The Ginger Man
39-40 Fenian Street, Dublin 2
I popped in here one Sunday evening for some dinner and it ticked many boxes. The food was fairly solid pub grub – highly recommend the fish and chips – and it wasn’t massively expensive. As soon as we sat down, a bus full of American tourists came in so it was very busy but I’m sure they enjoyed its twee old country pub thing and eavesdropping on our conversation.
What has it got?
Seating: They have high stools and low stools for tables of all heights and sizes. A few of the tables have benches with arm rests and some are tucked away in snugs.
Doors: The doors are wide and easy to open.
Ground: The floors are wooden which could make them a bit slippy when it’s wet.
Stairs: There is an upstairs but everything you need is on the ground level.
Bathrooms: They have a wheelchair bathroom – rejoice! It’s very spacious and in an easy-to-get-to location. The mirror is up way too high but everything else is in check.
Spaciousness: If a bus full of American tourists pulls up, it is definitely tight for space but the tables aren’t piled on top of each other.
Helpfulness of Staff: Incredibly sound bunch. Chatty, friendly and helpful but not in your face.
Parking: There is plenty of on street parking around here. I couldn’t suss out a particular wheelchair parking spot right beside it but there are spaces available on Merrion Square which is just down the road.
Why did it lose points? It didn’t. I didn’t expect this pub to have the proper facilities but it did. I’m glad I finally got to visit one of Dublin’s famous pubs that actually has proper wheelchair access. Fair play.