Old Bank honours St Patrick’s Day

The luck of the Irish is being celebrated at the Old Bank Bar and Restaurant for St Patrick’s Day.

The annual event is celebrated worldwide and keeping with its music and entertainment tradition the Old Bank Bar and Restaurant will put on very special performance from local Irish dancing group Spreagadh Na Rince and a performance by Paul “Irish” McMillan.

Feeling lucky: The Old Bank Bar and Restaurants expert Guinness pourer Sheena Picton. Photo: Taylor Jurd

Feeling lucky: The Old Bank Bar and Restaurants expert Guinness pourer Sheena Picton. Photo: Taylor Jurd

The Old Bank will be serving traditional Irish pot pie to tempt patrons tastebuds, and have also imported true Irish Guinness on tap.

Col McIntosh from the Old Bank said he believes they were the only one in Australia with the on tap imported Guinness.

Mr McIntosh said pouring Guinness is an art form.

Col and his son Ryan have even attended lessons in Ireland to learn how to pour it properly at the Guinness Academy.

“Pour the Guinness to the correct height then you have to leave it sitting for 119.5 seconds. When you top it up you pull the tap backwards so that the beer goes in without the gas,” Mr McIntosh said.

He said it is always a great atmosphere on St Patrick’s Day.

“We’ve got Irish and Scottish background and we’ve all been over to Ireland,” Col said.

“It’s just a great atmosphere .. and the Old Bank lends itself to music and dancing so that’s why the day really fits with us.”

The Spreagadh Na Rince will perform at 6pm, with Paul McMillan to start at 7:30pm.

The theme is to dress in green and there will be prizes to give away.