Galway is a little fishing village located on the West Coast of Ireland and happens to be one of my favorite Irish cities. For anyone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of Dublin for a day, I highly recommend hopping a bus and heading out to the west coast. We made a day trip out of it considering there’s not a ton to do there apart from pub-hopping and shopping.
One of the things I really missed out on the last time I was there was the food. I honestly don’t even remember a meal there from any of my visits until now. So this time, we were going to do it right. Dinner at The King’s Head. One of (if not THE) oldest pubs in the area dating back over 800 years. And what is Galway known for?
Fresh oysters. Of course Steven couldn’t resist the Guinness and Oysters deal on the menu. While the pairing doesn’t exactly enhance the flavors, pretty much everything in Ireland is served with a Guinness.
As for me? Yeah I don’t do oysters. It’s a texture thing. I stuck with the seemingly safe choice of some authentic Irish lamb stew.
A mistake I wouldn’t make twice if we ever dine again at the King’s Head. I dumped a ton of salt and pepper into this thing and it still lacked any flavor. It was like vegetables and lambed served in water. Terrible. But this time the Guinness did help. That and a substantial serving of tradition brown bread. I really need to learn how to make some myself.