Limerick man’s pub rated as best in London

Bryan Fitzsimons (right) with his father Mike and partner Kasia outside Skehans Bar.

A PUB owned by a County Limerick man has been chosen as the best of London’s 3,500 public houses.

Skehans, which is owned by Foynes native Bryan Fitzsimons, was described as “a place of legend in Nunhead” by global hospitality company TimeOut.

In their summary, the competition judges stated: “This pub is as fun as it is friendly. It’s a family-run and independent, a rarity in London.

“It attracts everyone from pensioners to local bands, chic fashion students and troupes of cheerful lads. There’s karaoke, folk-music nights and terrific Thai food too. What more could you want? Perfect Guinness? Well, this a proper Irish pub, so you’re in luck.”

To be selected as Number One from over 3,500 such public houses across London is a wonderful achievement for Bryan, whose family are also owners of famed The Faltering Fullback, close to Finsbury Park.

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