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‘Financial and mental’ strain forces popular Laois pub to close

The owners of a popular Laois pub say they will not be opening the premises again.

Claire and Glyn Jenkins had only taken the lease on The Brewery pub in Rathdowney five weeks before they were forced to shut due to the arrival of Covid-19.

In the 13 months that have followed, the pair say they have only been able to trade for three of those.

So taking to their Facebook page yesterday, they announced that they would not be opening the pub again.

They said: “A sad day today, due to the realisation that our time in The Brewery has to end.

“Being able to operate as a business for only three months in the last 13 months has stretched us financially and mentally.

“We apololgise to our great staff and customers for the support you did show when our doors were open.

“We will honour the gift vouchers that customers purchased by reimbursing the money if you message Claire.

“Again we are sorry it has come to this … Claire and Glyn.”

The Brewery is the second pub to publicly announce its closure in the last couple of months.

Back in January, Napper Tandy’s in Stradbally announced that they too would not be opening again. 

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.