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Wetherspoon set to open up to 30 pubs in Irela 7 years 10 months ago #13

i feel this personally has the chance to shake up the pub market a la Lidl/Aldi did with the supermarkets.

It will be interesting to see how it pans out.

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Wetherspoon set to open up to 30 pubs in Irela 7 years 10 months ago #14

Chawke's pubs are premium suburban locations.[/quote:34ua1erd]

At €22M for a pub, they'd wanna be. <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: -->

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Wetherspoon set to open up to 30 pubs in Irela 7 years 10 months ago #15

Matt Cooper conducted a bizarre interview on The Last Word earlier during which he questioned if Irish drinkers would accept the lack of choice in a UK chain.

He seemed to be under the impression that they were tied to one brewery. He noted that Irish people like a choice of stout, Guinness, Murphy's or even Beamish and a selection of lagers such as Heineken, Carlsberg, Budweiser. He then wondered aloud what would a Guinness drinker think if he was instead offered *pause* "ALE!"

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Wetherspoon set to open up to 30 pubs in Irela 7 years 10 months ago #16

My God, any respect I had for Matt Cooper is gone now. Seriously, do a little research. A quick google was all he needed to do.

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Wetherspoon set to open up to 30 pubs in Irela 7 years 10 months ago #17

Typical radio presenter's attitude to beer. Any time a craft brewer is on the inevitable questions are "Is this like a Guinness?" or "So this is your variation of Smithwicks?". <!-- s:roll: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt=":roll:" title="Rolling Eyes" /><!-- s:roll: --> <!-- s:roll: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt=":roll:" title="Rolling Eyes" /><!-- s:roll: -->

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Wetherspoon set to open up to 30 pubs in Irela 7 years 10 months ago #18

When Grainne, Sally and Claire were on Today FM recently, the presenter pretty much summed micro brewing up as "being made using a bathtub and some rubber hose"

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