County Limerick Bakehouse that catered for Kim and Kanye goes on the market

Aine Fitzgerald


Aine Fitzgerald


The Bakehouse Restaurant in Bruff which has catered for many fine-diners including Kim Kardashian and Kanye West has gone on the market

The Bakehouse Restaurant in Bruff which has catered for many fine-diners including Kim Kardashian and Kanye West has gone on the market

A COUNTY Limerick restaurant which has catered for A-list stars Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Caroline Kennedy and the late Dolores O’Riordan has been put on the market.

After “12 wonderful years” the proprietor of the award-winning Old Bakehouse Restaurant in Bruff has decided to sell the landmark property to pursue other interests.

“I feel that now is the time for me to make a change of direction in my career. I would like to thank our loyal customers, the people of Bruff and the surrounding towns and villages for all their support over the years,” Mr Hehir told the Leader this week.

The premises, which includes overhead accommodation, is located in the heart of the town of Bruff and overlooks the magnificent river and park.

Over the course of his 12 years at the helm, Mr Hehir catered for more internationally recognised faces than one would expect to, in a rural Irish town.

On June 21, 2013 the daughter of the late president of the United States John F Kennedy, visited her ancestral family home in the town.

While in the town Caroline Kennedy dined on lunch prepared by the team at the Bakehouse.

In May 2014 while honeymooning in Castle Oliver outside Ardpatrick, reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her husband, rapper Kanye West tucked into a Taste of Ballyhoura picnic prepared by Maurice Hehir of The Old Bakehouse.

The late rockstar Dolores O’Riordan who sadly passed away in January also enjoyed a quiet lunch on occasion at the Bakehouse with family and friends.

“I have always been supported  by a great team of colleagues here at the Bakehouse and that is always why we have been a success,” Maurice explained.

“A sale like this takes quite an amount of time so we will continue to trade as normal with the highest of standards. When the eventual sale takes place, any outstanding vouchers that have not been redeemed will be honoured in full by the new owners,” Maurice continued.

The sale is being handled by Dooley Group Auctioneers.  “The property is currently trading, is in excellent condition and enjoys impressive turnover figures,” the property description states.

It is adjacent to all the essential amenities the town has to offer such as shops, bars, restaurants, takeaways, bank, primary school, and post office.

The ground floor consists of a dining area, bar, kitchen, two stores and vegetable area.

The first floor consists of living, dining and kitchen and the second floor consists of two double bedrooms.

Viewing of this property is by appointment only.