Beannchor opens £1m Lisburn venue in former Wetherspoon's

L-R: Conall Wolsey, director, Beannchor; Tim Herron, operations manager, Beannchor and Nicky McCollum, development director, Lisburn Square.

BELFAST-based hospitality group Beannchor has completed work on its new £1 million venue in Wetherspoon’s former Lisburn pub.

The group behind The Merchant and Bullitt hotels has created 30 jobs in The Lark.

The two floor venue, which opens on Friday (December 10), mirrors Beannchor’s well-known Cathedral Quarter pub The Dirty Onion, with a fully heated and covered outdoor area.

The upper level is taken up by the group's second ‘Yardbird' restaurant.

Beannchor director, Conall Wolsey, said The Lark reinforces the group’s commitment to further enhancing Lisburn’s growing hospitality scene.

It follows the £4m Haslem hotel, opened last year, and the Little Wing outlet, which has been open since 2017.

From operating our two other establishments – Haslem and Little Wing pizzeria, we know the demand for premium food and beverage and leisure experiences continues to grow,” said the director.

“The Lark’s offering will appeal to a wide audience – from young professionals who are looking for somewhere to enjoy live music, food and an extensive drinks list without having to travel into Belfast, to families who are seeking a suitable dining option that will keep everyone happy.”

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