The Parson’s Pub

By on October 7, 2022

Fine Food, Hearty Meals & Great Drinks. We Serve Them All!

Opening on St. Patrick’s 2014, Parson’s Pub has been bringing a touch ‘o the Irish to downtown Murphy for going on nine years. Originally opened by Colby and Marissa Beck, the pub was named after Colby’s father, a local preacher. With 67 beers on tap and good old fashioned family recipes, Parson’s Pub became a welcome part of the local scene. After seven years the Beck’s decided it was time for new ownership.

Jack and Diane Lange had been coming to the Pub since 2016, becoming local regulars in 2017 when they moved to Murphy full time. The Beck’s offered the business to the Lange’s, mainly because they knew it would remain an Irish Pub. Diane says, “We bought the Pub because Jack was bored in retirement and thought this would be and exciting adventure.” And what an adventure it’s been!

Serving over 85 beers and ciders, paired with (mostly) the same Beck family recipes, the Pub has a strong local following, all of whom are amazing. Out of towners, some who own cabins in the surrounding areas, are also considered regulars and join in the fun when they’re in town. Some nights it kind of reminds you of  the lovable ‘Cheers,’ where ‘Everyone Knows Your Name!’

Parson’s Pub could not operate without their amazing staff. Everyone who works at the Pub tries to give customers the best experience daily. They keep the atmosphere laid back and relaxed, ensuring that everyone has a great time. 

Serving mostly traditional Irish dishes, some of the Pub’s best sellers are the Reuben, flat bread Reuben, authentic Shepherd’s Pie, and the Pretzel Bites with Guinness cheese. You’ll also find Corned Beef and Cabbage, Bangers and Mash, Fowler’s Pie, and of course, Fish and Chips. Daily soups and salads, Brunswick Stew, and delicious sandwiches are all served at reasonable prices. Dessert? Guinness Chocolate Cake, English Whipped Pie or Irish Cream Pie!

Owning a thriving Irish Pub, or any business these days, can be a 24/7 challenge. Supply chain issues, rising food costs and never knowing what the day will bring are all taken in stride. Jack and Diane Lange love their work, taking special pride in giving back to the community and making sure their staff earns a living wage. They thoroughly enjoy socializing with customers and being integral participants in all that is Historic Downtown Murphy. 

“We have been blessed with the staff we have and the support of the community. I don’t think we will ever be able to express how much we appreciate them all! With hearty Irish food, plentiful beverages, and a pleasant atmosphere – we know you’ll want to come back.”
The Parson’s Pub
19 Tennessee Street, Murphy, NC, 28906
(828) 837-4151
Monday – Thursday: 11am- 9pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am–10pm
Sunday: Closed