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Buggle's Bar

Moore Street, Kilrush, Ireland
+353 65 905 1839
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Best pub in town

We found this place halfway through our visit and it definitely has the best craic in town. Full of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Stephanie E
Burlington, North Carolina
via mobile
great place for a pint

I always make it a point to visit Buggle's Bar when I am in Kilrush. If there is any traditional... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Toronto, Canada
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Buggles Pub and B&B is a traditional pub built circa. 1800, owned and operated by three generations of the same family. Its warm, relaxing atmosphere is welcoming and the adjoining Bed and Breakfast is of the finest quality with large spacious rooms overlooking the noted Heritage Town of Kilrush. Some of our rooms overlook Kilcredane Lighthouse and the historic townland of Reaha.Kilrush has a fine Georgian streetscape, a marina, an eighteen hole golf course, Dolphin boat trips, the restored nineteenth century Vandeleur Walled Gardens, and of course the restored West Clare Railway (immortalised by Percy French: 'are you right there Michael'), the magnificent and ancient Scattery Island which contains the remains of five of seven churches, an intact 5th century, 120 feet round tower, Napoleonic battery, a light house and keepers cottage, the deserted 'street' from the 1960s is both eerie and charming. A monthly lecture series by the local Kilrush Historical Society complements many of the local activities. Kilrush is a veritable Photographers Paradise (a quick search through Flickr confirms this) and all are welcome to enjoy the music, sample the atmosphere and experience the tranquility of Kilrush topped-off with a great pint of Guinness with Shamrock atop in Buggles Pub.
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4 days ago
“Best pub in town”
3 weeks ago
“great place for a pint”
Moore Street, Kilrush, Ireland
+353 65 905 1839
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We found this place halfway through our visit and it definitely has the best craic in town. Full of locals, the bartender was excellent and the proprietor was in and out all night. Reasonable prices relative to other pubs in town.

Thank Stephanie E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always make it a point to visit Buggle's Bar when I am in Kilrush. If there is any traditional music in town you will find it here. Cozy place with pleasant atmosphere. The staff are courteous and love to chat with the customers. You...More

Thank OhCanada150
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I visit county clare once a year as I have family there. I stopped one evening at buggles and wasn't delighted about the service or attitude of the owners. I gave them the benefit of the doubt and went again a few days later. I...More

Thank peter w
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere, friendly staff and a great pint of Guinness.Whether you sit at the bar or cozy up at a table,you are always guaranteed a good night in Buggles

1  Thank Jenni E
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Small local bar, ten people is a crowd but they do a cracking pint of Guinness and the staff are nice

1  Thank NemesisDrummer
bugglesofkilrush, Owner at Buggle's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2016

Hi Nemessis Drummer, Many thanks for your review of our small and pokey pub with a cracking pint of Guinness.We do our best to keep things up to scratch in this old pub over 100 years old. Kind regards, Carmel and Tony.

Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Buggles is a small lovely pub. The people there where really friendly. Had a great laugh with some of the regulars. Carmel the owner was lovely. We only had a few there. But would definately go back. We visited during the day. Didn't get a...More

1  Thank Deirdre M
bugglesofkilrush, Owner at Buggle's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2016

There is nothing like having a good laugh when you, out , glad you enjoyed yourselves looking forward to seeing you again. Carmel.

Reviewed 15 August 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights this week with my partner. We were given a room at the top of the house which was large and bright. Had a lovely view towards the marina. The bed was very comfortable and the shower was really good. Carmel...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 6 June 2014

touring around ireland for a few days. started at buggles. very friendly and helpful. the rooms were comfortable and the breakast superb. couldnt have asked for a more relaxing place.

Thank Wpb2222410
Reviewed 12 January 2014

Visited Kilrush with some mates many years ago. Stayed at a B+B round the corner but frequented Buggle's regularly during our stay - perhaps it would be better to say we stayed at Buggle's and frequented our B+B sometimes. The place is absolutely amazing. You...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 10 October 2013

We experienced Buggles as a B&B, rather than a bar. In that capacity it was very pleasant. The room was good, breakfast was excellent and the welcome warm. Our bikes were stored away very securely. Kilrush is a very pleasant town and Buggles is central....More

1  Thank Laurie C
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