Our Story

The History Of McCambridge’s

1920 - 1940
1922 – George McCambridge worked for James McGlade and Co., a wholesale wine and spirit merchant in Belfast. March 1922 – George McCambridge got the job of manager of Powell’s, the Four Corners in Shop Street, Galway. 3rd July 1925 – George McCambridge in partnership with Mr. Brennan opened McCambridge, Brennan and Co as a “high class grocery, provision, wine and spirit establishment” at 38 Shop Street Galway. 1930’s – George bought out Mr. Brennan and the shop was changed to McCambridge’s Ltd. 1934/35 – George’s younger brother Malachy came to work for George. 1939 – The whole premise was renovated.
1950 - 1980
1950 – George’s son Pat joined the business. 1952 – George decided to close the bar but they continued to deal in spirits and some wine. 1955 – George bought the premise outright from Mrs Denise Draw. 1969 – The shop underwent a major renovation. 1972 – The shop underwent another major renovation to modernise the premises. 1972 – McCambridges opened the first off-licence in Galway.
1980 - 2000
1981 – Part of the premises in Bowling Green was bought and used as a store. 1986 – Pat’s son Eoin joined the business. 1989 – The rest of the premises in Bowling Green was bought and the wholesale business moved there. Late 1980’s – Eoin computerised the wholesale business. 1996 – Natalie, Pat’s youngest daughter started the gift hamper business. 1997 – Norma Pat’s daughter came to work in the business to help continue to modernise the technology. 1998 – A major upgrade of the premises was carried out in 1998. 1998 – The made-to-order sandwich bar and the salad bar was added. 1999 – The retail business was fully computerised.
2000 - Today
2000 – McCambridge’s launched their first website. 2002 – Natalie returned to run the off-license. 2008 – Tills and IT systems were upgraded. 2010 – The kitchen was upgraded, adding a hot food counter and outdoor seating. June 2012 – Upstairs at McCambridge’s opened.
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Meet The McCambridge’s

Pat McCambridge

Pat McCambridge

Chief

Eoin McCambridge

Eoin McCambridge

Managing Director

Natalie McCambridge

Natalie McCambridge

General Manager

Norma McCambridge

Norma McCambridge

Trish McCambridge

Trish McCambridge

Our Team

Mike O'Grady

Mike O'Grady

Assistant Manager

Dom Crosby

Dom Crosby

Restaurant Manager

Brian Collins

Brian Collins

Head Chef

Charlene McGough

Charlene McGough

Financial Controller