Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Enjoying a perfectly poured Guinness at your favorite Irish pub? How could life get better? How 'bout a thatched roof?


Four Green Fields is Tampa’s authentic Irish bar. This is the place in Florida’s West Coast to hear traditional & progressive Irish music in a true pub environment. The thatched roof is absolutely real and there isn’t anything like it that I’m aware of this side of Dublin. (OK, some place on this side of the Atlantic also has a thatched roof but I’ve never run across it.) The music is the real thing and it compliments a menu of some of my all-time favorites such as Irish Potato Leek soup, corned beef and cabbage, their Irish stew, mouth-watering, of just caught fish and chips and – drum roll please – shepherd’s pie. I love shepherd’s pie and a pint or two of Guinness. Four Green Fields is very popular and can fill up inside and out. Its patio is busy and fun and when Tampa celebrates Gasparilla, you can’t get within a mile of a seat here. “One Hundred Great Places To Drink Beer In America” in the Sept/Oct. 2008 issue of Imbibe magazine listed it as a winner. Plus, because it is one of the pubs most distinguishing and unique features, along with its fresh, smooth and frothy Guinness, is its thatched roof. Read HERE about its maintenance in January. It’s a fun story in itself.) I give Four Green Fields my personal 5-Stars.

9 comments:

Lois said...

I've never seen a real thatched roof before and I certainly didn't know there was one in Florida! This is a great shot Frank.

Jacob said...

That attached thatch roof is certainly sumthin. I wonder how they got past the fire marshall? And is it cooler or hotter in the summertime?

Just a few questions.

Sounds like you enjoy this place a lot and that you may patronize this place frequently.

Looks like a place most folks would enjoy - if they liked Irish music, Irish whiskey, Irish beer, and Irish food.

;-)

Don and Krise said...

Oh, I'll bet this is one fun place. With the food they serve I'll bet it takes a tow truck to get you out of there after you've eaten.

Nikki Beaumont said...

Oh, that is great! I just love that y'all have as near as can be had of an authentic Irish pub in Tampa! Who would have thought it? Loved the story about repairing it. Too funny!

B SQUARED said...

I think a lot of "research" went into this article, Frank.

Frank said...

It is surprising at first that the thatched roof is overhead. But I'm sure after centuries of use they have it pretty-well figured out.

The shepherds pie is my favorite...a wheel barrel is waiting outside for loading of those who need assistance on exit.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

This is so lovely and beautiful !! Great..Unseen Rajasthan

Joan Perry; Sidewalk Curator said...

It does look like it could be in Ireland. I've done some hiking there and each walk ends in the local pub. It was grand.

Miranda McAfee said...

mmmm Guinness