Beannchor turns down the noise in £500k pub revamp

It’s oh so quiet in the rejuvenated Cloth Ear bar in the group’s five-star Merchant Hotel in Belfast

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor @gnelis
9th June, 2019
Conall Wolsey, director of Beannchor, said the business had become ‘stronger, more structured and more bottom line-focused’ as a result of having soame of its borrowings sold to Goldman Sachs during the crash Pacemaker

It has grown its business through opening lively, noisy bars and restaurants. But the North’s largest hospitality group is focusing on the gentle art of conversation at its most recently revamped property.

Beannchor, which is owned by the Wolsey family, has invested £500,000 in the refurbishment of the Cloth Ear, the Victorian-style bar in the five-star Merchant Hotel in Belfast.

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