JOSEPH TOD HUNTER Pim was, according to various accounts, one of Dublin’s most colourful characters in the late 1800s.
Among other things he was a regular at the Hellfire Club, would witness butcher fights on Fade Street, traveled to Monte Carlo to feed his gambling addiction, had been shot at several times and owned a bullet proof vest, and helped with the rebuilding of George’s Street Arcade after the great fire of 1892.
Fitting then, that Fade Street should be getting a new pub named after him.
The people behind the Market Bar and the Chelsea Drugstore will be opening the doors to Tod Hunter Pims in mid March, and are currently recruiting for ‘managers, mixologists, beer aficionados and wine buffs’.
We’re not privy just yet to exactly the kind of establishment will open ‘under the oldest silversmiths in Dublin, Alwright and Marshall Ltd’ but if this account of Pim is anything to go by, the cocktails will be savage:
Although Pim always took his vodka neat, he was not averse to some mixing, though he always thought the mix should not diminish the liquor. In his trip to Africa a few years previous, he had sampled a delighted blend of juices and whiskey.
Don’t let the man down now!