Monthly Archives: March 2016

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23 03, 2016

Quintessential Brands Acquires The Dublin Whiskey Company

International drinks group, Quintessential Brands has announced the acquisition of Dublin Whiskey Company as part of a €10 million investment that will see it build a new Dublin whiskey distillery and visitor experience for its established portfolio of Irish whiskey brands including The Dubliner and The Dublin Liberties.  The development will support up to 55 jobs over the next 18 months.  It also announced the appointment of renowned Irish whiskey distiller Darryl McNally as General Manager and Master Distiller of its Irish whiskey operations. The multi-million euro acquisition includes the historic Old Mill Street building in the heart of the Liberties, which was traditionally the centre of whiskey distillation in Dublin.  The site has full planning permission for a distillery and a unique natural spring water source to be used in the process.   This latest investment follows Quintessential Brands Ireland’s [...]

23 03, 2016

Five Things Pub Operators Need To Do Immediately After St. Patrick’s Day

While everything that happened on St. Patrick's Day and on the days around it are still fresh in people's minds, grab paper and pencil, sit down with your team for thirty minutes and take notes on what went well, what went not so well and what you'd want to change for next year. If your bands were good and guests enjoyed them, rebook them immediately for next year, even paying a deposit if you have to. If the bands were disappointing, use your network to start looking straight away for bands that have a good reputation, and book them as soon as possible. Take the time to send an email or note to any vendors, employees, friends and family who were involved in your successful St. Patrick's Festival thanking them for their contribution. Don't underestimate how much an acknowledgement will [...]

23 03, 2016

Irish pub for sale in Alicante

Irish pub for sale in Villena (Alicante, Spain). Se vende-traspasa pub irlandés en Villena (Alicante, España). Features an original custom-made colonial wood style design. Fully equipped and currently operative. Further information available on request, Phone (+34) 606 098 558. Tiene un diseño original de madera estilo colonial que fue personalizado a medida. El pub está plenamente equipado y en funcionamiento actualmente y se traspasa con el inmueble incluido. Más información Tfno. (+34) 606 098 558.  

3 03, 2016

Is the spirit of Ireland alive in your pub?

Many wonderful and often indefinable ingredients create the unique experience and spirit of an Irish pub, whether it is located in Dublin, Belfast or Belarus. Some of those aspects are easy to instil while others require a little more finesse, patience and prayer. One genuine Irish spirit which encapsulates the heritage, legend and mystical qualities of this green Island is Irish Whiskey. It is the source of much history, legend and tradition. Many Irish whiskeys have lain quietly resting for considerable time (over 30 years in some cases) sealed in wooden barrels patiently waiting to be discovered. This wonderful liquid breathes in its environment and reacts with the cool atmosphere of Ireland. It absorbs history, flavour, character and imparts some of itself to the outside in the form of the “angel’s share” where some of the spirit volume evaporates through [...]

3 03, 2016

The Challenges Facing Irish Pubs & How To Plan For Them

No matter where you operate your Irish Pub globally, the past few years have seen major changes to your business that have not helped your bottom line. Not long ago, having decent food, nice decor, lively music and a few Irish bartenders was a great formula for pleasing guests and delivering a decent profit margin. Today, we have to work a lot harder and smarter to bring guests through the door, impress them with our product and make some money in the process. Our Irish Pub business has changed, and like the rest of the global industry, reasons range from the emergence of new types of competition to the changing tastes and habits of the millennial generation. Additionally, where Irish Pubs were once 'stand-out' for using fresh ingredients and homemade food, all successful restaurants now promote these qualities. Where the [...]

3 03, 2016

Ten Signs That Your Pub Can Make You More Money

Nobody Checks The Difference Between The Product That Is Actually Sold And What The POS System Says That You Sold. Pub operators who monitor and investigate product variance (beer, liquor, wine, meat, poultry, fish, dairy etc.) will usually see a difference of around 2%-3%. Those who don't monitor and investigate will see variance anywhere from 5%-15%. For a pub doing 1.5M, that can represent a loss of around 20K-70K per year.   Labour Cost Is Not Monitored On A Daily Basis. If you're reacting on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis to poorly-controlled labour, you've already lost the money and you're never getting it back. If you monitor daily and someone screws up, you can adjust through the week and recover. Almost guaranteed you will pick up 1%-3% from this process change, and for a pub doing 1.5M, that's a [...]

2 03, 2016

Pub Spotlight: The Bridge 1859

Good food, a unique drinks offering and warm cosy atmosphere is what one can expect upon visiting The Bridge 1859 in the heart of Ballsbridge. In a place where Bellamy's bar once stood, the building has undergone a major transformation both inside and out by the new ownership. The bar is owner operated by Noel Anderson who is also partnered by Irish rugby internationals Rob Kearney, Sean O'Brien, Dave Kearney and Jamie Heaslip. The bar is one hundred metres from Leinster's home ground and event centre the RDS and three hundred metres from the Aviva Stadium. The Bridge has a unique drinks offering in their Pilsner Urquell Tank Beer system which allows them to serve fresh unpasteurised Pilsner Urquell. The beer is delivered straight from the cellars in Plzen, Czech Republic and pumped into four 500 litre tanks. The beer [...]

2 03, 2016

Supplier Spotlight: OL Irish Pubs

OL IRISH PUBS LIMITED, Ireland’s leading Design and Build Company focusing on the recreation of Irish bars throughout the globe. We strive to build community centered public houses that capture the loyalty of your customers with levels of craftsmanship seldom seen today. Two Irishmen walk into a bar Founded by Eamonn Cullen and John Heverin back in 2000, OL Irish Pubs has a hands on management style, either one will take you from first conversation through to completion, no Design department, Production, Manufacturing, Shipping, Installation or Accounts departments, you will speak with either Eamonn or John on all aspects of the project and they in turn will communicate with their team of project managers, designers and site foremen that will be working on your location. This resolves the majority of communication issues that usually crop up along the way. Over [...]