I am a big fan of pubs, and I use to love Irish Murpheys however the last time I went there the food and service were both terrible.
We were looking forward to a great meal, I was waiting on some lamb shanks and my friend on some lamb cutlets. We ordered the meal and waited and waited- You would have thought they were getting it from Ireland how long it took to arrive.
When it arrived the lamb shanks were plonked in a blob of orange 'sludge' which turned out to be mashed pumpkin. There was too much fat on the bone and it was chewy and just gross.
My friends lamb cutlets where cold and undercooked. I was really unimpressed the quality of this restaurant has massively gone downhill in the 3 or 4 months since I was last there. I would NOT recommend it.
Further, I could barely chat with my friend because the noise was so loud, anything but a nice quiet lunch.