The first Wetherspoon pub in Ireland opened its doors in Blackrock, Co Dublin today, creating 60 jobs.
The Three Tun Tavern, Co Dublin, opened in the former Tonic Bar at Temple Road in Blackrock, decked out with a library and commissioned Irish art.
Controversially for some Irish drinkers, the pub will not be selling Guinness, however Irish beers Beamish and Murphy will be sold there.
A spokesperson for the chain said: “We couldn’t agree on a price with Diageo.”
The pub, which has a reputation for its cheap drink and plain decor, is offering its cheapest pint for €3.75.
Bottomless coffees for €1.50 may also prove to draw in customers coming in for breakfast from 8am. Some customers however, may not take so readily to the wine on tap.
More branches of the British pub are due to open in Dun Laoghaire in Dublin and Cork. The chain plans to open as many as 50 pubs here.