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The Abbey Tavern, County Dublin

€ 1,750,000

Unique licensed premises of charm and character

Situated in the affluent suburb of Howth, Co Dublin

Internationally renowned bar and entertainment venue

Rich in Irish heritage

Established business with growth potential

Excellent business opportunity


The Abbey Tavern is situated at 28 Abbey Street, Howth Co Dublin. It is one of Ireland’s oldest and most charming, licensed premises occupying a central trading location in Howth Village, immediately beside the historical St Mary’s Abbey, Howth, Co Dublin.  The Howth Peninsula is an affluent and much sought-after residential suburb of north Dublin with spectacular coastal views overlooking Dublin Bay, Lambay Island and Ireland’s Eye. It has a host of leisure amenities including golf, tennis, rugby, horse riding and coastal hill walking, and most importantly, it has excellent facilities for sailing, fishing and water sport activities.  Howth enjoys convenient access to Dublin Airport (c.19 kms away) and to Dublin City Centre (c.18 kms away) with a terminus at Howth Station for DART commuter rail services. Because of its beautiful coastal location and easy connectivity, Howth has long been a popular destination for tourists, day trippers and locals alike.  The Abbey Tavern enjoys a prominent trading position in Howth Village and is well positioned to benefit from all the local and tourist activity which takes place in the area


The Abbey Tavern is one of Ireland’s oldest, most traditional style taverns which oozes charm and character. The property is renowned for its warm and inviting ambiance and provides the ideal
opportunity to step back in time to experience true Irish hospitality.  The property, which is part two storey / part three storey, comprises interconnecting, traditional style stone clad buildings with feature fireplaces, beamed ceilings and flagstone floors. The property extends to approximately 778 sq m / 8,374 sq ft and briefly comprises ground floor traditional bar, dining area and delicatessen area along with customer toilets. To the rear, there is The Abbey Room entertainment venue (capacity c.220 people theatre style) with its own catering kitchen and customer toilets along with a cold room accessed via a gated archway and service yard.  On the first floor there is a restaurant (c. 80 covers), The Boat Room private dining area (c. 40 covers), customer toilets and a fully fitted and equipped catering kitchen and stores. There are additional stores and offices located on the third floor with rear access to Church Street.  Outside and to the front of the property there is a smoking area. The entire property is presented in excellent decorative order throughout.

The Abbey Tavern is a long-established licensed premises, restaurant and entertainment venue with an enviable track record for the quality of its food, drink and service. It is famous for its traditional Irish music, Irish coffees and Irish food. At present, a very satisfactory level of food and drink business is generated in the premises. With the regeneration of international tourism, coupled with the popularity of the Howth area, the sale of The Abbey Tavern offers an excellent opportunity to acquire a large, licensed premises with the scope to further develop the business
and exploit underutilised areas within the property to provide additional dining and bar facilities.

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