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The Long Hall – Victorian gem

The Long Hall is one of the more unusual of Dublin’s traditional pubs, both inside and out. The exterior sports bright red and white striped awnings while the interior is decked out in full Victorian regalia with a brass trimmed bar, blood red walls and gold leafed mirrors.

The Long Hall has a rich history, hosting Fenian meetings to plot the overthrow of British occupation in Ireland, which eventually led to it being closed. Brendan Behan was known to prop up the bar, though you’d be hard pushed to find a pub in Dublin that can’t make that particular claim. Irish music buffs will recognise it from the video for Phil Lynott’s classic ode to Dublin, and one of my favourite songs, ‘Old Town’.

One of the things I like about The Long Hall is that it hasn’t rested on its traditional laurels. It is also a modern pub with a good selection of Irish craft beers like O’Hara’s and Galway Hooker, as well as a selection of wines. It is also a good place to sample a good pint of Guinness (no two pubs pour the same pint).

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51 South Great Georges St, Dublin

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Mon - Wed 16:00 - 23:30, Thu 13:00 - 23:30, Fri - Sat 13:00 - 00:30, Sun 15:00 - 23:00

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)