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archive-title Yearly Archives: 2019

Yearly Archives: 2019

Service Please! When pubs had bells to call for a pint.

Over the last few years we’ve tried to pay as much detail as possible to the world around us. Or the pubs around us to be more accurate. Frequently it’s the small details of a bygone time that make for the most interesting features of a pub. There’s match strikes embedded into the walls, gas […]

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11 small areas for drinks with a difference.

There’s all sorts of nooks and hidden areas dotted around the pubs of Dublin. They’re nice little hideaways from the crowds and offer a small bit of privacy for you and your friends while also giving you the comforts of the pub. 57 The Headline ‘Snug’ The snug in 57 The Headline on Clanbrassil Street […]

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Where to get a lovely bowl of coddle in Dublin pubs.

If you’re not familiar with this most Dublin of dishes, please allow us to educate you. Coddle is a traditional Dublin dish that incorporates slow cooking root vegetables and available meats. The ingredients include potatoes, onion, bacon, and sausages at the recipe’s most bare bones. The ingredients are combined in a pot and cooked low […]

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Here’s where ‘The Morgue Inn’ gets its name.

We presumed to know the reason behind the name ‘The Morgue’ in Templeogue but we had to go to the pubs website for the full story. It’s an interesting one: The Morgue was first licensed in 1848, it was licensed under the Ruling British government as a public house, part of the duties of the […]

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The best pub related clips from the RTE archives.

We’re frequently tagged in videos related to pubs released by the RTE archives on their twitter account. They’re a brilliant snap shot into the past and give us rare examples of pub interiors going back to the 1960s. The videos are all hosted on the RTE site so we can’t embed them here, but we […]

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7 American presidents who visited Irish pubs.

The Irish-American vote in the USA has traditionally been a very important sector of the electorate that politicians like to court. And what better way to do this than make a stop in Dublin, or some ancestral homeland and have a scoop in the local pub. We’ve put together a list of former and current […]

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8 intimate private rooms for parties in pubs.

So, you’re looking for a party room for a group of around 20-60 people? You want somewhere that people will feel comfortable and will fill the space well without it feeling empty. Here’s a number of good options for you. Please note that some of the rooms will have a fire fee attached to them […]

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