AN SHEBEEN, JAVEA 965776197
Great value at the “Irish”
An evocative revisit to An Shebeen in Javea, popularly known as the “Irish” by our group of six; one of us, an ex-proprietor and another an inspiration for the original concept.
Now owned by four Spaniards after 5 years of closed doors, the pub remains essentially unchanged, a warm ambiance with a consistent Irish theme, of which the excellent pint of Guinness (€4.25)is a feature.
A well priced menu del día at €9.95 was selected by three of us, starting with a tasty “revuelto” followed by grilled hake or a meat stew.
All very acceptable. Those going off-piste had garlic prawns, a Hereford beef burger and a goat cheese salad curiously named after George Best. Again positive feedback.
The wines selected by our host were an excellent Verdejo from Ruedo called Ayre (€12.50), followed by an equally worthy Bobal from Utiel Requeña called Nodus (€15.75). The choice of wines is certainly more extensive under the new owners of An Shebeen.
All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable lunch with good value food and drinks (€22 p.p.) and the welcoming atmosphere of this Irish pub.