I can’t visit Dublin without popping into Kehoe’s pub on South Anne Street. Sadly when working I have to restrict myself to coffee and a toasted sandwich – this always seems like sacrilege in such august surroundings. Truly unique, unchanged for more than a century this pub is a veritable oasis in a city full of ‘watering holes’ with the emphasis on holes! Toasted sandwiches in cellophane and soup is the only food on offer – no paninis or lattes here – and food is served until it runs out. The original snug remains and the shop shelves behind the age worn counter exude atmosphere – time stands still here – and long may it continue to do so!
As luck would have it my visit coincided with the introduction of branded crockery by Kehoe’s – mugs, cups, plates etc with the pub’s name emblazoned upon them – I just had to have for my breweriana collection. I explained to the barman that it was a case of theft or purchase as I couldn’t go home without a mug. A small donation to the bar tips glass saw me part a happy and honest punter!
South Anne Street,
A place to visit before you die!