The Cotton Mill, Main Street, Portlaw, Waterford POA



  • Established business with enormous potential to be developed
  • Ideal for chef & family
  • Superb property with great character containing 3 Bars. Dining area. Fully Equipped Kitchen. Function Lounge and living accommodation. Beer garden with seating and BBQ.
  • Busy tourist/visitor location with a short drive to the Greenway and the Copper Coast.


The property is located in a prominent position in the town centre. Portlaw is situated 19km north of Waterford City where the river Clodagh meets the river Suir.
Outstanding 7 day licenced premises with character, designed and built to the highest standards (Formerly known as Brett's Bar). The Cotton Mill has a well managed business with an all year round regular and passing trade which is boosted from attendees at events held in nearby Curraghmore Estate and from visiting tourists.
Portlaw is a historical town built in the 19th century. The town was centered around a cotton mill "Mayfield Mill" established by the Malcomson family in 1825. The mill was converted to a spinning factory and in 1932 to a tannery.
The town is surrounded by a beautiful landscape with picturesque forestry, 2 rivers and rich agricultural land.
Curraghmore Estate nestled on the outskirts of the town is the largest private demesne in Ireland with 2,500 acres which include formal gardens, woods and farmland. It is a major tourist attraction and events venue with theatre producations, music concerts, festivals, “Bealtaine” and “Comeragh Wild”. Sporting events include Polo, Point to Point and shooting.
The two storey premises occupies a prime position in the town centre with very good on street parking.
The accommodation comprises of ground floor Public Bar. Main Bar and dining area, Snug Bar.
Commercial kitchen. Cold room. Spirit and mineral store. Lounge. Ladies and Gents Toilets.
Upper floor. Spacious Function Room/Bar, Mezzanine. Kitchen/Living Room. Bedroom, Shower room.

BER Details

BER: D2 BER No.800450744 Energy Performance Indicator:1088.79 kWh/m²/yr

Apartment: G BER No.108231424 Energy Performance Indicator:593.99 kWh/m²/yr


Entrance Porch - m x m

Public Bar - m x m
With raised natural stone fireplace. Wall seating. Bar counter. High ceiling, exposed roof trusses. Opening into the main bar/dining area.

Main Bar/Dining Area - m x m
With counter. Bar display. Tiled floor, stairs to living area.

Snug Bar - m x m
With counter. Separate front door access.

Commercial Kitchen - m x m
Fully equipped.

Mineral/Spirit Store and Cold Room - m x m

Toilets - m x m
Gents and Ladies

Lounge - m x m
Fireplace with solid fuel stove

First Floor Function Lounge - m x m
Function Lounge with stage and bar counter.

Mezzanine - m x m
With wall seating overlooking the public bar.

Kitchen/Living Room - m x m

Bedroom - m x m

Shower Room - m x m

Utility Room - m x m

Beer Garden with seating - m x m
BBQ and yard with side gate access.

Property Agent

  • REA O'Shea O'Toole
  • 11 Gladstone Street, Waterford City, Co. Waterford
  • 051 876 757
  • PSRA Licence No: 003613 /
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