Wetherspoon chain opens €33m pub and hotel in Dublin
The hotel and bar, which will employ 200 full- and part-time staff , takes its name from the history of the local area, with Camden Street Upper and Camden Street Lower previously known as Keavan’s Port as long ago as 1673 .
The €33m spend represents Wetherspoon’s single largest investment in its 41-year history, and the chain has plenty more on the way when it comes its business in the Republic.
Further openings are planned, this year, in Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, with €50m invested in new sites in Dublin city centre alone – including Keavan’s Port and a €9m
Wetherspoon founder and chairman Tim Martin recently told LCN he was on the lookout for new venues on both sides of the border, with plans to have at least 30 pubs throughout Ireland in the coming years.
Asked if the reform of Northern Ireland’s liquor laws could influence his decision making, he said: “Would we open some more premises? Probably. And others probably will too. There’s definitely the potential – certainly in Belfast and probably other places as well.”
Introductory costs of a room at the Keavan’s Port hotel will be €85 from Sunday to Wednesday and €125 from Thursday and Saturday, with that offer staying in place until September 26.
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