Pugg Mahones – Weird name, good food

Great ambience at this Irish pub in Carlton. Always good to have Irish accents serving at an Irish pub. Gets you feeling like you’re in Ireland without the hassle of traveling or actually being there.

Lovely old wood cabinets were great to look at and really fitted with the feel of the place.


Small round tables as can be seen below – ideal for two, not so good more, although there were other tables elsewhere in the pub.


We started with the “Antipasto share plate – with cured meats, cheese, stuffed olives and bread“. Nice indeed, with a good selection of items.


For the mains, we both had: 350g Rib Eye steak -Rib eye on the bone served with rosemary and garlic chat potatoes, green beans and your choice of mushroom, garlic, peppercorn or diane sauce.


And it was good, as were the potatoes, and even the beans were OK.

On our second visit – the camera was in for repair by then, so no photos at all, not even bad ones – I had the same steak, and Cha had “Danny’s stuffed chicken – chicken breast stuffed with spinach and goats cheese served with mash potato and braised red cabbage“. Danny never turned up, so I guess he was OK with Cha having it, and it was nice, although a little dry. My steak wasn’t as good as the first time – it was like it had been slow-cooked, or something, as it had lost all its texture. Strange.

Good LLBs as well.

TLDR: Not outstanding, but we liked it.

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