The last pint of draft Guinness at Canada’s highest altitude Irish Pub, The Blarney Stone Irish Tavern, was poured on November 1st. After 7 seasons serving up large doses of Irish hospitality to loyal locals, overseas regulars, and ski vacationers alike, owners Paul Doherty and Jude Brunt have decided to sell one of their two venues on the mountain, to focus on their iconic Globe Café & Tapas Bar venue for this coming winter season.
This paves the way for new owner Justin Reid, long time mountain resident & hospitality manager, to transform the old Blarney Stone space to create his vision for a warm & contemporary lounge, future “barcade” with street style food truck dining, and to enhance what is undoubtedly the best patio view on the mountain! Expect a killer view from the patio, the comfort of heating, plants and relaxing furniture, and enjoy an afternoon of aprés-ski vibe at Charley Victoria’s All Day Aprés from the start of the 2020/21 season. Relax at Charleys after your long day out in the safety of the big outdoors, skiing the champagne powder of Big White.
Jude & Paul, who were well known at The Blarney Stone for popular weekly events such as Monday Night Trivia Night, Bluesday Tuesday, Live Music Fridays etc, hope to shift some of those fun times over to Globe Café, as soon as Covid will allow those activities to resume. “While today was obviously tinged with sadness that Blarney will no longer be there to host our Guinness and Whiskey loving guests, we are genuinely thrilled for Justin and his team to follow their dream and to create an awesome new venue for guests of Big White” said Jude.
Justin plans to have Charley Victoria’s renovated and ready to welcome guests from the end of November when the season opens, with some of his larger projects and renovations coming next year. Globe Café & Tapas Bar , just across the road above the Market, is open for local guests for morning coffee, breakfast & lunch and then opens for full dinner service, as soon as the mountain opens.
Jude & Paul & their team raised one final Sláinte to The Blarney Stone, and handed over the keys to Justin and his crew on Monday 2nd November morning. Here's a few memories to keep you going....