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Arthur Mayes Heritage Pub Cork

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7 Pembroke St, Centre, Cork, T12 VR62

(021) 427 9449

Hours: 11 until 11 daily


Arthur Mayes is situated just off Oliver Plunkett Street and just behind the GPO. Part heritage pub, part wine bar and tapas stop, it is one of Cork's most interesting spaces. Owner Benny McCabe owns thirteen establishments in and around the city, but Arthur Mayes has to be my favourite out of all of them. 


Its unique character and charm sets it apart from the rest. This was an old chemist for many years and still has some of the memorabilia from those days  in and around the bar and on the shelves for the public to see. 


Nowadays the customers are coming here for the unique food and very tasty cocktails. You can sample the food menu here from 10 am till 1:30am. There is music 7 days a week in the Crane Lane which is part of this establishment. 

Now down to the food as this was my real reason for coming here. There is a lunch and dinner menu, with a tapas section that runs all day, and as we were in for lunch we ordered from both. 


For starters we had the proper Coronation chicken with chutney on sourdough and the chorizo hash - Chorizo Ristra, Roast Red Peppers & Rustic Potato Hash topped with a Fried Egg - which were both amazing. 

From the tapas menu we shared the combo platter of two meats and two cheeses served with rustic bread. 


The food manger Courtney Burton was an excellent host and was all her staff were very friendly and welcoming to all the customers. The evening menu is very good value as prices are from €5:90 to €13:90 and there is something for everyone on this menu. 


Arancini and cheese board’s change daily and if you fancy craft beer, cocktails or wine they have a fine selection. We finished with some very good coffee and if you are looking for somewhere for good casual food and a bit of history in Cork city Arthur Mayes should definitely be on your check list. 

7 Pembroke St, Centre, Cork, T12 VR62

(021) 427 9449

Hours: 11 until 11 daily


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