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  • Registered Users Posts: 697 ✭✭✭ chuky_r_law


    Looks like the word on the street is that the UK chain has taken over Carbon and will convert it to a Wetherspoon's


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 658 jjpep


    bazwraf wrote: »


    That's a pity I guess. Their pubs in the UK tend to be fairly awful holes of places.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 280 ✭✭ Damiencm


    jjpep wrote:
    That's a pity I guess. Their pubs in the UK tend to be fairly awful holes of places.

    jjpep wrote:
    That's a pity I guess. Their pubs in the UK tend to be fairly awful holes of places.


    Not sure I'd go that far.

    Have been to then in Enniskillen and in London (location escapes me). Nothing out of the ordinary in terms of fit-out /clientele. It may be different in more regional type uk towns.

    Reasonably priced food and drink of reasonably decent quality. Serves a purpose.

    Interesting to note that the owner is adamant that its irish pubs will sell no products from the EU post Brexit.. not sure how that will work out for him!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 441 ✭✭ Areas


    jjpep wrote: »
    That's a pity I guess. Their pubs in the UK tend to be fairly awful holes of places.

    I've been to the one in Oban a few times and it's always very pleasant. Nice food and reasonably priced. I think this is a general sweeping statement.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,857 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    jjpep wrote: »
    That's a pity I guess. Their pubs in the UK tend to be fairly awful holes of places.

    It's a good match with the Carbon site then. Might even call it an upgrade for the premises.


  • Registered Users Posts: 629 ✭✭✭ smurf492


    Looks like the word on the street is that the UK chain has taken over Carbon and will convert it to a Wetherspoon's


    Curry and a pint for 6 quid!!! 😊


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,201 ✭✭✭ ongarboy


    Galway's Carbon nightclub is closing to become a Wetherspoons https://jrnl.ie/4726961

    Seemingly still needs to go through planning process but I can't see objections if previous occupier was a nightclub.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,757 ✭✭✭✭ flazio


    smurf492 wrote: »
    Curry and a pint for 6 quid!!! 😊

    But a pint of what exactly? No Guinness, Bulmers(well our version of Magners at least) , Smithwicks, Heineken, Hop House, Rock Shore, local crafts etc.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,456 ✭✭✭ The high horse brigade


    flazio wrote: »
    But a pint of what exactly? No Guinness, Bulmers(well our version of Magners at least) , Smithwicks, Heineken, Hop House, Rock Shore, local crafts etc.

    I can live without any of those generic beers, last time I was in the one they had a nice selection of different IPAs and Pale Ales on tap as well as their own stuff


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,480 ✭✭✭ jh79


    I can live without any of those generic beers, last time I was in the one they had a nice selection of different IPAs and Pale Ales on tap as well as their own stuff

    And they sell cans and bottles of craft beer really cheap too.

    Good whiskey selection too. A double is only 2 euro extra so a good whiskey that costs say 8 euro would only cost a tenner for a double.


  • Registered Users Posts: 310 ✭✭ Osborne


    flazio wrote: »
    But a pint of what exactly? No Guinness, Bulmers(well our version of Magners at least) , Smithwicks, Heineken, Hop House, Rock Shore, local crafts etc.

    Why wouldn't they serve Heineken or Bulmers? They'll also stock the likes of Coors Light, Stella, San Miguel and Carlsberg.

    The alternative beers are much nicer anyway.


  • Registered Users Posts: 658 ✭✭✭ Breaston Plants


    Damiencm wrote: »
    Not sure I'd go that far.

    Have been to then in Enniskillen and in London (location escapes me). Nothing out of the ordinary in terms of fit-out /clientele. It may be different in more regional type uk towns.

    Reasonably priced food and drink of reasonably decent quality. Serves a purpose.

    Interesting to note that the owner is adamant that its irish pubs will sell no products from the EU post Brexit.. not sure how that will work out for him!!

    The Irish outlets will serve products from within the EU, only the UK outlets are stopping selling them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 910 ✭✭✭ Psychlops


    Oh god & Rekorderlig !! In a pub! In Galway! See ya Kopparberg! :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,148 ✭✭✭ Lewis_Benson


    Finally somewhere accessible, which will have cask ale.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,148 ✭✭✭ Lewis_Benson


    flazio wrote: »
    But a pint of what exactly? No Guinness, Bulmers(well our version of Magners at least) , Smithwicks, Heineken, Hop House, Rock Shore, local crafts etc.

