Irish pubs closed: One of Dublin’s oldest bars reopens after lengthy absence shut

It’s been a horrendous last 16 months for the Irish pub industry so when there’s a good news story, it needs to be highlighted.

After closing its doors in 2019, The Hill pub in Ranelagh is set to reopen on July 26 when indoor dining resumes for fully vaccinated people.

The Hill has been an institution in the area for decades with its neon green sign impossible to miss.

The pub is situated in a building dating from 1845 and has been used as a location for a bunch of different pubs down the years as well as a grocer.

The Government is set to reopen indoor dining in ‘wet’ pubs and restaurants next Monday with no time limit in place, according to multiple reports.

Not since 2019 has The Hill pub opened its doors

While it’s been shut, the owners have spruced up the place to make it more appealing for visitors while still keeping some iconic bits and pieces that everyone will recognise.

The Hill pub in Ranelagh is to reopen for the first time since 2019

Above the bar, you’ll see the iconic gold mirror plating with the name of a previous owner engraved into it.

The owners have also kept the original wood and brass fittings for that traditional Dublin pub look.

And yes, the snug at the front of the bar remains for those cold winter nights that people can’t wait for considering the weather Dublin is having now.