Kennedy’s Hay Loft Bar on Bridge Street in Strokestown opened its doors last December and since then the new owners have been busy ensuring that visitors feel at home.
The bar, as the name suggests, is a family run business. Gerry and Marilyn Kennedy have previous experience and know what makes a great establishment tick.
Gerry is a proud Strokestown native while Marilyn hails from the lovely Limerick townland of Knocklong. They have three children and the desire to raise the kids in the Roscommon countryside brought them back from successful hospitality careers in Dublin.
Gerry told the Roscommon People earlier this week: “We’re trying to capture the traditional pub feel, as well as keeping that personable experience!”
Gerry is certainly no stranger to the busy but rewarding hospitality sector. “I have worked in Dublin in the hospitality sector while Marilyn has worked in the Berkeley Court Hotel so we know how rewarding it can be,” he said.
One look at the Hay Loft suggests that this is a great place to enjoy a pint or a game of pool. Smooth beers on tap and a friendly atmosphere make it a prime venue for meeting friends and sharing the craic.
Marilyn continued: “We’re trying new things and hopefully offering something different while still offering the traditional atmosphere. A traditional and modern mix.”
The Hay Loft is open every evening during the week and of course normal pub hours at the weekend and is now taking bookings for parties, events and family get-togethers. It aims to be the place where locals from the town of Strokestown and from the surrounding countryside meet and share a drink.
Contact Kennedy’s Hay Loft on 071 9634384 to book your party or special occasion.