The Auld Dubliner

County Dublin

It's easy to spot this pub; there's a wonderful mural painted on the side of the building showing an old Dublin docker with a big beer belly, a captain's hat and a newspaper sticking out of his pocket. He's looking askance at a dog which is lifting its leg against the building. Behind this character is painted a stained-glass window bearing the words "The Auld Dubliner".

Inside, the pub is quiet and cosy, with exposed brick walls and the original floor. At the bar, you'll find a good mix of regulars and Temple Bar habitués. Visitors can enjoy traditional music on Sunday mornings and Tuesday nights. At lunchtime during the week, the pub serves coddle, a traditional Dublin dish of boiled streaky bacon, sausages and potates.

17 Anglesea Street, Dublin

From the Appletree Press title: The Irish Pub Guide.
Also from Appletree: Irish Pub Songs.