Wicklow restaurant announces closure due to 'soaring' energy and produce costs

By Fiona Frawley

September 27, 2022 at 3:34pm

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"With immediate effect".

The Mariner Bar and Eathouse in Wicklow Town have announced their immediate closure, after two years in business.

The bar and grill cited the ever-rising costs of energy and produce as reasons for the closure, which they announced not long after Budget 2023 was revealed earlier today. You can read about the budget and the impact it will have on Ireland's hospitality industry HERE.

The statement, shared on their Instagram reads:

We have decided that we will be closing with immediate effect. With the prices of energy and produce constantly soaring we have made the difficult decision to close our doors.

Just want to say a massive thank you to every single person that crossed the doors in the last 2 years. The support from day 1 has been unbelievable. I am super proud of what I achieved here at “The Middle Shop” and will be back in some capacity but it will be when the world is in a bit of a better condition!

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Sadly, we're hearing of more and more businesses closing across the country as a result of the cost of living crisis. In the wake of the pandemic, the hospitality industry has been faced with a conveyor belt of difficulties - closures and restrictions with little to no notice as we worked our way through the various lockdowns, staff shortages post-covid, and now the surging cost of pretty much everything needed to run a restaurant.

Hopefully we will see The Mariner back in some capacity, as they allude to in their post - but we fear this won't be the last closure announcement we cover.

Header image via Instagram/themarinerbarandeathouse 

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