O Murcu Tabairne is the second pub that we visited in Minane Bridge last night. It is located just up the road from the previous one. As i walked in i immediately felt at home. The lady behind the bar was very welcoming and there was just two other men there. The only two taps in the pub serve Guinness and Murphy’s. There appeared to be quite a lot of Murphy’s memorabilia around this pub. Suprisingly my pint was served in a Heineken glass! We sat just to the right as you go in. Jen commented that it was like sitting in someones sitting room, it was so quiet! As we were sitting having a chat a dog came over to us and this was something you don’t see too often in pubs anymore. It is a small pub overall but quite comfortable. The selection of draft drinks may be limited but this is not such a bad thing. As long as there is stout available i will be happy. I thought the pint tasted strange but as i drank it, it was fine.
I decided to use the toilets so i walked out one door and had to open a bolt in another one. I then walked across the yard and into a kind of shed where there was a urinal and one cubicle. The condition wasn’t too bad although if it was a very wet and cold night i wouldn’t fancy treking in and out. I have to say that i really enjoyed visiting this pub as well. It is perfectly suited to a quiet country area. It may not be the most modern of establishments but it caters for its customers needs.
Toilet rating: 5/10
Pint rating: 6.5/10
Overall rating: 7.5/10
Final comment: O Murcu Tabairne is an old fashioned country pub that i had fun visiting. Minane Bridge is an up and coming area and these pubs will benefit from any developments in the village.