McGettigan’s buys Glendola bar for first UK opening

Brogan's London

Glendola Leisure has sold its long-established Irish-themed bar Brogan’s in London to an international operator breaking into the UK market.

The leasehold interest in the landmark bar in Fulham Broadway has been sold through leisure property specialist Fleurets for an undisclosed sum.

The buyer is McGettigan’s, which has bars trading as McGettigan’s in Ireland, the Middle East, Singapore and New York City. Its first bar was opened in Dublin in the 1960s by Jim McGettigan.

After opening its latest site in Bray in County Wicklow in Ireland in December, it is planning more sites in the Middle East and the US. Fulham Broadway will be its first in the UK.

James Davies from Fleurets who acted on behalf of Glendola Leisure commented: “Fulham Broadway is once again becoming a popular bar and restaurant circuit so demand for Brogan’s was strong with a number of offers from well-known operators.

“McGettigan’s acted very professionally throughout the transaction and, having visited one of their venues, I am confident it will quickly become a success and we will soon see more McGettigan’s popping up.”

Brogan’s was opened by Glendola Leisure in the former site of the White Swan which it bought in 1984. Its other sites include Waxy O’Connor’s in London, Glasgow and Manchester and the Rainforest Café in London.

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