Weir’s in Multyfarnham comes highly recommended and I was happy to get there on Sunday afternoon. Sunday lunch out with the family doesn’t happen very often for us. I’m glad I booked ahead though, because there was a large crowd who seemed to be regulars. I started with one of my recent favourites, St Mel’s Autumn IPA, which was a perfect foil for the spicy wings.
The wings were really the reason for our visit, Don Allen having dubbed them the ‘best wings outside of Dublin!’ They weren’t even on the Sunday menu! I had a few eaten before remembering to take a picture. I had the roast beef with Yorkshire pudding for my main and I called for a St Mel’s Brown Ale to go with that. They also have a couple of McGargles beers and a few from the continent. I spotted a small advertisement for McGargles on my way out which proclaimed that their Red Ale had been voted Number One Irish Red on Untapped.com (sic)… Oh really McGargles? Is that how Untappd works? Ah, I shouldn’t slag, the lads are sound, especially that ‘handsome new guy’ they’ve recently hired. My wife had the roast chicken and stuffing which was delicious. The kids were happy with their sausages and chips and pasta and the one plain chicken wings which had been specially requested. The girls were also delighted to get mint ice cream. Myself and herself went for the bread and butter pudding which ensured we were full for the evening. I still had some Brown Ale left and it goes well with desserts too.
We were all very happy with the food and friendly service, we will be back. We then called into my Aunt Rachel who lives but a stones throw away. After that we went as far as Mullingar, I was left to my own devices while the ladies indulged in a spot of shopping.
I hadn’t been inside the door of John Daly’s in a long time, it’s a nice easy going sort of place. I enjoyed a can of Founder’s Centennial.
Columbia occupies the premises that used to be Bed. I never had an urge to go to bed. Columbia is another story though, being part of the same group who own P. Mac’s, Cassidy’s and Blackbird. The bar man, James, told me that there had been some raised eyebrows at the decision to open in Mullingar but that it had taken off well. My only question was; why not Athlone?
There is a decent selection on draught and also in cans and bottles. I went for White Hag’s Little Fawn Session IPA. Proper pint quaffage.
The music and artwork seems to be aimed at me or people either side of me. I’m a very youthful thirty seven.
I spotted a To Øl beer I hadn’t tasted before so I called for it. It was Black Ball Porter, a big coffeeish beast.
After that I paid a very quick visit to The Fence, which is a nightclub/cocktail bar. I had seen on the social media that they had a few decent beers.
I would be happy to go to nightclubs if I thought I was going to be met with a selection like that! I must say I was very impressed with my afternoon in Multyfarnham and Mullingar, sláinte!