Granny Annie's threatens English pub with legal action over name

A local pub chain has threaten an English bar with legal action if it does not change its name.

Wednesday, 26th July 2017, 4:06 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 12:22 pm
Granny Annies in Derry.

The Granny Annie's group has bars in Derry, Limavady and Belfast.. The group owns five other bars under different names is believed to employ as many as 500 people.

The company is owned by brothers, Willis and Ryan McLaughlin.

The Granny Annie's group threatened its Sunderland namesake with legal action over its use of a variation of the same name and its perceived mimicking of several of the Northern Ireland chain's features.

The Granny Annie's bar in Sunderland opened last week and like its Northern Ireland counterpart, features old furniture attached to the ceiling upside down.

Formerly known as The Smugglers, the owner of Granny Annie's in Sunderland claims to have named the pub after his mother mother Anne Karczewski.