We visited the really beautiful town of Lismore, Co Waterford yesterday. I popped into this pub for one quick pint. There is a big menu board outside with plenty of options. When I walked in I was expecting a modern establishment but was pleasantly surprised to find a cosy little bar with just a few older men sitting around watching horse racing. I said hello to a man standing at the bar who turned out to be the bar man and I presume the owner from the conversation I had with him. I ordered a pint of Guinness for the very reasonable price of 4.30 euro. It was one of the best pints of stout that I’ve enjoyed for a long time. The man serving at the bar was chatting away about his grand children and the fact that he would like to have another staff working in the bar but the business isn’t there presently. It is one of those bars that you can just walk into and enjoy a pint by yourself and no one takes any notice.
There is a beer garden and restaurant area down the back and I saw a sign for them but didn’t go and see them. I used the toilets and they were old fashioned but clean and had one cubicle available. I noticed a public phone in the corridor on the way into the toilet. There is plenty memorabilia around the pub to peruse. A few of the customers ordered sandwiches while I was there and they looked tasty. I would like a local like this myself.
Toilet rating: 7/10
Pint rating 9/10
Overall rating: 8.5/10
Final comment: Eamonns place is a decent old fashioned public house with a damn fine pint of stout.