In Ulysses, Leopold Bloom stops here for a gorgonzola sandwich and a glass of burgundy. 'He raised his eyes and met the stare of a bilious clock. Two. Pub clock five minutes fast. Time going on. Hands moving. Two. Not yet.' The clock is said to be kept at five minutes fast and the bar is now a regular for well-dressed Dubliners. Seating can be scarce, and the place is better suited to conversation than raucous revelry. The food - more fish and chips than gorgonzola and burgundy - is quite good, and not overly expensive.