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The Windrose Bar and Restaurant in Carrickfergus Closes After 22 Years of Service

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Carrickfergus, a town known for its history and scenic beauty, recently bid farewell to one of its beloved establishments. The Windrose Bar and Restaurant, a fixture in the local dining and social scene for 22 years, announced its closure, citing challenging conditions in the hospitality industry as the reason for its decision.

Gary, the owner of The Windrose, shared the news with a heavy heart, acknowledging the difficult times the industry has faced in recent years. “It is with deep regret and sadness that we have decided to close The Windrose Bar and Restaurant,” he said. “Conditions in the hospitality industry have made it increasingly difficult over the last number of years, causing us to take this decision.”

The Windrose has been a gathering place for locals and visitors alike, offering a warm atmosphere, delicious food, and live entertainment. Its closing marks the end of an era for many who have fond memories of celebrating special occasions or simply enjoying a night out with friends and family at the establishment.

On their facebook page, Gary expressed his gratitude to the staff who have worked at The Windrose over the years. “We would like to thank all our staff, past and present, for their dedicated service over the past 22 years,” he said. The dedication and hard work of the employees contributed to the restaurant’s success and helped create a welcoming environment for guests.

Gary also extended his appreciation to the loyal customers who have supported The Windrose throughout the years. “Finally, thank you to all our loyal customers over the years!” he said. It’s clear that the sense of community and the relationships built within the walls of The Windrose will be cherished memories for many.

As the hospitality industry continues to navigate challenging times, the closure of The Windrose serves as a reminder of the impact that such businesses have on their communities. The loss of this beloved bar and restaurant leaves a void in Carrickfergus, but the memories created there will endure.

Residents of Carrickfergus and fans of The Windrose are encouraged to share their favourite memories of the establishment and to continue supporting other local businesses as they navigate the uncertain landscape of the hospitality industry.



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