FAIRFIELD, NJ - According to Diane and Lew Lockward, owners of The Fieldhouse Pub located at 31 Passaic Avenue in Fairfield, their establishment was sold yesterday to the owners of Thatcher McGhee's which own Irish pub restaurants in both Denville and Pompton Lakes. The new owners, whose first names are Brendan and Aidan, are originally from Galway, Ireland and they are planning to make major renovations starting immediately; they will be doubling the size of the restaurant and add a thatched roof. The new restaurant is expected to be open this winter by late February or early March just in time for St. Patrick's Day.
"The papers are all signed, sealed, and delivered, along with the keys,"
Both restaurants offer a casual dining area with an attached pub; the decor is based on a traditional Galway home. Thatcher McGhee's first opened in Pompton Lakes in 2006 and then in Denville in 2011. The two locations have similar menus which offer traditional Irish meals and American and Italian salads, sandwiches, entrees, dessert and pizza. They often have live-entertainment and serve brunch on Sundays at 10am.
To get an idea of what the Fairfield location may offer, their other locations have the following information on their websites:
Lew Lockward is a realtor associated with the Fallivene Agency in West Caldwell. He handles rentals, home sales and purchases, as well as restaurant sales and purchases.
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