JDW to open pub following €3m investment

By Nikkie Sutton

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Big investment: JDW has pumped millions into an Irish venue (image: Ian S, Geograph)
Big investment: JDW has pumped millions into an Irish venue (image: Ian S, Geograph)
Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is set to open a new site in Carlow, Ireland, after a €3m (£2.6m) investment alongside the creation of 65 new jobs.

The pub, which will be called the Tullow Gate and will open next month (1 May), will be managed by Damien McConomy who was previously at JDW’s first pub in Ireland – the Three Tun Tavern in Blackrock.

The Tullow Gate will open from 8am until 11.30pm Monday to Thursday, from 8am until 12.30am on Friday and Saturday and from 8am until 11pm on Sunday. Alcohol will be served from 10.30am Monday to Saturday and from 12.30pm on Sunday. Food will be served throughout the day from opening until 11pm every day.

Drinks offer

The new site will specialise in real ales, alongside craft and world beers with a wide range of different draught ales, and bottled beers from local and regional brewers.

It will be open for family dining with children accompanied by an adult in the pub until 9pm throughout the week. The pub will also be wheelchair accessible and have specially adapted and ambulant toilet.

The first-floor roof external terrace, accessed via summer doors through the first-floor bar, has a partially covered pergola and retractable sun awning and semi-covered booth seating.

Community addition

Manager Damien McConomy said: “Myself and my team are looking forward to welcoming customers into the pub and we are confident it will be a great addition to the Carlow community.”

This follows news in November last year that JDW was considering more new sites in Ireland​ to add to its pub portfolio.

At the time, chairman Tim Martin said the company would continue to look for venues.

"We have enjoyed great success with our existing five pubs in the Republic of Ireland, and are pleased that we now have three new sites in development," Martin said.

"We will continue to look for other sites.”

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