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Old 02-08-2013, 04:50 PM   #1
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Default Visiting England & Ireland; need suggestions for some good pubs

Hello from across the pond. I am going to be traveling to England and Ireland in about a month for a little vacation and I'm looking for some good suggestions on pubs and/or breweries to visit while I'm there. I'll be spending my time in Ireland in Dublin and traveling around England spending time in London, near Nottingham and Exeter. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

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Ohcrap has a pub in Ireland. He might like to have a pint or two with a fellow member.


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WHAT!! Your going to Guinness right?

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These are a couple pubs that were recommended to me a little while back. I went to a couple but not all:

The Brazen Head (apparently the oldest bar in Ireland)
Oliver St. John Gogarty's Pub
Quay Pub (in Galway) - used to be an Abbey

But honestly, I just wandered in and out of pubs there - they're all pretty cool.

Word of advice - when you go to the Guinness Brewery, you'll get a drink ticket. Don't use it until you finish the tour at the top of the brewery - it's called the Gravity Bar and is awesome! Pretty much 360 view of the city.

Have fun over there!

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Seems to me ohcrap's pub is in Galway. It's called Moe's Pub.
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When you're in Dublin, check out the porterhouse brewery for Irish craft beer and while you'll probably be drinking a lot of Guinness, drink some Beamish and Murphy's. Guinness just doesn't compare.

In London, there are a lot of good places, above all else I recommend the Harp near Covent Garden. Has a superb selection of proper cask beer and some excellent ciders and perry which you'd be hard pressed to find anywhere else.

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WHAT!! Your going to Guinness right?
Since Guinness was my first non-BMC beer that got me interested in other beers styles I will definitely be visiting the brewery.
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These are a couple pubs that were recommended to me a little while back. I went to a couple but not all:

The Brazen Head (apparently the oldest bar in Ireland)
Oliver St. John Gogarty's Pub
Quay Pub (in Galway) - used to be an Abbey

But honestly, I just wandered in and out of pubs there - they're all pretty cool.

Word of advice - when you go to the Guinness Brewery, you'll get a drink ticket. Don't use it until you finish the tour at the top of the brewery - it's called the Gravity Bar and is awesome! Pretty much 360 view of the city.

Have fun over there!
Thanks for the tip! I've seen the Gravity Bar on TV, can't wait to see it in person.
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When you're in Dublin, check out the porterhouse brewery for Irish craft beer and while you'll probably be drinking a lot of Guinness, drink some Beamish and Murphy's. Guinness just doesn't compare.

In London, there are a lot of good places, above all else I recommend the Harp near Covent Garden. Has a superb selection of proper cask beer and some excellent ciders and perry which you'd be hard pressed to find anywhere else.

Enjoy your trip.
I've found another place in London that sounds like they have a good selection of cask beer. The Craft Beer Company but I'll be sure to check out the Harp also. Thanks!
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here's a link I thought might be helpful http://www.viewlondon.co.uk/pubsandbars/camra-pubs-in-london-recommended-london-5318.html
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