I am so excited!!! What a fantastic book!! Today a copy of 'The Irish Pub' book by Turtle Bunbury, with photographs by James Fennell arrived on my doorstep. I lent my last copy to a friend & they liked it so much I made a gift of it, it's such a great book!! So excited to get a copy back in the design office.With great descriptions & quirky historical details of the pubs & the characters that own them by Turtle Bunbury along with the most beautiful photographs by James Fennell.James Fennell really has a great eye for capturing the atmosphere & pays attention to the little details of these pubsWhat a great book writing team those two make!Full of inspiration for Irish Pub Design & full of details that make Irish Pubs as unique as they are.If you have an interest in Irish Pubs, their stories & design, this book is a must for you!
Love Irish Pubs!!!Love your Pub!!!♥
One of the stars of the show in The Irish Pub Film was Leonards Grocery & Bar, in Lahardane.
I just love this shop / pub, one of very few around the country that have a working shop & pub in one, I wish more were still like this!The pub owner is also the local undertaker, which a good few pubs were in town in Ireland in days gone by. Pubs really were at the heart & soul of the community.This gorgeous shop / pub has two counters facing each other one serving its purpose as a shop counter, the other as a pub counter.This is such a cosy pub with painted cream counter fronts & back bars, over which are lovely angled mirror & sign details, giving a bit of life to the cream paintwork.The ceiling is also painted cream & consists of tongued & grooved boards. The beautiful grey flagstone floor in contrast with the rich cream.This pub was renovated of late & the owners have done a wonderful job as everything looks as it is where it should be.The simple shelves are filled with groceries & household items, a colourful display of cans & boxes.It is lovely to see a real working shop / pub & the layout is so simple & could work very well as a design for a pub with a shop theme.How lovely to be able to stop in for a sliced pan & cooked ham whilst having a pint of lovely Guinness!!
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