Situated in the centre of Athlone, just a minute or two’s walk from the bank of the River Shannon, when you walk through the doors of Gertie Browne’s, you immediately get a sense that you are welcome. That won’t come as a surprise to anyone who is familiar with the history of this establishment however as, from as early as the 10th or 11th centuries, Gertie Browne’s has been a hostelry of some sort.
The pub itself dates back over 1,000 years, initially acting as a resting point for those travelling west while also providing them with a place to house their horse-drawn carriages for the night. Nowadays, you’ll more often than not find a mixture of Athlonians perched at the old world style bar enjoying a drink or a bite to eat in our comfortable and familiar surroundings while exchanging some of the local gossip with our friendly staff behind the bar.
As you make your way through our deceptively long tavern, you’ll no doubt notice the curious tourists who have wandered in to study and admire the various bric-a-brac that decorates our walls from top to bottom as well as to try a pint of, what is rumoured to be, some of the best Guinness in Athlone. Tongue and groove walls, antique pitch pine counters and genuine salvaged memorabilia all help give our emporium that relaxed and pleasant atmosphere we are known for. You’ll even find an open fire featured in the front bar during the colder months.
Also known to locals as the ideal location to meet for a hearty meal, the focus at Gertie Browne’s
is on no-nonsense, high quality food and drinks. Featuring a mixture of old school pub grub classics, the bar food comes from the same kitchen as Hatters’ Lane Bistro
kitchen next door, which means every bit of love that goes into the plate there is to be found here at Gertie Browne’s
as well. Our food is served Monday to Thursday from 4pm to 9pm, Fridays from 3pm to 7pm on, as well as Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from 12pm to 7pm on. The menu is available to view here
It’s always our aim here at Gertie Browne’s to ensure that each customer is welcomed and made feel at home with a good drink which is both properly presented and delicious. We offer a wide selection of beers which are available in bottles or on draught along with a variety of house wines. Our shelves are filled with a wide selection of both local and international spirits and customers can choose from an extensive list of 40+ gins and whiskeys and the staff behind the bar are always happy to advise those who are unsure of what to choose.
Our private library room, located in the back of the building, can accommodate up to 40+ people, making Gertie Browne’s the ideal location to host special occasions or gatherings of all shapes and sizes. We often cater for a variety of options for groups including birthday parties, day after wedding parties, christenings, as well as corporate events and our fantastic team from the kitchen at Hatters’ Lane Bistro are always on hand to provide our guests with catering for your party should you so desire.
To find out more about hosting your next event here with us at Gertie Browne’s, send an email to email@example.com.