Porterhouse’s €6m brewery gives added incentive to shift the pints

Elliot Hughes had to learn the ropes quickly when his father Oliver died. Now he’s opened a music venue on the old Lillie’s Bordello site

29th December, 2019
Porterhouse’s €6m brewery gives added incentive to shift the pints
Elliot Hughes: ‘I had to try to hit the ground running.’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

When Elliot Hughes’s late father Oliver opened The Porterhouse in Temple Bar in 1996, he was years ahead of the craft beer trend that has since become a staple of the Irish pub scene.

Alongside his cousin Liam LaHart, Oliver Hughes had wanted to open a brew pub that would only serve craft beer made in Ireland and overseas. More than two decades on, the business has expanded overseas with two bars in New...

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