The Vicarstown inn (re-reviewed) (Cork city)

I had a lot of negative things to say about this pub when I previously reviewed it. I was in their recently and the transformation could not be more profound. This pub used to be a very quiet, unwelcoming pub that was poorly maintained from our first visit there. It is now one of the city’s hottest pubs. We could barely get in the door when we were there recently and you could tell that their has been a lot of money invested. I admired the bar staff’s efficiency and ability to hear customers orders above the loud music. I noticed some craft beers for sale there. We made our way down to the back of the pub and out to the very impressive heated smoking area.

I enjoyed the pint of Murphy’s and would have stayed for another but we moved on. The toilets are small but were reasonably maintained when I saw them. I think who ever over hauled this pub deserves immense credit as it now appears to be a big money maker.

Toilet rating: 6/10
Pint rating: 7/10
Overall rating: 7.5/10

Final comment: The Victarstown inn enjoys a very prominent city centre location on North Main Street and is certainly making the most of it.

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