We dropped by the Thomas Moore during the day to try out their Irish coffee, but low and behold the snug was free. And when a snug is free you have to occupy it.
The pub opened late in 2019 and was busy from the off. One of the best aspects of this redesign in the traditional mold was the creation of a snug at the front of the bar.
It’s closed off from the rest of the pub by a door and partitions, but you can see out from the hatch to the bar. Brand new as it is, the upholstery is immaculate and the wood has a nice sheen to it. There’s space for a group of 6 to get together (fairly close together) and have a few drinks.
As well as being a handy place for a bit of privacy, there’s a few other elements to increase the level of comfort. There’s usb charger ports and a plug socket as well. Coat hooks are always a welcome addition, keeping the seats neat and jackets untrampelled.
If you don’t want complete isolation, you can see a large TV on the other side of the bar quite clearly. Much like the snugs of old there is a bell where you can call for service. Most of the old bells are out of commission either by over use or by design. We didn’t want to seem impatient by trying out this new feature so you’ll have to find out for yourself.
Snugs are one of our favourite features of Irish pubs and this particular example is a welcome addition, proving that there’s demand for the traditional even in a newly renovated pub.
Try the Irish coffee.