Much celebrated Irish pub Gibney’s of Malahide is teaming up with fellow Irishman Richard Corrigan to open its first international site in London on 12 March. The pub, run by Tony Gibney and his sons, opened in Dublin in 1937.
Situated in the basement of Corrigan’s Daffodil Mulligan, Gibney’s London aims to bring an authentic Irish pub experience to London. Guests can expect live music from Thursday to Saturday, comedy nights every Wednesday and live sporting events throughout the year. The pub’s two snug booths, available for private hire, will feature screens and seat up to ten guests.
The bar, open daily, will be headed by Tony Gibney’s son Carmac. Eight draft beers will be on offer, including the family’s own brew, Gibney’s Stout, exclusive to Gibney’s London and the Dublin site. A selection of Irish spirits and liqueurs will add to a collection of 120 Irish whiskeys, including some of the oldest and rarest bottles available.
The cocktail list focuses on showcasing Irish spirits, including the ‘Fall Bloom’ with dingle vodka, amaro Montenegro, St Germain and lemon, and ‘Long Way Home’, with Jameson black barrel, orange bitters and poacher’s ginger ale.
Designed by Corrigan, the bar snacks menu will complement the drinks, including dishes such as Durrus (from West Cork) cheese toast with burnt onion and pickled onion chutney, salt chilli chicken with chorizo mayonnaise and rock and native oysters from Britain and Ireland.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be bringing a taste of Gibney’s of Malahide to London in time for St Patrick’s Day. My family have been in the Dublin licence trade for five generations so opening across the pond is a big move for us,” says Tony Gibney. He adds “moving beneath Daffodil Mulligan which was named after the daughter of Biddy Mulligan – a legendary Dublin street seller – made perfect sense.”
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