Popular Family-Run Co. Tyrone Pub Put On Market
The Smuggler's Inn bar and restaurant, located at Clady on the Co Tyrone and Co Donegal border, has been put on the market with a guide price of £295,000. The premises, which consists of a 40-seater bar, a 50-seater lounge and an 80-seater restaurant, had recently undergone a refurbishment, reports the Belfast Telegraph.
Fiona Elliot, who runs the pub with husband Colin Neil, said: "We're a family-run pub in a very supportive community. We host everything from weddings and confirmations to birthdays. In the past we have won Hospitality Ulster's family pub of the year. The decision to sell is mainly down to the fact that two of the partners want to retire. I think the pub would suit someone with a grown-up family who can help them out with the running of it. The community would really like someone friendly and welcoming to take it over."
Neil added: "Things are still challenging in hospitality, while some are seeing a boost in trade in Belfast, it doesn't necessarily carry through the province."