So what location factors are important? The following are some of the questions you should ask yourself when looking at a location:
  • Is it in the target market?
  • Does it meet the location requirements?
  • Does it meet the demographic requirements?
  • Does it meet the traffic/footfall requirements?
  • Does it meet the parking requirements?
  • Who will be the competition?
  • Are there special zoning by-laws governing opening hours or noise abatement?
  • Are there any special bylaws relating to the sale of alcohol?

 

Generally, the less desirable the location, the lower the rent will be but that should not always deter you from looking at it.  Sometimes, quirky or unusual locations can work very well for pubs.

Owner Insights
Getting the mix of food and drink right is critical. I don’t know how restaurants with high food sales and low alcohol sales survive.
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Fun Facts

The Irish Pub Concept came about inn 1992 as the result of an initiative by Guinness Brewing Worldwide, who had watched the great growth of Irish Pubs in Europe during the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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