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7 Of The Best Irish Bars In The UK

Written By Laura Scott
Thursday 10 Mar 2016 08:45

7 Of The Best Irish Bars In The UK
St. Patrick’s Day. It’s the time of year where those who have distant Gaelic relations, are born and bred Irish or who just love a pint of Guinness unite and celebrate the land of the leprechauns! Naturally, the best way to pay homage to Paddy himself is by having a good old knees up in the local Irish bar, so we’ve done the rounds to compile a list of bars around the UK you need to visit this March 17th…


Flanagan’s Apple, Liverpool

Promising ‘good craic’ all round, Flanagan’s Apple offers live music, hearty Irish fare, copious barrels of Guinness and even a resident ghost! With three floors, there’s plenty of room to gather your pals and cheers to Paddy, but it’s probably best to get in early as it’s a St. Patrick’s Day favourite!

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Mulligans, Manchester

Known as ‘The home of Guinness in Manchester,’ Mulligan’s is an authentic pub that’s great for popping in for a traditional breakfast or homemade hearty Irish stew. Catch a whole host of sports in the day, from rugby to Gaelic football, enjoy some of the best live music in Manchester of an evening and prepare for a night of singing along to Irish tunes.

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The Auld Shillelagh, London

As winner of the Irish Times ‘Most Authentic Irish Pub In The World Outside Ireland’ it’s fair to say that The Auld Shillelagh is definitely worth a trip! With live music, gaelic games, big screens and beer gardens, it promises to be a very lively night - all washed down with a few pints of the good old black stuff!

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Molloys, Bath

Situated in the heart of Bath, just opposite the infamous Theatre Royal, Molloy’s is a local hotspot for tourists, students and Guinness-lovers alike. Feeling peckish? They serve breakfast, lunch and dinners Paddy would be proud of.

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The Gateway, Reading

Located in the heart of Reading, The Gateway is a relaxed and charming Irish pub offering food, sports and good craic all round, away from the hustle of the city centre. And you can bet your lucky shamrock that there’ll be a lively atmosphere on St. Patrick’s Day!

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McHugh’s, Belfast

As the oldest surviving building Belfast, McHugh’s offers a piece of history as well as open fires, traditional wooden furniture and floors and the best stout on tap. With live music, chess and a menu of classic Irish fare, including their infamous ‘Boxty,’ you can raise a toast to St. Patrick on his home turf…cheers!

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Molly Malone’s, Glasgow

Known as Glasgow’s original Irish bar, Molly Malone’s is where you go for the best pint of Guinness in town! With a contagious atmosphere, Gaelic sports on the big screens and traditional Irish grub, it’s perfect for raising a glass of the good stuff to everyone’s friend Paddy this St. Patrick’s Day!

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