A photo of the interior of the well-known premises
A famous pub in Naas - which is well known across Ireland - is closing after he owner has announced he is retiring.
Tommy Fletcher's Commercial House, at No 13 North Main Street, will be put up for sale with a guide price of €600,000 at an auction in Lawlor's Hotel on July 16.
Paddy Jordan of Jordan Town & Country Estate Agents and John P. Younge are handling the sale of this licensed premises.
The property has been in the Fletcher family since 1931.
Fletchers was purchased by Tommy's father in 1931 and has been run as a pub and grocery for quite a long number of years and in recent years as pub only.
"It is a property that oozes character with the back drop in the bar and lounge of original whiskey and sherry caskets together with tea caddies and spice drawers originating in the grocery time," said Jordan Auctioneers.
"One of the most iconic pubs in Naas, it presents in very good condition and with tremendous potential. In addition, the ground floor comprises public bar and lounge and snug to the rear, together with ample stores including garage, lofted area suitable for further expansion, a cold room and the usual facilities associated with a licensed premises including ladies and gents toilets."
Upstairs, which was originally living accommodation is ideally suitable for same or for office or restaurant.
According to the auctioneers, the lofted store is to the rear with independent access via an archway from the Main Street is ideally suitable for further expansion and there is even a small garden at the back of the site which is ideal for a beer garden.
Paddy Jordan said: “It is seldom that a premises of this quality comes on the market with such tremendous character and in such good condition in the heart of Naas”.
The property will be auctioned on Tuesday July 16 in Lawlor’s Hotel in Naas unless previously sold.
The agents report good interest in the property already only having come on the market this week.
The agents are quoting a guide price in excess of €600,000.