For some cheap comfort, you can’t beat a pint of Guinness with a toasted ham and cheese sandwich in Grogan’s pub, South William Street.
A gang of us rang in the New Year here, and I noticed that the sandwiches seemed almost as popular as the plain. Grogan’s are unlikely to start serving soup, let alone Thai Green Curry or Chicken Linguine, but for €3.50 you’ll get an old-fashioned white bread, toasted sandwich with a jar of Colman’s mustard to keep the hunger pangs at bay.
Opinion was split: some said that Grogan’s sandwiches smelt exactly like burnt hair, but I couldn’t get enough. SnackBox informs me that one other pub, the Blackhorse Inn in Inchicore, has a similarly limited menu, serving only soup, sandwiches, and that old classic, coddle.
Most pubs have had to start providing food just to stay alive, but a few die-hards have managed to get by on their atmosphere and a loyal clientele. A friend of Jean’s asked for a packet of crisps or peanuts in one Irish pub and was told, “this is a pub, not a restaurant.”
Do you know of any good pubs for soup and sangwiches?
Wednesday 6 January, 2010 at 5:48 pm
Doyles on College Street do a good toasted sandwich up to about 7pm-ish if i remember correctly. It has dug me out of a hole on many an occasion!
Wednesday 6 January, 2010 at 5:59 pm
toasties in Grogans: yum!
Wednesday 6 January, 2010 at 6:38 pm
They do mighty toasties upstairs Lord Ed also.
Wednesday 6 January, 2010 at 11:26 pm
Fallon’s on Dean St./bottom of Patrick St, an absolute gem of a pub and does soup and toasties from 12 to 3pm. Especially handy on a Saturday afternoon after Friday drinks, a pint of plain and a toasted special, you are a Lord.
Thursday 7 January, 2010 at 12:11 pm
Fallons, that’s one of my locals. Passed this place a few times and been meaning to head it. Will check it out on Saturday, thanks Mike!