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The Lombard


The Lombard
1 Lombard Street/44 Pearse Street, Dublin 2
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I popped in here for lunch the other day and for the area I was in, it certainly did the job. It’s a grand spot for a quick bite with all sorts of burgers and soups and paninis and general pub grub to choose from. I didn’t have the opportunity to pint it up here but I’m sure it’s a busy spot for the after work crowd.

What has it got?

Seating: There are many low tables with moveable chairs but there are also higher tables with stools which would not be suitable for a wheelchair user.
Doors: The doors were easy enough to open and were wide.
Ground: The floors are wooden and they seemed pretty slip-proof.
Stairs: There are a couple of steps up to the bar area but we had table service. It may be a different story when it gets busier though.
Bathrooms: They had a wheelchair bathroom on the lower level. However, it was tucked behind a table which meant I had to ask the people sitting there to move. When it is busy, it could be a bit of a hassle to get to but – silver lining – you didn’t need to get a key for the door.
Spaciousness: Other than the tight spot near the bathroom, there is plenty of room here as all of the tables are pushed to the sides.
Helpfulness of Staff: We had table service during the lunch hours which was great. They seemed very helpful and easy going.
Parking: There is a lot of on-street parking on Pearse St and opposite the Science Gallery (not during peak hours unfortunately). There are a couple of wheelchair parking spots in that area too.
Rating: 7.5/10
Why did it lose points? The wheelchair bathroom is in an inconvenient area. If they cleared the space around it, it would be perfect. There are also a couple of steps up to the bar area which means that you have to rely on your friends or staff to order your drinks. Other than that, it is a decent pub to visit. 

About the author

Louise Bruton

Reviewing Dublin, step by step, in terms of wheelchair accessibility. Freelance journalist and pop culture enthusiast.

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