Wetherspoon to open £28m pub & hotel in Dublin

Wetherspoon is opening its new pub and 89-bed hotel, named Keavan’s Port, in Dublin on 16 August, creating 200 full and part-time jobs.

The company has invested £23.4m developing the site in Camden Street Upper and Lower and a further £5.1m on the purchase of the property. It is the single largest investment made by Wetherspoon in its 41-year history.

Wetherspoon has developed a series of eight Georgian townhouses (seven of which are protected), a chapel and added a substantial modern extension featuring a 12-metre-high glazed atrium.

The pub offers 9,000 square foot of customer space over two floors plus a 3,800 square foot garden across two enclosed courtyards.

The 89 bedrooms will all feature an en suite bathroom. There will also be accessible bedrooms designed for guests with disabilities, including wet-room facilities.

The pub will be managed by Filip Mordak, who has worked for Wetherspoon since 2007 and has previously managed two Wetherspoon pubs in Ireland, The Forty Foot in Dun Laoghaire and The Silver Penny in Dublin.

Chief executive John Hutson said, “We are delighted to have completed the development of Keavan’s Port. We believe that the pub and hotel will be a great asset to Dublin and will hopefully act as a catalyst for other businesses to invest in the city.”