Mel McNally CEO of the Irish Pub Company speaks about the Gastro Pub Trend.
Gastro- is a common English-language prefix derived from the ancient Greek ‘gastros’ meaning stomach … so the recent rise of the Gastro Pubs is no surprise…. One can eat, drink and be merry and not even have to get out of their seat!
In recent years we have witnessed the addition of the Own Door Gastro Pub to hotels all over the world. The Gastro Pub offers a unique opportunity to mix day parts and evening parts, give all generations what they want in one space and make a hotel a go to destination for high quality gastronomic experiences.
It mixes the traditional bar and the modern restaurant and that excites customers. Ideal for entertainment, beverage and food experiences a Gastro Pub is an essential part of any hotels business.
The Gastro Pub creates a single destination, combining a restaurant, bar and lounge while providing areas for entertainment in music and sport. Shannigan’s in the Inn at Dromoland achieves this through its design which is ‘contemporary meets classic with pockets of personality’.
When planning the space the team at the Irish Pub Company and MJ Architecture focused on dividing the venue into smaller zones that differ both in terms of style and scale. Front and centre of the design team’s minds was to create spaces in which atmosphere is applied rather than decoration of a space. Shannigan’s is a prime example of the creative use of space to offer all customers what they want in one venue; exciting the customer and adding value to the hotel.
Mark Nolan, the Managing Director speaks about working with the team at the Irish Pub Company & MJ Architecture:
The Irish Pub Company & MJ Architecture architects and interior designers created a very special “own door” Gastro Pub for The Inn at Dromoland in 2014. The team provided excellent advice on design and went beyond the ordinary by creating dynamic intimate areas with stunning interiors that mixes rustic and contemporary design which bring a warm and sophisticated atmosphere to the venue. Shannigan’s Gastro Pub has added value to the hotel and the design has turned a curious customer into a “loyal” customer. The team delivered the highest quality service and we would highly recommend.
The most important element in our design choices at the Irish Pub Company is that we create authentic experiences. Our Irish Pubs, no matter what style they are: brewery, traditional, gastro, shop, country or modern Irish are not just aesthetically pleasing, our Pubs allow people to escape the ordinary and the every-day.
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