New owner expected for Coach as offers set to close

It is hoped a new owner will be found for Banbridge nightclub The Coach, with offers for the business set to close on Friday.

The Coach Inn and Jockey Club is renowned for pulling in crowds to its discos and big-name DJ events.

The business which includes a successful restaurant, has been put on the market by owners the Quinn family with a guide price of £975,000 – along with their other businesses – Harry’s Bar at £475,000 and the £1.5m-priced Iveagh Movie Studios.

When the news was announced John Martin of selling agents Osborne King said he was very positive about selling the properties.

“There has been a good level of interest in all three properties and I expect the sale to go well,” he explained.

“It goes to show the market is alive and kicking,” Mr Martin added.

Sinn Fein councillor Brendan Curran said he hopes a new owner will be found soon.

“The sale creates uncertainty but we would certainly hope that these businesses will be secured by some other firm who will run them as efficiently,” he commented.

“Between wages and rates, they will have contributed a lot of money to Banbridge.

“For any of it to go from the town would be a severe blow. Mr Quinn (Snr) is known for being very good to his employees,” added Mr Curran.