I am not sure why I thought it was going to feel more slightly upscale a la new made to look old. When I discovered it was located adjacent to a strip mall, I wasn't sure we had the right place. Fortunately my guests didn't care - we were here for each other's company.
Luckily the food turned out to be great and the place had a comfortable feeling. We focused on the "traditional" Irish pub fare like fish and chips, leek and salmon pie etc. and were not disappointed. The prices seemed reasonable for very large portions.
If you find yourself in downtown Hamilton looking for a pint and a decent meal, Slainte will do the trick.