Pubs going bust


#446

Heineken. No longer refreshing the ports other beers cannot reach.


#447

Spoken like a true (Dort-Loine) native!


#448

Heineken keeps poker face despite £60m Wetherspoon blowback

irishtimes.com/business/agri … -1.2033442


#449

God bless the simple auld Heino execs in Ireland…wouldn’t be used of dealing in a competitive environment!


#450

the good people have also lost access to Fosters. I’m not sure how we’ll survive…


#451

crazy numbers

just had a look at their website, amazing value

I hope wetherspoons do to the VFI what Aldi/Lidl did to Tesco and co


#452

We’ll survive just fine. No one here gives a X X X X about Fosters anymore. :open_mouth:


#453

Drink beer instead? BD


#454

Ah now, I enjoy Fosters. I saw the menu on boards, they have Goose Island, form the US, for under 3 Euro. That’s impressive.


#455

First Diageo, now heineken. It looks like they will end up only selling craft beers. I hope that they get to open a pub in Dublin city centre.


#456

+1
You’d be hard pressed to buy it in Chicago for less -
Budweiser bought them out or at least 50% a while ago so I guess that’s helped them with distribution. (Honkers ale and the IPA are my favourites)

Fun fact: Goose Island in Chicago is called that because the Irish migrants who lived there kept geese


#457

Muldowneys in Rathcoole closed during the week. It appears that the bank called time on them.


#458

The Irish Times completely out of touch here. There is nothing controversial about JWD’s pricing policy. Cheaper booze has been central to its model from the get go.


#460

Pub chain Wetherspoon to invest €4m in Dublin’s Camden Hall Hostel

independent.ie/business/iris … 36560.html


#461

Saw some photos of Wetherspoons, apparently open, at old 40 Foot location in DL on facebook. Their website says 22 hours to go, so may have been a preview.


#462

Was in the Tree Tun in Blackrock a few weeks ago, they were having a craft beer week. As part of this you could order a selection of 3 x 1/3 pints of craft beers served on a nice wooden tray for €2.50 - very tasty and I liked the bar enough.

DL is about the same distance from where we live, about 20 mins walk, so looking forward to checking out the 40 foot as well :slight_smile:

Ironically, I’ve pretty much only drank Heineken since I was 18 and then Guinness for the last 5 years… although I have been trying craft beers regularly enough from the supermarkets for a while… so not overly fussy XD


#463

Wetherspoon to spend €50m opening 30 new Irish pubs

irishtimes.com/business/agri … -1.2050425


#464

Is there a sea view from the 40 foot ?
Haven’t been there in well over a decade, so can’t recall.

Was in Wetherspoons in Blackrock on Saturday.
Quite busy.
Also noted that I was one of the very few not eating.


#466

irishtimes.com/business/agri … -1.2055095

how much is a Beamish in JDW? It’s cheap as it is (a much underrated beverage)


#467

Seems like Heineken are doing their sums as follows: Cost of lost sales to Wetherspoon vs diluting of premium brand in Ireland as other pubs drop prices to compete, esp. as Wetherspoon expand nationally