One of Dublin’s most iconic pubs, The Hill, will reopen its doors once more as of July 26th.
The building itself, which originally opened for business in 1845, has been a longstanding part of the Ranelagh and Dublin 6 community for nearly 180 years with a number of proprietors all having put their stamp on this bar and one time grocers.
The re-opening is set for next Monday 26th July, pending the next government announcement on indoor dining. With a number of sympathetic renovations having taken place, its owners have breathed some new life into the building inside and out.
Having retained a lot of its original character, customers will find original gold mirrored plating above the bar with one of the previous owners’ names etched into its design. There’s also some original brass and wood fittings dotted throughout the space, with a snug at the very front of the bar.
Patrick Lawlor has taken the reins as general manager. Patrick has worked in some of Dublin’s most famous establishments including L. Mulligan Grocers in Stoneybatter, Murray’s Bar & Grill on O’Connell Street and The Camden and Jimmy Rabbitte’s on Camden Street to name a few.
Patrick said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming locals and surrounding neighbours back into The Hill. We want to make the bar a focal point of the community where you can drop in for a coffee during the day or enjoy a post work pint or cocktail with friends, colleagues and family. Our aim is to provide top quality service alongside great food and interesting drinks in a welcoming atmosphere.”
The food offering has been created by chef and previous chef/owner of The Hill, Derek Marsden. From the Classic Reuben with sliced pastrami, to the Gochujang Chicken & Cheese with pulled gochujang chicken, diners can expect big, bold flavours coming out of the kitchen.
The cocktail list will take seven classics and twist them. The Kennedy’s Call for example is a smoked Old Fashioned made using Jameson Black Barrel whiskey. Alongside the cocktail menu will beers and stouts on draft, a rotating craft beer selection, a selection of gins and whiskies as well as wines.
You can expect the recognisable neon signage to be lit up in full glow from July.