Budget UK pub chain Wetherspoon comes to Blackrock
The JD Wetherspoon bar group has announced its plans to purchase its first bar in Ireland.
The Watford-based firm has exchanged contracts to acquire the Tonic Bar in Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock.
Deal completion is expected in the next ten days but, according to Wetherspoon, the new-look pub won’t open its doors until April next year.
Wetherspoon founder and chairman Tim Martin said that the €3m investment is only the beginning.
“Our aim is to invest up to €50m million in the Republic of Ireland over the next five to ten years, opening between 10 and 20 pubs,” he said.
“Each pub will create approximately 50 jobs.”