It’s one of the most famous Cork seafood spots.
But just like the tides, change is inevitable down in Youghal and the family behind Aherne’s Hotel & Seafood Restaurant have put the business up for sale.
Originally set up as a traditional pub and shop selling everything from a pint of Guinness to a pound of butter, the North Main Street business was opened in 1923 by Madge and Jimmy Aherne.
Brothers David and John and their partners Gaye and Kate turned the venue into a boutique guesthouse and award-winning restaurant, deemed Ireland’s most romantic eatery by the esteemed Bridgestone Guide.
Listed for sale with Lisney, the property is expected to fetch in excess of €1,350,000.
“Having proudly held and operated Ahernes within our family for three generations, spanning 100 years, we have as a family now decided to consider retirement from the Licensed and hospitality industry and put Aherne’s Townhouse up for sale.” the family said in a statement.
“We are immensely proud and appreciative of our valued team who have greatly assisted us in consistently delivering an extremely high level of standard and service to our valued clientele.”
While fans will be sad to see the owners go, business is as brisk as ever at the renowned seafood spot, representing a tasty investment for the right buyer.
“Aherne’s continues to trade successfully while the business is for sale and we will ensure a seamless transition to the new proprietors when the time comes for us to step away.” the family added.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank our valued customers for their continued support and we look forward to continuing to welcome and accommodate you whilst our business is available for sale.”
Aherne’s will be open as normal from Wednesday