Beannchor bar and hotel group poised to buy 15 County Down pubs

05 May 2011 by
Beannchor bar and hotel group poised to buy 15 County Down pubs

The Beannchor bar and hotel group is to snap up 15 County Down pubs from a property company which faces being struck off the register for failing to file accounts, it has emerged.

Venues in Groomsport, Hillsborough, Portaferry and Bangor will be purchased from MAR Properties, the Belfast Telegraph reports.

The pubs include the Groomsport Inn and sister pub the Stables, the Hillside in Hillsborough, Lisbarnett House near Lisbane and the Esplanade in Ballyholme, Bangor.

It is understood Beannchor's managing director, Bill Wolsey, and MAR are finalising the deal, with an announcement due next week.

Mr Wolsey said negotiations were "at a delicate stage" and declined to comment further.

MAR Properties faces being struck off for not filing its accounts with Companies House, with its 2009 figures overdue since September last year.

No one from MAR Properties was available for comment.

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