Another Wetherspoons bar is soon to open in Dublin city centre
Wetherspoons now has 11 outlets in the Republic of Ireland, either already opened or currently in development.
Pub operator JD Wetherspoon has completed the purchase of HQ Bar and Restaurant, located in Hanover Quay on Grand Canal Square in Dublin.
The property has been purchased from owner Fulminis Limited for an undisclosed sum.
It has not yet been decided whether to open the pub immediately or to redevelop the site, subject to planning permission.
When it does open, it will become the third Wetherspoons outlet in Dublin city centre. The Silver Penny currently operates on Lower Abbey Street and Keavan’s Port Hotel, which will incorporate an 89-bedroom hotel on Camden Street, is scheduled to open in 2020.
Commenting on the pub chain’s most recent purchase, Wetherspoon chairman, Tim Martin, said: “We are delighted to have purchased the HQ Bar and Restaurant and look forward to reopening it as a Wetherspoon.
“It is an excellent property in a superb location and we are confident that it will enjoy great success as a Wetherspoon pub.”
Wetherspoons also runs pubs in Blackrock, Dún Laoghaire, Blanchardstown, Swords, Carlow and Cork and has sites in Waterford and Galway which are to be redeveloped in due course.