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The innovator, the foodie and the mixologist - the pubs that added a new flavour to survive

Shawn Pogatchnik talks to three enterprising publicans about the ways they stand out from the crowd, and what reopening means for them

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Head chef and owner Fergus Murphy of Murph's Gastro Pub at the Derragarra Inn in Butlersbridge, Co Cavan

Head chef and owner Fergus Murphy of Murph's Gastro Pub at the Derragarra Inn in Butlersbridge, Co Cavan

Head chef and owner Fergus Murphy of Murph's Gastro Pub at the Derragarra Inn in Butlersbridge, Co Cavan

Right now, every pub is searching for a path to survival.

Many of the strongest players work from premises built or expanded during the post-crash years. Others have developed features to stand out from the crowd.

Review spoke to three publicans about how they have grown - and plan to keep standing.