Belfast Telegraph

Wine Inns put 'boutique pub' in heart of Holywood up for sale

by margaret canning

A pub in the centre of Holywood, Co Down is up for sale at £500,000. Pub company Wine Inns, which owns Wine & Company on High Street in the town, recently announced a major renovation of its Chelsea Wine Bar in south Belfast.

The Holywood pub has been a long-term feature of Wine Inns' portfolio of 12 pubs and nightclubs, which also includes the M Club and the Empire.

John Martin, director at selling agents Osborne King, said: "Wine & Co has good drinks and food and is very much a pub/restaurant.

"It's a very good location in the centre of Holywood and an ideal opportunity for a owner-occupier."

He described the venue as a "boutique pub". The sale includes the ground-floor lounge bar and a "bright and airy" first-floor restaurant, seating up to 70.

Osborne King's brochure described Holywood as 'a busy business town with a good night-time trade'. 'Rarely does a property with potential such as this come onto the market,' it said.

The agency also recently advertised the sale of the Village Inn on Derriaghy Road in Lisburn, reputed to be around 300 years old.

It has a guide price of £275,000.

Meanwhile, Mr Martin said there had been expressions of interest in Banbridge venues The Coach Inn and Jockey Club, Harry's Bar and Restaurant, and Iveagh Movie Complex, after the offers deadline on November 8.

Belfast Telegraph