Saturday, 12 February 2011

Durty Nelly's


A quick Google informs that there are 'Durty Nelly' pubs the world over. Apparently, this one, down the end of my street started life in 1850 as 'The Rose & Crown'.


I must get down there as I am reliably informed that there is a splendid Trompe-l ’oeil on the pressed metal ceiling of the first floor restaurant, The Print Room.

13 comments:

Mary Ann said...

I love the harp (lyre?) set into the iron balustrade. It's a common motif in Beirut--and elsewhere too I imagine. I wonder where that architectural detail originated.

observer said...

psst - typo ... that there are 'Du(r)ty Nelly' pubs

observer said...

i don't like these names of pubs for a few reasons

* a new name, little make over, all of a sudden, it's an "irish" pub
* 'nother example of worldwide standardisation, franchising, lacking individuality
* i prefer pubs with a real irish identity or connection
* i don't like the association of someone's name, especially woman's name with dirty/durty - (c'mon, it's just name, lighten up, miserable turd, it's just fun, are you a bloody wowser or something) - i still don't like it

Peter said...

Love the cast iron balustrade and lace like top.

Andrew said...

They may be all over the world, but Durty Nellie sounds very Sydney.

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Joe said...

Look forward to seeing the Trompe - l'oeil.

Julie said...

Observor - I will fix the typo. The rant I enjoyed!

J Bar said...

It's very yellow. You can't miss it. The ballustrade is brilliant.

Jack said...

The cast iron grillwork with harp in the second photo is remarkable.

I remember a Durty Nellys somewhere near Shannon Airport. It was kind of a dump, not as appealing as this one.

Windsmoke. said...

You can't beat the old style architecture it's so stylish and charming :-).

diane b said...

You can dig up some interesting buildings. Love the lace work. We visited Durty Nellie's in Ireland. I thought that was the only one. Live and Learn I mean blog and learn.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Love the iron lace. Detailed photography like this does capture a time. As I drove along Laswon's neat wide highway absent of shops this morning I was thinking of how photographic records are important.