Pat Shortt's former East Cork pub is up for sale for €475,000

A Castlemartyr to the drink? €475,000 guide for 3,000 sq ft East Cork pub previously owned by Ireland's best-known funny man is worth serious consideration
Pat Shortt's former East Cork pub is up for sale for €475,000

The Hunted Hog bar, Castlemartyr, Co Cork, on the market for €475,000, previously traded as Pat Shortt's. It's close to the Castlemartyr Resort Hotel and wedding venue and has huge passing traffic.

AN East Cork Pub which previously was owned by one of the country's most successful actors and comedians Pat Shortt has come up for sale.

Pat Shortt with the late actor Tom Hickey pictured in 2010 during a dress rehearsal for Boss Grady's Boys by Sebastian Barry in the Gaiety. Picture James Horan/Collins Photos.
Pat Shortt with the late actor Tom Hickey pictured in 2010 during a dress rehearsal for Boss Grady's Boys by Sebastian Barry in the Gaiety. Picture James Horan/Collins Photos.

Now known as The Hunted Hog, and previously as Pat Shortt's, it's a large, traditional bar and gastropub with a beer garden on the Cork-Waterford road and main street Castlemartyr.

It's close to the Castlemartyr Resort Hotel and wedding venue, as well as to the coast road to Garryvoe beach, and Ballycotton.

Renamed to recall a local legend of a 15th-century hunt for a 600lb boar that had terrorised locals, the Hunted Hog carries a €475,000 guide price with Clare Fox of Sherry FitzGerald.

She's selling for current owners The Emporium Company who own and operate other bars in Midleton, Glanmire, and Ballincollig and who are currently fitting out a Carrigaline premise, formerly Cogans. The South Mall-based company, which has employed 150, wants to concentrate on premises closer to the city, she says.

Known as a post-wedding and stop-off venue with high visibility (16,500 passing cars daily, pre-Covid-19) the village bar sale is, Ms Fox adds, "a great opportunity to acquire an existing business with excellent turnover figures,  in a prime location with potential for future development."

Details: SFOD 021- 4621166.

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