Opened in 2008, Salt House is a modern bar that offers a wide selection of Irish and world beers. Located alongside the Eglinton Canal in the heart of Galway, the pub is close enough to the centre of Galway and the hustle and bustle of Quay Street yet far enough away that it has a back street boozer feel to it.
The team behind the pub also own three other pubs in Galway (The Oslo, The Cottage and The Scholar’s Rest) and four in Dublin (Against the Grain, The Black Sheep, The Brew Dock and The Dark Horse). They also have their own microbrewery, the Galway Bay Brewery, which opened in 2009 and was Galway’s first micro.
The simple, single room interior has more of an American feel rather than many of the traditional Irish interiors you find in Galway. A well stocked bar greets you on the left as you enter and on a busy night the beer is constantly flowing. Seating is limited inside so should you find the pub busy on your visit, you can always spill outside onto the street with the many others.
The pub features an impressive line-up of beers with Ireland well represented. Four beers from the Galway Bay Brewery are always on tap (Buried at Sea, Voyager, Full Sail and Bay Ale) as well as beers from White Gypsy Brewery, Tipperary and Porterhouse, Dublin. From further afield you may find beers from Sierra Nevada, Brew Dog, Thornbridge and Fischer. Like the vast majority of pubs in Ireland, only one of the beers is served via cask.
The bottle selection is extensive with beers from New Zealand’s Epic Brewery, Mikkeller, Rogue, Brew Dog and even the Celt Brewery in Wales.
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I was able to visit and review this pub thanks to Stena Line, Discover Ireland and Paddy Wagon Tours who organised a trip as part of The Gathering, a year long series of events and festivals to celebrate Irish culture, history and genealogy. Their involvement had no bearing on the review.
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