McLadden's To Open in Hampden Massachusetts

McLadden's Irish Publick House to open second pub in Hampden MA.

The following is the press release:


McLadden's Irish Publick House to open in Hampden Massachusetts

West Hartford, Connecticut -August 15, 2011 - McLadden Restaurant Group announced today that it will be opening a second McLadden's Irish Publick House in Hampden Massachusetts. Building upon the success of its award winning traditional Irish pub in West Hartford Connecticut, the group will be bringing its unique brand of casual dining and pub atmosphere to the small town environment of Hampden. Construction and renovations have begun and an expected opening date of October 1, 2011 has been announced.  "Hampden provides us with a a fantastic opportunity to take our organization to the next level," stated Michael Ladden, president, McLadden Restaurant Group. " It gives us a chance to bring a traditional Irish Pub model to Western Massachusetts. The timing for us could not have been better." 

McLadden's Irish Publick House in Hampden will feature a combination of traditional Irish dishes, casual American comfort food and all of the signature dishes and entrees that have become staples for the group in West Hartford CT. The Perfect Pour Tap System (TM) is currently being custom designed and installed  and dining customers can expect a wide selection of draught and bottle beers, single malt Scotch as well as wine and spirits. 

The location is on Main Street at the site of the former Blackhorse Tavern. Renovations include the bar, front dining rooms and outdoor patio areas. 

About McLadden Restaurant Group:

McLadden Restaurant Group, headquartered in West Hartford Connecticut is a privately held restaurant and bar company operating under the McLadden's Irish Publick House name. It operates as a traditional Irish Restaurant and Pub. In addition it features live music and broadcasts a wide range of sporting events.

About Hampden Massachusetts (From the Town Website) :

Hampden is a small country town captured by the gentle hills and sloping mountains that surround it. The Scantic River meanders through town and brings reminiscences of the old plowshops, tanneries and blacksmith shops that once edged its shores. The Historical Society, housed in Old Academy Hall, displays the Sunday-go-to-Meeting clothes, diaries and yellowed letters that tell poignant stories of those who once called Hampden home.

Today, new homes dot the hillsides but the population has hovered under 5,000 for many years. This is due in part to its topography and in part to its wetlands, and it is this very feature that has brought to Hampden the Audubon Society's Laughing Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, built around the former home of Thornton W. Burgess, well-known storyteller and author of children's nature books. Young people are very important to Hampden and the town's schools reflect that fact.

Hampden has a volunteer fire department, a town meeting form of government with three elected selectmen, a small post office where people call each other by name and residents or visitors can walk its unsidewalked roads at any hour in complete safety and without fear. All in all, town residents feel it is a place one is reluctant to leave in the morning and relieved to find waiting at the end of the day. Hampden, its citizens feel, is changing yet changeless, quiet yet alert, remembers its past yet ensures its future. The town is a true bit of Americana, residents feel, an oasis in a driven world.

Southwestern Massachusetts, bordered by East Longmeadow on the west; Wilbraham on the north; Monson on the east; and Somers and Stafford, Connecticut, on the south. Hampden is 10 miles southeast of Springfield, 48 miles southwest of Worcester, 82 miles southwest of Boston, and 152 miles from New York City.

Contact: Curt Gemme McLadden Restaurant Group

29 South Main Street Suite B4,

West Hartford, Connecticut 06107

Ph: 860-231-8773