£1.5m investment to create 50 jobs at White’s Tavern
One of Belfast’s most iconic bars is set to get a £1.5m makeover and create 50 new jobs with the addition of a new beer hall and a licensed fish and chip shop.
White’s Tavern, part of the Clover Group which operates eight of Belfast’s leading hospitality venues, hopes to create a unique and exciting offering, building on the success of its outdoor expansion in 2020.
As well as an authentic Irish beer hall the bar, which dates back to the 1700’s, will be home to the first fully licensed, quality, fish and chip shop in Belfast city centre.
Mark Beirne, above, director of the Clover Group, said, “This investment is testament not only to our confidence in the opportunities that there are within Belfast’s social scene but also to the expertise and skillset within our team, who have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to deliver exemplary experiences for our customers.
“We are privileged to be the guardians of this outstanding Belfast bar, and the additions we have made will ensure that it will be cherished for generations to come.
“This new investment is groundbreaking, maintaining the long-standing traditional fabric of White’s but adding an exciting quality new offering with an authentic beer garden and the first fully licensed fish and chip shop, delivering local Northern Ireland produce from Kilkeel scampi through to North Antrim Lobster.”
With a proven track record of transforming underpower, unused and derelict locations into cutting edge boutique bars and venues the announcement is the latest in a series of investments by the Clover Group in the last two years, including outdoor city centre venues The Bone Yard and Folktown.