The cottage style Irish Pub is normally to be found in rural locations, usually house in a stone built cottage & may even have a thatched roof. This style of pub has a warm, welcoming interior & often evolved from a domestic house into a pub, where local tales, jokes & news were shared.
These pubs are usually simple in design, the exterior of the pub may only consist of a brightly painted door with a simple sign overhead & some exterior tin signs. Inside the interior is rustic in design with flagstone or timber floors, rough plastered walls & exposed ceiling beams.Customers can huddle around the open fire complete with cast iron kettle suspended on an iron crane. The open fire creates a cosy warm inviting atmosphere.These are beautifully simple pubs, consisting of handcrafted Irish furniture such as settle benches, wooden benches & dressers which would be filled with crockery & typical Irish homeware's. In a cottage style pub the conversation, story telling & music flowed, sitting by an open fire.....a home from home!!