Sober Lane Dublin 4 - Sold

Dublin, Aug 2016 – CBRE have confirmed that Sober Lane, located in Irishtown, Dublin 4 has changed hands in a private treaty deal.Sober Lane, which previously traded as John Clarke & Sons, is situated on Irishtown Road close to the intersection with Londonbridge Road, Dublin 4. The property is located in a densely populated and much sought after residential area which has increased in popularity due to its convenience to Grand Canal Square and to “Google-land” in and around Barrow Street. The property is also located close to Aviva Stadium which hosts many international rugby and soccer internationals annually and is also a popular concert venue. Sandymount Village is a short walk away.

Sober Lane comprises a two storey over basement licensed premises. Behind the traditional exterior lies an extensive licensed premises which extends to 494 sq m (5,300 sq ft) in total. The ground floor comprises a public bar, lounge bar and restaurant with a modern catering kitchen. In the basement there is a cellar and beer cold room while overhead there are several rooms used for storage.

The property was sold by Cork based publican Ernest Cantillon and was acquired by veteran Dublin publican Jim Stafford along with his son Will and daughter Emilene, who also owns and operates the award winning Merry’s Gastropub in Dungarvan, Co Waterford. Merry’s was recently awarded Munster Gastro Pub 2016 by the Restaurant Association of Ireland. It is understood that the Stafford family intend to refurbish the premises to a high standard with an emphasis on high quality food, craft beers and spirits.

According to John Ryan of CBRE the sale of Sober Lane reflects the strengthening of the suburban pub market with a growing sense of confidence returning to the licensed trade in general. The sale of Sober Lane attracted interest from a diverse range of publicans and restauranteurs who recognized the business development potential of the premises.

John Ryan would not disclose the sale price but market sources understand that a price close to €1.2m was achieved for the property.

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