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Our latest project in the UK is a very exciting one! Our team are on site this week fitting out and putting the finishing touches to Southport’s newest bar – Punch Tarmey’s.
The concept of Punch Tarmey’s is truly a special one and we have been working with the team behind Punch Tarmey’s for the past few months developing a classical pub which will satisfy today’s customers. The concept takes the very best of old pub culture and integrates it with today’s trends.
Working with our client, Andrew, we have developed a concept based on his great grandfather who was a famous fighter from Ireland – Punch Tarmey.

“My great grandfather grew up in Ireland. He was from a very poor family and in those days when it was a widely accepted sport, he was a bare knuckle fighter in Dublin. He won a fighting tournament and the prize was two tickets to sail to Liverpool, and the equivalent of about £250 in today’s money. Him and his 18 year old wife headed to Merseyside to start a new life.

His life in England was spent between working down the coal pits and bare knuckle fighting. He won many tournaments and became a famous fighter – so much so that he became known as ‘Punch Tarmey’.

“I am very excited to be opening Punch Tarmey’s as part of my development portfolio. It means a lot to me to be able to integrate my family history and such an interesting story of my great grandfather, into an amazing pub.”


Punch Tarmey’s, a new Irish Bar in Southport designed and built by the Irish Pub Company

Speaking about working with the Irish Pub Company. Andrew said:

“I wanted to bring to Southport the best pub I could and I searched widely for the best company for the job. I am working with a team in Dublin to develop a concept that is steeped in heritage and tradition – this will be an exciting venue that offers today’s customer a great time and a reason to socialise.”


Mel McNally, the CEO of the Irish Pub Company and McNally Design who are working with Andrew spoke of the development

“We are delighted to be working with Andrew on this new concept. We have been evolving pub culture through our pub and bar designs worldwide that push boundaries!

“We look forward to developing a classic and exciting concept for the Southport scene. We’re excited to partner with like-minded local investors and operators like Andrew. The location in Southport is an exciting and thriving market and we feel it’s an excellent fit for the concept we are developing.”


Punch Tarmey’s is due to open Friday, December 2nd

The Irish Pub Company and McNally Design International offer full turnkey solutions in food & beverage and hospitality. 



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