I’m starting off Thursday Doors with a red one this week. No surprise there, if you know my favourite door colour. This charming pub was established in the heart of Cork City in 1793 and since the day it was opened it has been a landmark in the city. Le Chateau is the only pub in Cork to be situated on Patrick’s Street. The red door in the image leads onto a first floor balcony that looks down on the main shopping street in the center of Cork city. The premises stretches around the corner and down a side street, so there’s always plenty of seating available – even on the busiest of days.
There are lots of lovely places to eat and get a great cup of coffee in and around Paul Street, so that’s where we often stop off when we visit the city. This street also leads to the Crawford Gallery, which featured in last week’s blog. If you could see the amount of great eating establishments in the area, you would understand why I keep going back.
This is a 19th century warehouse building on Paul Street. The Woodford has a history stretching back to 1750 in the wine and spirits trade. The building opened as a bar in the 1980’s, with some 6,900 sq ft in all, spread over five levels and with 2,400 sq ft at ground level. The food is good, too.
Here’s a slide show of some lovely doors and buildings around the city.
We finally decided on a late breakfast and there’s no better place to find a good sausage than at O’Flynn’s Gourmet Sausage Company. We sat upstairs looking down at those people on Winthrop Street below, who had not yet made their minds up where or what to eat. It was easy to see by the way they sniffed the air that they were finding it difficult to make a choice.
O’Flynns have been in business since the early 1900’s, when their great-grandfather started making sausages in Cork. Over the years, they have been improving and building on old family recipes, always using the best locally sourced ingredients from the Munster region of Ireland. I’m not sure if this is the man himself, it was screen printed onto a table top, but the van is definitely authentic.
Many thanks for stopping by. I’ll be posting more Thursday Doors from Cork city next week but in the meantime, why not check out Norm’s blog and see what he’s been getting up to. 🙂