    Pints of tastey cask ales.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,858 ✭✭✭ Guffy


    Is there a price list anywhere for the irish outlets?

    How does he plan to run a pub that doesnt serve Guinness in ireland?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,757 ✭✭✭✭ flazio


    Osborne wrote: »
    Why wouldn't they serve Heineken or Bulmers? They'll also stock the likes of Coors Light, Stella, San Miguel and Carlsberg.

    The alternative beers are much nicer anyway.

    The owner says he doesn't want to sell EU brewed drinks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,457 ✭✭✭ Laviski


    competition will be welcome, the low price model and place is going to be be pretty big.

    may put others to stop hiking their prices especially come race week.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,457 ✭✭✭ Laviski


    i think the weathspoons info can stay in its own thread
    https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2057997104

    keep this for opening/closing.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 310 ✭✭ Osborne


    flazio wrote: »
    The owner says he doesn't want to sell EU brewed drinks.

    Yes, in the UK branches, not here. I was in the Abbey Street one in Dublin today and served all the drinks I listed (I could be wrong on the Bulmers though - it could have been the UK one).

    If you download the app, you can see the menu, I can't find a copy to put up here.


  • Registered Users Posts: 977 ✭✭✭ cfeeneyinterior


    Osborne wrote: »
    Yes, in the UK branches, not here. I was in the Abbey Street one in Dublin today and served all the drinks I listed (I could be wrong on the Bulmers though - it could have been the UK one).

    If you download the app, you can see the menu, I can't find a copy to put up here.

    https://www.zomato.com/dublin/the-three-tun-tavern-wetherspoons-blackrock/menu


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,137 ✭✭✭✭ Geuze


    Dublin city centre outlet - photos of menus:

    https://imgur.com/a/qv3CgqI


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,680 ✭✭✭ tHE vAGGABOND


    Worked near the one in Blackrock and it was great. Most of the usual drinks served everywhere a quid or two cheaper; food perfectly fine, a few quid cheaper.

    A good alternative to rip off Ireland. If you're too fancy to go in, and happy paying 2 euro more for Guinness or lager, then don't go in and spend more on each drink somewhere else! Simples!


  • Registered Users Posts: 687 ✭✭✭ topcat77


    I don't know what the fuss is. Wetherspoon's have a place in the market. i can't see it adversely affecting the Galway pub scene.

    I hope it goes ahead.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,999 ✭✭✭ the whole year inn


    Just back from Bristol where I was in one for 3 or 4 hours, Handy place for food and pints .


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,843 ✭✭✭✭ Fitz*


    I think it will be good for Galway. No harm to have places serving the same drinks for €2 cheaper.

    Some 'big-name' pubs already think they can charge Dublin prices in Galway, so to bring some competition in and force them to rethink it can only be a good thing.

    I can think of one pub in particular that came into Galway in the last few years with competitively priced drink, served to a great standard with proper branded glasses etc and made a killing. Every sport shown on every screen. There were queues to enter on a Sunday day!! Then the model changed to poorer standard drink, standard unbranded glasses (which ruins the pint) and increased prices by a good bit. The sport on offer now is more niche and the crowd that used to queue to enter has left. Mainly is stags & hens from a weekend, from what I can see.


  • Registered Users Posts: 67 ✭✭✭ RainNeverBow


    My mother was born in a Whetherspoons. How dare anyone say anything negative about it?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,137 ✭✭✭✭ Geuze


    topcat77 wrote: »
    I don't know what the fuss is. Wetherspoon's have a place in the market. i can't see it adversely affecting the Galway pub scene.

    I hope it goes ahead.

    Yes, me too.

    Great range of drinks, good value.

    Free mixers with spirits.

    Double spirit for just 2 euro extra.

    Jameson for 3.75 / 5.75.

    Meal + drink deals, great value.


    Some other Irish pub chains receive huge discounts from brewers for volume purchases, but do not pass it on, giving them 80% gross profit margins.

    At least JD WS pass on the bulk purchase discount to their customers.

    Some Irish pubs expect 30% net profit margin, Spoons make 7.8%.


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