Scullion brothers take over Harry’s Bar

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A Banbridge pub has been sold to the former owners of the town’s landmark nightclub The Coach, which itself remains on the market.

The keys of Harry’s Bar in the town have now been handed over to the Scullion brothers, Myles and Brian.

The Quinns put The Coach on the market last year through agents Osborne King with a guide price of £975,000 – along with their other assets, Harry’s at £475,000 and the £1.5m-priced Iveagh Movie Studios cinema.

They are still running a third pub in the town, AJ Quinn & Sons.

The front bar at the Coach is still open for business – though its famed nightclub has been shut since the start of this month after a long history of drawing in crowds from as far away as Newry, Armagh and Belfast.

A notice placed on the nightclub’s website last month said it had been sold – but it’s understood no sale took place.

Myles Scullion said the nightclub had not been of interest to them as a possible acquisition.

They are operating Harry’s Bar as tenants, after the freehold was bought by unidentified investors, who also acquired the freehold of former Botanic Inns bars The Parador and Ryan’s last year.