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10th Aug 2020

One of Cork’s oldest pubs reopens to the public this afternooon

Sarah Finnan

Le Chateau

Closed since mid-March, staff at Le Chateau took to social media last night to reveal that they’d be back in business as of today.

One of Cork city’s oldest family-run pubs, Le Chateau is also the only pub in Cork city to be situated on Patrick Street’s main promenade. Established way back in 1793, it’s a huge part of the local history and social scene.

Taking to Facebook to reveal that they’d be reopening their doors to the public after an almost five-month-long hiatus, the pub shared a photo of one of the creamiest pints of plain we ever did see, alongside the caption:

“Breaking news: As of tomorrow afternoon WE ARE BACK!!! Looking forward to seeing everyone.”

Locals have banded together to wish the team luck on their reopening, excited at the prospect of the area returning to some semblance of its former glory. Eoin O’Sullivan, President of the Cork Business Association tweeted to say:

“Best of Luck to the Reidy family who will reopen the famous Le Chateau Bar on Patrick’s st today. This is one of the oldest bars in Cork and was greatly missed on Patrick’s st. Le Chateau has a large outdoor seating area and a great food offering so customers can dine safely.”

Header image via Facebook/Le Chateau

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