Local school teacher, artist, and former Sonoma Lord Mayor, Larry Murphy, and his late wife Rose, bought Ma Stokled’s pub and renamed it Murphy’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, a.k.a the "pub".
Larry and Rose relocated to a much larger premises just across the alley. Part of the new large space was converted for music and Irish themed plays. The space became known as The Snug.
The Murphy’s decided to turn the pub over to Larry’s good friends Bob Smith and Bill Pollock. During their tenure, Bob and Bill dedicated The Snug to the Rose Murphy Center for Performing Arts.
Bob and Bill felt it was time to give someone new an opportunity to carry on Murphy's legacy. The new owners include a group of local Irish gentlemen, brothers Dermot and Tom Coll, 23-year owners of the Abbey Tavern in San Francisco, and Tom’s business partner Richie Hart.