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Where to Find the Best Pint of Smithwick’s Outside of Kilkenny
Searching for a great pint of Ireland’s iconic red ale? Naturally, as the birthplace of Smithwick’s, Kilkenny should be your first port of call. But if you find yourself outside of the county borders – fear not! We’ve compiled a list of the top places around the country to get your hands on a pint of Smithwick’s.
As Ireland’s second largest city, Cork was bound to show up as one of the best places to get a pint of Smithwick’s. Whether you’re there for a spot of shopping, to visit the English Market, the County Gaol or simply to soak up some of the county’s distinctive charm, you’ll be reassured to know a good pint of Smithwick’s is waiting for you at the end of the day. The award-winning music venue, Coughlan’s should be top of your list when looking for a watering hole. Maintaining much old-world charm, it was established over two centuries ago and still holds a place in the heart of locals for good reason.
Once upon a time, Galway city was the only medieval city in the province of Connacht. 800 years later, the city encompasses some of the most beloved aspects of Ireland. Rustic cobblestone streets lead into modern thoroughfares where arts and crafts, history and Irish traditional music come vibrantly to life. It’s no wonder this is also a great spot for a pint. Nestled in the colourful Latin Quarter, Tigh Neachtain is the place to be if you want to enjoy a Smithwick’s from the tap in good company and good cheer.
The fair city itself has no shortage of places to find a pint of Smithwick’s. Take a wander around the city centre, passing through St Stephen’s Green and towards the iconic Trinity College to take a peek at the Book of Kells. Afterwards, head over to the heart of Medieval Dublin and step inside a pub that evokes a bygone era. The Lord Edward, named after an Irish rebel instrumental in the 1798 Rebellion, is full of cosy nooks and the perfect place to sip on a pint after a long day. But maybe you’re eager to get away from the city noise and footfall? If so, take to the Dublin mountains where you’ll find Johnny Fox’s traditional pub nestled in beautiful scenery with Smithwick’s on tap.
The capital of Northern Ireland and its largest city, Belfast has lots to offer whether you find yourself there for business or pleasure. Thankfully, a good pint of Smithwick’s is never far either. Famously known as the birthplace of the Titanic (and plenty of ships that never sank), there’s a wealth of interesting things to do and see in Belfast. Once thirst strikes, head over to Victoria Street where you’ll find Robinson’s Bar, one of the oldest pubs in the city. Boasting a wood-panelled cigar club amongst its five venues within one building, this is surely among of the best places to enjoy a pint of the well-loved red ale.
And finally, should you find yourself in looking for things to do in Kilkenny, why not visit the Smithwick’s Experience where you will find the finest pint of Smithwick’s anywhere in Kilkenny.