Finally found the time to catch up on some pub reviews last night. We headed to St Lukes and Henchys bar. This is a pub that i have heard a lot of people talking about and in general all of it was positive. It is situated on the corner of a very busy road. Parking is limited outside and there is no car park available. We went in at about 21:45 last night and we walked in the door on the left as you look at the pub. As we went inside some guy said ‘slainte’ to Jen and we walked past the bar and took a seat on the left. I was impressed with the interior and the character that this pub obviously has. I ordered a pint of Murphy’s and a glass of red wine at the bar and took in the new surroundings. I gave the girl behind the bar 10 euro and expected change. Instead she told me that i owed 30 cent more. I found this to be somewhat of a rip off to be brutally honest and should have questioned the pricing at the time. Normally a glass of wine would cost about 4 euro 50 and a pint anywhere up to 4 euro for stout. Thats only 8 euro 50. There was a good crowd in this part of the pub and for a Sunday night it was lively. The pint of Murphy’s was a nice pint and Jen said that the wine was enjoyable too. The red leather seats caught our eye!
I went and checked out the ‘lavatory’ in Henchys and it is small with two cubicles available and there was a smell even though the overall condition was fine. I didn’t get to check out the other part of the pub. I really enjoyed my trip here except for the fact of the overcharging in my opinion. I would say that it is very popular with local people in the area. For a pub thats full of charm and character then Henchys is a place to consider. It is a bit of a walk from the city center up a big hill but it is worth checking out.
Toilet rating: 7/10
Pint rating: 7.5/10
Overall rating: 7.5/10
Final comment: I don’t want to be too harsh on a very decent pub but does anyone else think this was expensive for these drinks or are these the prices that are now the norm.