The owners of the popular Bennetts Bar in Portadown have bid farewell after 40 years at the helm.
Tony and Niall Bennett said the time had come to make the change and thanked customers for their “loyalty, friendship and support” over the years.
The Bennett family have been a mainstay in the town for generations, having had “the privilege of providing hospitality in Portadown for over 100 years”.
The bar will be handed over to the Robinson family – owners of McConville’s Bar in the town.
In a statement posted on social media, Tony and Niall, said: “Thank you to all our dedicated bar, kitchen, and door staff who have worked tremendously hard over the years.
“A special thanks to Daphne, Julie, Sam and Richard who provided our delicious food and Glenn our wingman for 28 years. From early mornings to late nights, they have been the backbone and the face of Bennetts.
“Most importantly, we have been extremely fortunate to have the support of you, the incredible people of Portadown and beyond. We are grateful for all the loyalty and generosity you have shown over the years. We have enjoyed seeing familiar faces day to day and being the place where families and friends reconnect every Christmas and New Year.
“As we now call time on this chapter, we would like to wish new owners Anne, Andrew and Claire every health and success in their new venture. Thanks for the memories, Tony and Niall.”