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Business Declines At Dublin Pub Doheny & Nesbitt

Published on Aug 11 2020 10:07 AM in Pub/Bar/Nightclub tagged: Trending Posts / Doheny & Nesbitt / Swigmore Inns Ltd

Business Declines At Dublin Pub Doheny & Nesbitt

Dublin pub Doheny & Nesbitt has said that it has experienced a major decline in business due to the lack of office workers and tourists in the area as result of the COVID-19 crisis.

A spokesperson for the pub, which is located on the capital's Baggot Street and which was permitted to reopen on June 29 because it serves food, told The Irish Times, "We always had a huge food trade because of the offices around here, which is now practically gone. A lot of places around here are suffering.

"We are open, it is a bonus that we are open, you just have to take it day by day."

"No Demand"

The spokesperson added, "Business is slow. There is no demand there because there are no people...footfall is down a lot. We don't have a busy lunch trade like we used to have due to office workers not being around.

"There are no tourists around, so we have no footfall from the Merrion, Conrad, Fitzwilliam and Shelbourne hotels. We are losing out on all of that as well."

Previous Years' Profits

During the year that ended on January 30, 2020, the company that operates Doheny & Nesbitt, Swigmore Inns Ltd, made €269,290 in profits. The previous year, it made profits of €237,781.

© 2020 Hospitality Ireland – your source for the latest industry news. Article by Dave Simpson. Click subscribe to sign up for the Hospitality Ireland print edition.

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