On our third day we’d planned to go to the Guinness Storehouse, but decided to go for a fairly long walk up to it again to soak in some more of Dublin’s streets. Luckily we decided to go down a cobbled street and came across a place called Queen of Tarts, a place I’d spotted on my internet searches before we came.
We popped in for tea and a treat, Matt opting for the impressive lemon meringue tart and myself the apple crumble tart. Both equally delectable, and the whole place had an atmosphere that could have kept me inside all day!
The Guinness Storehouse was a fair walk away from our hotel so obviously a cake pitstop was totally necessary! When we eventually got there we were surprised by how busy it was, but luckily didn’t have the queue long. I really liked how at the Storehouse there was a tour with a member of staff, but you could also go around at your own pace if you wanted to.
Although the storehouse doesn’t take you inside the brewery, it gives a really good insight into how the brewery works, giving an all round view of the main components, the sensory experience of the individual products, the years of branding and more. We got a ‘free’ pint of Guinness each at the end, which we enjoyed in the Gravity bar, a 360 view bar that overlooks the whole city.
On our way back down to our hotel we stopped off at Porterhouse, which served lots of craft beers including my favourite – cherry beer! We had some lunch here, then meandered back to our hotel with very full bellies.