Snug by name and snug by nature, this narrow, genuinely Irish pub is nestled into Sydney Road just before Princes Park. The staff are appropriately accented and very friendly, and the place itself is a cosy, narrow little building.
I ordered a traditional roast, and was delighted by the classic but delicious platter of meat, veg and gravy placed before me. Even after working steadily for twenty minutes I only managed to eat about a third of what I was given.
Roast Dinner at The Snug Public House. Image from their webpage.
Owned by husband and wife team Michael and Kim Lynch, it's clear that this venue is a welcoming place for loyal regulars and newcomers alike.
True to Irish stereotype, the Happy Hour lasts a generous three hours (4pm to 7pm Monday and Friday), which is more than enough time to get you well oiled.
The walls are littered with Irish memorabilia, from books to sporting items and beer labels. Though they sometimes have live music it's still easy to sit, chat and unwind. As well as those quiet evenings, keep The Snug in mind for their race-day events, Christmas and New Year's, and, of course, St Patrick's Day.
The Snug Public House is located at 68 Sydney Road, between tram stops 19 and twenty on the Route 19 tram line. The closest train station is Jewell, on the Upfield line.
The Snug is open six days a week (every day bar Tuesday) for lunch and dinner.
For menus, bookings and more information, check out their website.