It was established in 1835 and is set in an idyllic spot in Monkstown. There is parking to the front along the side of the road. There is a playground for children situated opposite. I was there last night as there was a karaoke competition being held. It’s an impressive building from the outside. As you walk in there is seating on the right. If you take a left the bar is in front of you and has three sides. If you walk right there is seating here and left again. On the opposite side of the bar there is more seating along with an area up the back where some people were sitting. It was extremely busy for a Sunday night as people celebrated another superb rugby win. I ordered a Murphys and a white wine, 7 euro 40. I was delighted to see my drinks being served in their proper pint glasses all night. The pints were very good as was the wine. It is a very nicely decorated pub and business was booming last night. Myself and Jen sat at a table across from the bar.
The above picture is of a building across from the pub that i thought was interesting. The toilets are located out doors on the left hand side. To be honest about it, they were in an awful state and needed a thorough clean. It was a great night overall and not too late even though last call was slightly extended! The karaoke was fun and i ended up winning and got a substantial cash prize. It is very much a locals venue and a very mixed crowd were drinking in there including two extremely tall lads. They have a restaurant and it is supposed to be very good. It just off the main Monkstown road but is worth a glance.
Toilet rating: 3/10
Pint rating: 7 and a half/10
Overall rating: 7/10
Overall rating: The Monkstown Inn is a popular bar and it’s nearest rival is a quarter of a mile away.