Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, “the Day of the Festival of Patrick”), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

For our first St. Patrick’s Day at The Sun Tavern, we had a smashing night, not a Guinness in sight.

Our bar manager Ciaran, got his father Brendon Duffy to come all the way from Galway on the west coast of Ireland to cook and serve free traditional Irish food all day fresh from our kitchen.

He said he didn’t trust British ham for his delicious boiled bacon and cabbage and Irish stew, so he brought an entire ham over in a suitcase! The food went down a treat, eating whilst listening to the traditional Irish fiddle band busting a gut in the corner was really something else.

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There was also a guest St. Patrick’s Day drinks menu featuring mixed drinks like the One Irishman, Two Irishman and Three Irishman. Drinks on the menu only consisted of proper Irish spirits like Teeling’s Irish Whiskey and Poitín. There was also an Irish Boiler Maker consisting of Half pint of your choice with a shot of Teeling’s Poitín.

All in all it was an authentic Irish celebration of the man who drove all the snakes out of Ireland.

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