This time last year we invested in an Irish Pub in Florida & what a whirlwind of a year it's been. We were very lucky to enter into a business with an existing loyal customer base which we are very grateful for, they are the butter to our bread! Over the last year we have been busy refreshing our pub & adding our own Irish stamp to it, we have been doing this in the old school way, as we go, when we have time, when funds allow us to move forward. As a designer it has been a great insight.... designing to suit your budget, getting the most bang for your buck, making the best of what you've got, enhancing, planning forward, investing cleverly in your business to move the business on ...all whilst keeping those tills ringing!This is something we have noticed thru our Love Irish Pub's online store... not every Irish Pub Owner has huge sums of cash to invest, lots of our customers are not super large Irish Pubs but local neighbourhood bars, people doing their best, making a living & hopefully enjoying the ride as they go! One thing I've learned is it's getting that balance right, investing in the right things...simple changes can have a huge impact.
The best single thing we have invested in this year, without a doubt has been beautiful authentic Irish Pub Furniture,handmade in Ireland & shipped across the Atlantic to us here in Florida. Authenticity is king & changing out our existing furniture to the 'real deal'...Irish Pub furniture literally transformed our pub overnight! Gone was the cookie cutter pub furniture, so light you could lift it with one finger & in came our hand-crafted, made to order, made to last, Irish Pub furniture. Sure, shipping across the Atlantic costs a bit & takes a little longer but.....It was worth every penny.
If you are thinking of opening an Irish Pub or renovating what you have contact us, we'd love to talk to you. We can help you with everything from purchasing Irish Pub furniture, Irish Pub Bric a Brac , mosaic flooring, Irish Pub Design & Build & much more. Between us we have lots of hands-on experience & know the challenges you can face.We wouldn't change this last year for anything, we have worked hard, seen results, enjoyed ourselves, made new friends, met some fantastic people & lets face it....The Florida sun isn't to bad either!
With Christmas just around the corner here are some old Guinness ads & images from years gone by, to put you in a festive mood.
We love Guinness ads, they are so clever & beautifully done.Irish drinks are particularly suited to this time of year, hot whiskeys & Irish Coffees, a nice creamy pint of Guinness or a gorgeous Baileys... tucked in a cosy Irish Pub beside by a roaring fire.How we love Christmas...get yourself a nice pint, a cosy Christmas jumper & some Christmas cheer!!Love Irish Pubs!!! Love your Pub!!!♥
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