Oliver Hughes – Porterhouse Brewing Company & Dingle Distillery

  • After obtaining a law degree from the University or Hertfordshire and discovering a love for local ales and breweries, Oliver moved back to Ireland to open Hartey’s Brewery with his cousin Liam LaHart.  In the meantime Oliver had gone back to study law at Kings Inns where he practised as a criminal barrister from 1989 to 1999.

    In 1989 opened their first pub in Bray then in 1996 their second pub in Temple Bar, 2000 opened Porterhouse Covent Garden, 2003 The Porterhouse North and in 2004 purchased Judge Roy Beans – now Porterhouse Central and Lillies Bordello.

    In 2006 the Porterhouse became invloved in Spanish Tapas Bars and opened the Port House, 2008 Bar Pintxo, 2010 Ibericos and the Port House Douro in 2014.

    In 2011 they opened The Porterhouse New York in Manhattan’s oldest tavern, Fraunces Tavern.

    The Porterhouse Brewery produces approximately 17 million pints per annum. Now distributing in bottle and draught to North America, Scandinavia, Spain and  Italy.

    In 2012 The Dingle Whiskey Distillery, the first purpose built distillery for whiskey was opened in Ireland for over 200 years.

    Oliver has a passion for everything he does which shows in his success.