Wetherspoons to open £30m Dublin city centre inn

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon has completed the development of its new pub and hotel in Dublin. A total of 200 full and part-time staff will be employed at the pub and 89-bed hotel, named Keavan’s Port.

The company has invested €27.4m (£24.9m) developing the site in Camden Street Upper and Lower and a further €6m (£5.44m) on the purchase of the property. It's the single largest investment made by Wetherspoon in its 41-year history.

Wetherspoons 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.

All bedrooms will all feature an en suite bathroom, and there will also be accessible bedrooms designed for guests with disabilities, including wet-room facilities.

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

Although there is no official opening date for the pub and hotel - it's subject to a licence being granted - the company is aiming to open the pub on 15 January 2021.

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.”