cater for local and passing holiday and function trade.
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