A note from the management of Under The Hammer which appeared on social media earlier today:
Dear Customers/Friends, with great regret I must inform you that Under the Hammer will not re-open. Holed below the water line and unable to remain afloat. I want to thank you for your support and affection over these many years, lots of memories, so much fun. We were all fortunate to be greeted, served and even educated by a succession of student staff and my thanks and best wishes go to Monica, Isabel, Ela, Paddy, Magnus, Niall, Bara, Iain, Hannah, Kristina, Antoni, Simon, and way back to Julia, Meg, Julie, Theresa, Susan, Richard and many others who played their part.
I have taken my stool home.