Stonegate launches Irish pub brand Molloy's

31 January 2011 by
Stonegate launches Irish pub brand Molloy's

Stonegate, the pub company which last year bought 333 pubs from Mitchells & Butlers, has unveiled its first major brand - Irish-themed bar Molloy's.

Stonegate said that nine sites which had previously traded under M&B brand O'Neill's would begin converting to the new brand from the beginning of February.

The refurbishment is expected to take until the middle of the month to complete and will cost a total of £350,000. The nine sites are in: Blackpool, Bury, Blackburn, Bridgend, Bristol, Bath, Colchester, Sutton Coldfield and Watford.

Ian Payne, chairman of Stonegate Pub Company said: "As the newest hospitality group, we're committed to offering the very best in customer service and there's nothing better than the legendary welcome and entertainment that's become synonymous with the Emerald Isle. We're bringing the next generation of Irish bars to the high street by taking the best of O'Neills and adding our own magic."

Molloy's is expected to offer a value-led food and drink selection, including the Flavours of Ireland, a menu showcasing Irish food, with seven dishes costing £2.99 or £3.49 across the pubs nationally.

Dishes include Irish stew, traditional Irish pork sausages served with colcannon mash and the Irish beef burger with cheese and bacon, served with chips. Molloy's will be delivering regular live music across the pubs and will also continue to offer sports viewing.

The investment in the brand coincides with key dates in the Irish and sporting calendar including the Six Nations, St Patrick's Day and the Cheltenham Festival.

"The next few weeks will be an absolute extravaganza at Molloy's - our managers are going all out to make sure their business is the talk of the town," Payne said.

Mitchells and Butlers completes sale of 333 pubs to Stonegate >>

Lovering to step down as Mitchells and Butlers chairman >>

M&B sells 333 pubs for £373m >>

By Neil Gerrard

E-mail your comments to Neil Gerrard here.

If you have something to say on this story or anything else join the debate at Table Talk - Caterer's new networking forum. Go to jobs

Looking for a new job? Find your next job here with jobs

[Newsletters For the latest hospitality news, sign up for our e-mail newsletters.
The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

As a current holder of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, Jacobs Media Group extends its condolences on the passing of Queen Elizabeth ll.

Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking