The Old Spot Gastropub

14 Bath Ave, Sandymount

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Our Review

The Pub Is Dead - Long Live The Pub - The Old Spot On Bath Avenue

The humble Irish pub has been dying in front of our eyes over the last decade. Publicans blame it on the smoking ban, tougher drink driving rules, the recession, VAT and any other handy excuse they can think of. Those factors along with a shift in Irish culture certainly played a part but I also think really shit service and a poor experience contributed. We've all be served by the surly barman who grunts at you for having the cheek to ask him for a coffee or a glass of wine. We've eaten grey "roast beef" and spuds that are peeled in Dundalk in a machine and thrown in the fryer and labeled "roasties" once too often…

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