Situated on Baggot Street at the corner of Roger’s Lane which is named after the first owner Andrew Rogers in 1818. The pub is currently named after James Toner who the was licensee in 1923. He developed the pub as a bar and grocery shop.
Toner's is an unspoilt Victorian pub with original snugs perfectly intact. The floors are stone, the furniture worn and wooden, the snugs partitioned off by large pub mirrors. The interior contributes massively to a genuine atmosphere with original pub paraphernalia scattered around the walls and shelves. Old stock drawers still remain behind the bar with some wares displayed in glass cases to the left and right of the door. The decor and flagged floor will take you back in time.
Frequented throughout time by some of Ireland’s literary greats, including Kavanagh and Yeats. It is rumoured that Toner’s was the only pub that W.B. Yeats drank in. He was known to nip in, quietly sip a sherry at the bar and leave.
Toners claim of having the best pint of Guinness in Dublin is pretty hard to dispute. Served by old school barmen who no matter how busy it gets will have your pint shortly. Good sign of barmen who know what they're doing.
When you go to Toners you will find a welcome akin to the friendly traditions of old. A genuine unspoilt Irish Pub with a friendly atmosphere and a great pint. Who could ask for more?
Painting by Irish Artist James Mongey.