This European-style Irish pub serves gastro fare rooted within authentic Irish tradition. The menu, heavily peppered with house-cured meats, features hearty pub food, and utilizes produce and meats from local butchers and farms such as Brasstown Beef and White Oak Pastures. Besides staples like Fish-n-Chips and Bangers and Mash, signature dishes include the Aberdeen sandwich stacked with house-cured corned beef, the Duck Fried Chips and Curry (chips are cut in-house; curry is imported from Ireland) and the Public House Breakfast (with bangers, house-cured pork loin and white and black pudding). Seafood, soups and sandwiches round out the menu. At the bar, there are 13 European beers on draft and a full range of whiskey cocktails.
Brent Cunningham is the owner and general manager of The Elder Tree Public House in East Atlanta Village. After years working in the construction industry for companies such as Masonite and Williams Brothers, Brent took a leap four years ago, and changed career paths. With no prior restaurant experience under his belt, Brent, a long-time East Atlanta resident, bought his favorite neighborhood bar and transformed it (The Blue Frog Cantina) into a thriving local hub.A long-time fan of Irish pubs, Brent is fulfilling a life-long dream with the opening of The Elder Tree Public House. Named after an old Irish tradition in which an Elder Tree is planted as a sign of protection, The Elder Tree Public House is certainly a welcoming environment with its chatty clientele, sleek wood accents and decadent comfort food. Among Brent’s favorite menu items are the Cumberland Pie, the corned beef and cabbage and the double-cut pork chop.When not busy tending the floor and the bar, you can find Brent spending time at home with his wife Marina, and with his young daughter, Katrina.