A Stout Performance
If in Cork and in need of a dose of craft beers then why not try the PorterHouse, Sheare's Street. Set in the Mardyke complex a little off dead centre it's still on the run in from UCC and other noteworthy sights to see. A selection of food bits plus more a hungry soul will not find oneself abandoned, and for all those of the thirst quenching persuasion, even if craft isn't your style, this is still a pub with all and sundry behind the bar. For further details: http://www.porterhousebrewco.com/bars-cork-sheares.php ©TheHairyTeacher2013 [more]
Mind the step
Down the steps running in off Trinity Street, Cambridge, lies The Vaults Bar and Restaurant. I was a little unnerved to begin with. Whereas cellar bars are a norm in Budapest, in England, much like Ireland, I imagine such places to revolve around pain, torture, or pehaps even deviant sexual pleasure. Being with Tara meant I wasn't up for that sort of exploration. As it offered a chef's special, 2 courses for a tenner, I was game, and with Tara weighing in my arms I had grown disinterested in prowling for a better place. A bar to the left, restaurant to the right, at the bottom of the stairs, I chose the former being as there were cosy chairs for my sleepy beauty. Though she fought heroically in resisting fatigue it is only because she is sleeping now that I'm managing this. Right. Star [more]
Mind the step
Down the steps running in off Trinity Street, Cambridge, lies The Vaults Bar and Restaurant. I was a [more]
Inn for one or two
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The only way is up
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Patron of the Arts
  “Do you have Tayto?” “We do. Cheese n Onion, Salt n Vinegar, Smokey Bacon?” [more]
One size fits all
  “Here you are." "Thanks. D'ye have Taytos?" "We don't serve any food." "Liq [more]
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