Pat Nolan Blog

Licensed wisdom XXVI 

-- a collection of notable quotes

“Pubs are human places; they’re ‘relatable’ places in a hi-tech world. They’re authentic and individual, not formulaic, providing the customer with ‘a good gut-feel’ about them. Ultimately, pubs are about people.” – Pól Ó Conghaile, Travel Editor with the Irish Independent, at the LVA Conference on ‘Your Pub’s Future’.

 

“Visitors want to know where the locals go and what’s more local than a pub?” – Pól Ó Conghaile, Travel Editor with the Irish Independent, at the LVA Conference on ‘Your Pub’s Future’.

 

“Irish pubs have come quite late to the table when it comes to food. The culture of eating in pubs is more akin to the US and UK at present.” – Pól Ó Conghaile, Travel Editor with the Irish Independent, at the LVA Conference on ‘Your Pub’s Future’.

 

“There are 29 pubs closing every week in the UK. Is this generation shunning pubs? Is social media killing the pub? Certainly, the lines are being blurred between drinking houses and food-led pubs.” – Dubliner John Nugent, Founder and Chief Executive of Green & Fortune Group in London, speaking at the LVA Conference on ‘Your Pub’s Future’. 

 

“We wanted our cocktail bar to be devoid of pretension. We wanted to serve great cocktails with no bullshit.” – Jack McGarry of New York’s Dead Rabbit Irish pub which was twice voted World’s Best Cocktail Bar and once the World’s Best Bar, speaking to the LVA Conference on ‘Your Pub’s Future’ recently.

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