Pat Liddy Walking Tours has teamed up with Bewley’s to launch a unique walking tour of the iconic Bewley’s Café on Grafton St, Dublin.
Pat Liddy’s walking tours have been exploring the sights of Dublin for over a decade and will now offer visitors and Dubliners alike the chance to discover the heritage of Bewley’s Grafton St in a one of kind experience.
Bewley’s Grafton street reopened in late 2017 following an extensive, three year refurbishment. Visitors on the walking tour will get the chance to explore the fully restored elements of the original café, including the Harry Clarke windows, ten open fireplaces, and the Egyptian-motifed façades on Grafton St and Johnson’s Court.
The interior is a treasure trove of art and sculpture, and recent additions include stained glass art from Pauline Bewick and Jim Fitzpatrick as well as sculptures from Paddy Campbell and Eamonn Ceannt. Following the tour, guests will complete their evening with a Bewley’s tea or coffee and choice of sticky, cherry or almond bun freshly baked in the on-site craft kitchen.
Cól Campbell, Managing Director of Bewley’s Grafton Street, said: “As well as new customers we see second, third and fourth generation customers here every day and when I see customers looking at a sign about a piece of art or an artefact I want to stop and tell them all about it. Everything in this building has a story. After the refurbishment we heard from so many customers that wanted to share their stories too. The history of the building and our customers stories has helped shape our tours.”
The walking tours are priced €14 and available to book book online at https://www.bewleys.com/ie/cafetour.