New pub is finally opened


PUB operator JD Wetherspoon’s newest pub in Dublin city has opened on the site of a former bank and chapel on Lower Abbey Street and the company has spent €4million developing it.

The new watering hole, called The Silver Penny, was due to open on June 21 but due to a setback, the opening date was pushed back to July 9.

It will be managed by Filip Mordak who was previously at The Forty Foot, a Wetherspoon pub in Dún Laoghaire. The opening hours will be 8am until 11:30pm Monday to Thursday, 8am until 12:30am on Friday and Saturday and 8am until 11pm on Sunday.

The pub will serve food daily from opening until 11pm and will specialise in real ales as well as craft and world beers. It will also cater for families with children welcome until 9pm during the week when accompanied by an adult.

The new-look pub features two bars, with the main bar at ground floor level, serving an impressive two storey space surrounded by a first-floor gallery, with a large roof light.
Manager Filip Mordak said: “Myself and my team are looking forward to welcoming customers, confident we will be a great addition to Dublin.”

The company runs six pubs in Ireland and four in Dublin: The Three Tun Tavern in Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock; The Forty Foot in The Pavilion Centre, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire; The Great Wood at Westend Shopping Park, Blanchardstown and The Old Borough in Swords.


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