Pubs and Bars in Cork
Blessed by a location in southern Ireland that means fresh seafood plus lush countryside for dairy produce and livestock, Cork’s food scene is flourishing under the watchful eye of chefs such as Kate Lawlor and Denis Cotter, and at restaurants including Electric, Farmgate Cafe, Fenn’s Quay and Market Lane.
A haven for anyone that loves to explore, Cork has a rich cultural history with writers, singers and songwriters roaming her streets to this very day. Sown into this lifestyle are the city’s Heritage Pubs – establishments that you need to enjoy and experience if you’re to truly know the region and its people.
The Brew Pub of Franciscan Well boasts one of the best beer gardens in Cork City. Covered, heated and comfortable the beer garden is steeped in history. The Franciscan "Well" itself is still flowing today and the Brew Pub is based on the site of an ancient franciscan monastery, and later the centre of Guinness bottling for the people of Cork.
Designed in a traditional, turn of the century style with flagstone floors and dark timber the South County has the look and feel of a real Irish pub. The pub boasts some great features such as a cozy outdoor/beer garden with open fires and TV's, a private snug and great unique sections in the bar that can be reserved for that special party or any informal gathering.