Many visitors to Dublin come in search of the Irish pub experience. But unfortunately Dublin has more than its fair share of pubs happy to cash in on the unsuspecting tourist by offering poor Irish dancing and sub standard stew. And then right in the city center under the shadow of Christchurch cathedral you have the Lord Edward.
You won’t find stew or Irish dancing here but what you will get is a toasted sandwich and an entertaining chat with a proper Dubliner.
From the outside the Lord Edward is fairly unassuming and as a result often gets overlooked by passing tourists, but step inside and you will discover one of the best bars in town. Myself and some friends can often be found here at the weekend when you are guaranteed both a great atmosphere and a seat. On a busy Saturday night in Dublin that can be a very hard thing to find.
There is a second bar upstairs with gas fires, cozy seating and great views of the cathedral across the street. Unusually a recent refurbishment has only added to the charm of this place. There’s no restaurant anymore but do call in and I’m sure you will find that a toasted sandwich and pint in the Lord Edward still make this pub a great place to visit when in town. The recent tweaks to the previously obscured windows now offer pretty fantastic views of the cathedral too.