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Opening time Black Forge Inn bought by Conor McGregor promises 'world class experience' ahead of July opening

The report says the €1.9m paid by McGregor for the Black Forge may be 'slightly out of tone with pricing in the area'

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Conor at the Black Forge Inn

Conor at the Black Forge Inn

Conor at the Black Forge Inn

The Black Forge Inn bought by Conor McGregor last year for nearly €2 million has promised eager punters a “world class experience” when it finally opens its doors next month. 

The Dublin boozer that is located in Crumlin in the middle of McGregor’s Dublin 12 neighbourhood has posted number of tweets suggesting the big day will arrive on July 5.

In the most recent tweet, the pub posted a picture of a bartender serving drinks with the caption: “World Class Cocktails, In A World Class Venue, Using World Class Spirits - The Black Forge - A World Class Experience Coming Soon 05.07.21.”

It was retweeted by McGregor himself who earlier tweeted “Premium Irish Beef, Organic Irish Butter, Proper Irish Whiskey at The Number One Irish Pub! Follow @blackforgeinn journey to opening.”

In February we revealed how the €1.9m paid out by McGregor was close to the €2m estimate industry sources originally told Sunday World the UFC fighter paid for the Black Forge.

The figure was declared in auctioneer Lisney/Morrissey’s Licensed Premises report for 2020, which discloses that 13 pubs sold in Dublin last year for a total of over €41m compared to 16 transactions totalling €57m in 2019.

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Conor McGregor's new pub The Black Forge Inn

Conor McGregor's new pub The Black Forge Inn

Conor McGregor's new pub The Black Forge Inn

The report says the €1.9m paid by McGregor for the Black Forge may be “slightly out of tone with pricing in the Drimnagh/Crumlin area” but reflected “the property’s worth to the individual purchaser as due to their fame and connection to the area will expect to achieve trading levels in excess of general licensed premises”.

McGregor still pays occasional visits to the Black Forge, which is still not open to the public.

He got a plug in for his ‘Proper 12’ brand of whiskey on signage at the pub, with references to it made on several parts of the premises.

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The new Black Forge Inn sign

The new Black Forge Inn sign

The new Black Forge Inn sign

And there is a section called the ‘Bentley Room’, which is for private functions such as 21sts and communions – the Bentley was the previous name of the pub and McGregor also drives a Bentley among his fleet of flash cars.

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Conor's roots are in Crumlin, where he joined the local boxing club before moving as a teenager with his family to Lucan.

But he kept close ties to the Black Forge Inn and regularly visited it down through the years, even lately sponsoring their football club.

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