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Stone Gate Pubs

One day in Dublin? See the Highlights

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House Tour: A Quintessential English Rectory

Name: Charlotte Starling, her husband Boris, their children Florence and Linus and rescue greyhounds, Velvet and Dash. Location: Dorset, United Kingdom Size: 4,000 square feet Years lived in: 5 years Driving into the pretty Dorset village of Frampton, I feel as if I have unwittingly gate crashed the set of a Richard Curtis movie. It is so quintessentially English, it’s almost unreal – thatched cottages sit against a backdrop of green rolling hills, there’s a cozy village pub, an ancient…

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)

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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!

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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.

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I always love a gate in an old stone wall, walking on the way to the pub 💚 @mccormickcharlie

Love this converted fire station. Wonderful stone and window boxes, plus adore how they kept the red.

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