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Stone Gate Pubs

from The Travel Tester

One day in Dublin? See the Highlights


The Monk Bar, York in England was built in the early 14th century. The current gatehouse was built on the site of the Roman gate


The Mitre Tavern, between Hatton Garden and Ely Place. It bears a stone mitre carved on the front with the date 1546. Ely Place still has its own Watchman who closes the gates a ten o’clock and cries the hours through the night.


Temple Bar, Dublin. A little further down on the left is an amazing restaurant called Elephant and Castle. If you ever get a chance to visit get their wings!


It comes as no surprise that the three headed hound belongs to Rubeus Hagrid who is renowned as having a penchant for collecting dangerous beasties. When being verbally grilled by the three young wizards, Hagrid boasts about how he acquired the guard-dog from a “Greek chappie” he met in the pub. It then becomes clear that Fluffy is intended to be Cerberus of Greek Mythology – the three headed dog which guards the gates of the Underworld. (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone)