The Old Stand Dublin Pub - Pub Food Dublin - Gastro Food Pub

The Old Stand Dublin Pub - Pub Food Dublin - Gastro Food Pub
Address : 37 Exchequer Street
Dublin 2
Phone :+353 1 6777220
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The Old Stand Pub is a traditional pub which provides a warm and merry atmosphere. The pub forms an essential part of the pub life at Dublin.



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Open 7 Days a week - 11:00am until 12:00 midnight.

The Old Stand Dublin Pub - Pub Food Dublin - Dublin Food Pub

The Old Stand Dublin Pub is one of Dublin's most favoured social haunts Dublin Pub, being a Traditional pub which has been located on this site in Exchequer Street for well over 300 Years. With an abundance of old world charm this Pub in Dublin is to the visitor a warm, chatty, convivial pub which can be closely identified with the image of Dublin itself.

Food at The Old Stand Dublin Pub - Pub Food Dublin

The Old Stand Dublin Pub food trade has long been revered around Dublin, being distinctive for it's hot lunch dishes and it's excellent fish salads and good wines. The Old Stand Dublin Pub is very popular at lunchtime and evenings for people to eat before heading to shows. Such items as freshly home made soup of the day and home made steak burgers are very popular

History - "The Old Stand"

If you ask any dubliner to name some of the heritage of Dublin's great pubs in dublin, one name which you will undoubtedly hear is "The Old Stand" Dublin Pub on Exchequer Street, at the junction of St.Andrew Street.
This pub in dublin has been located on this site for well over three hundred years, in one of Dublin's old medieval streets. In contemporary times, many Dubliner's may have a greater knowledge of Exchequer Street than they do of St. Andrew Street, but back in Viking and Medieval days St Andrew Street or Hog Hill, as it was then known, was one of the most important streets in Dublin. This importance arose because the street ran from the site of the old Viking parliament or assembly place, and in later times because of its proximity to Grattans parliament on College Green, where lived some of the most eminent Irishmen of that era.

One of the famous early patrons of "The Old Stand" was a famous gentlemen named John Travere, who was one of the great unpaid entertainers of that age. He was a poor but independent, lame cobbler, and was particularly noted for his sharp wit and drollery. In the 1760's he ran a shoe stall on Hog Hill which daily attracted large crowds to hear his jokes, cynicisms and sarcasm, Come eventide, he continued his show to the delight of "The Old Stands's" patrons.

Exchequer Street derived its name in 1776 from the old Exchequer which was sited here, having formerly been known from 1728 as Chequer Lane. In those days, Exchequer Street ran from Georges Street onto Grafton Street as the Eastern end of this street did not become Wicklow Street until 1838.

Because of its prominent location and affluent residential surroundings "The Old Stand" Pub in Dublin always seems to have enjoyed a vibrant and quality trade was in 1817 primarily responsible for Proprietor, James Mclean opening a provisions store in addition to his licensed trade. For many years afterwards "The Old Stand" Pub in Dublin continued to operate both as a grocery store and a pub through the various ownerships of Lewis Martin in 1840, Daniel Flood in 1851 and Michael O'Brien in 1868, until John Cox took over the business in the Victorian days of 1885, and decided that there was more money to be procured from drink than food. He may have been somewhat assisted by the fact that this was the era of the "slate" and whereas people invariably paid for their pint, they were somewhat slower and more reluctant to pay their grocery bills.

Some years later, the premises became known as "The Monico" a name which remained until the 1930s. During the War of Independence, the premises was frequently visited by Michael Collins, who had an office nearby at 3, St Andrew Street. From time to time, Collins held informal meetings of the outlawed I.R.B. (Irish Republican Brotherhood) in the premises as true to Collins tradition, he was less conspicuous while in the midst of the public. It is interesting to note that another favourite pub in dublin of Collins was Davy Byrnes, both of which are now in the ownership of the Doran family.

The Decor of the premises is Victorian in design. You will note the large Welsh dresser of Austrian wood and the abundance of horse brass around the bar and the large canopy island, complete with Willow and Wedgewood artifacts, and if you journey up the steps to the upstairs lounge, you will see two splendid paintings by Fergus O'Ryan, of Fishamble Street and Blackhall Place. You will also be reminded of the era of "The Monico" from the photographic print of the premises taken in july, 1927 as the funeral cortage of the assassinated Minister for Justice, Kevin O'Higgins, was about to pass the premises en route to Glasnevin Cemetery.

Rugby - The Old Stand Dublin Pub

The name "Old Stand" which is a Pub in Dublin, gives us a clue to its closest sporting identity - the game of rugby; in fact the name was derived from a now demolished rugby stand at Lansdowne Road. Year after year the premises is a shrine to rugby enthusiasts, before and after internationals at Lansdowne Road. Equally, it is frequented by most rugby clubs throughout the rugby season and you will regularly see the various cups and trophies of the season paraded in the bar. It is also a very popular rendezvous for racing enthusiasts and its most famous barman of 40 years service, the late Louis Dignam, was a true lover of the Gaelic Games and regularly hosted the Sam Maguire Cup in the premises.

The "Old Stand" Dublin Pub food trade has long been revered throughout Dublin, being famous for its distinctive Hot Lunch dishes and its excellent Fish Salads and good wines. The premises is owned by Doran brothers, Colclough, Redmond and Michel, whose family have been in the Dublin licensed trade for 97 years. The brothers are third generation of the Doran family to be involved in the trade, following in the footsteps of their father John Doran and their grandfather, Michael. Colclough and Michael Doran describe the "Old Stand as an authentic, traditional pub, where we serve a good clientele in an atmosphere where there is a good mixture of food and drink."
For generations past, "The Old Stand" has been an integral part of Dublin's pub life - today, that heritage is enhanced in a location which is enhanced in a location which is the epicentre of the Dublin rag trade, attracting probably a wider female clientele than most Dublin City Pubs. It is also the social home of Dublin's financial sector, relished by bankers and stockbrokers and the legal profession. There is a lot of history in the "Old Stand", and it doesn't all flow from one tap.

Places to visit near The Old Stand Dublin Pub: Trinity College The Book of Kells, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin Castle, Wax Museum, Christ Church Cathedral, Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Chester Beatty Library


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