Wednesday 21 February 2018

Budget UK pub chain Wetherspoon comes to Blackrock

Wetherspoon founder and chairman Tim Martin said that the €3m investment is only the beginning
Wetherspoon founder and chairman Tim Martin said that the €3m investment is only the beginning
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

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.”

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