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The Shelbourne Bar

17 MacCurtain Street, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 450 9615
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Fine big portions!

Had a late breakfast/ early lunch, ordered sandwiches with salad and wedges. Very generous... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A C
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Limerick, Ireland
via mobile
Great venue

This is a lovely bar, 5 minutes walk from Cork city centre. Plenty of choice of local craft beers... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
WaterfordTrooper
,
Waterford
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The Shelbourne Bar is a sophisticated Irish pub in Cork City with an authentic traditional atmosphere. Nestled in the heart of The Victorian Quarter of Cork City since 1895, it is renowned for its welcoming and knowledgeable staff, great service and extensive Irish whiskey offering of over 200 bottlings – the largest and best collection in Cork! We won the gold medal at the Irish whiskey awards for the best Irish whiskey bar in Munster and would be delighted to share our knowledge with you.
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17 MacCurtain Street, Cork, Ireland
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+353 21 450 9615
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a late breakfast/ early lunch, ordered sandwiches with salad and wedges. Very generous portions, plenty flavour and great value. Definitely would go again

Thank A C
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi There delighted you enjoyed your brunch and thank you for taking the time to write a review. Regards Philip

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely bar, 5 minutes walk from Cork city centre. Plenty of choice of local craft beers and also has a range of over 100 whiskeys with a full menu description for all. Has a taster menu of the month for whiskies. Bar...More

Thank WaterfordTrooper
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thank you for the positive review. we are delighted you liked the Shelbourne and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Regards Philip

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

my wife and I had a great lunch here on our way back to the train station. it has a great irish pub atmosphere and our lunch big and delicious! our cruise ship docked in cobh and we rode the train 30 min. to cork....More

Thank tj_allman100
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thank you for stopping in the Shelbourne and leaving us a positive review, we really appreciate it. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. Regards Philip

Reviewed 6 June 2017

This was our first visit to Cork and we were staying across the street from the Shelbourne Bar. We stopped in for a quick drink before dinner and wound up staying for a few hours. The whiskey selection is amazing - something for every budget....More

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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Hi there Thank you for the great review, we are delighted you enjoyed our Irish Whiskey collection, we put a lot of time and effort into it so it means a lot when we get such great reviews. Regards Philip

Reviewed 26 May 2017

Wonderful staff, great atmosphere and food. So friendly and helpful to travelers. We were there at noon, tired and starved, and found hospitality in the extreme. Would recommend to all, at any time.

Thank larrybaugh
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Hi Delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Shelbourne , it's the simple things that makes holidays special , I will pass on your positive comments to the team. Regards Philip

Reviewed 11 May 2017

A solo business traveller to Cork staying almost next door at the Metropole looking for somewhere to spend the evening, spotted the sign outside offering 150+ Irish Whiskeys. They offer an easy way to start with one of their "Whiskey Platters", ranging from budget (they...More

Thank whiskyatdukidotcom
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

Hi there Thank you for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate it. We are delighted you enjoyed our great Irish whiskey collection. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Regards Philip

Reviewed 3 May 2017

We were going for dinner nearby so decided to have a drink here first. It has been recently renovated but it doesn't look really modern, which is a good thing. It's just so cosy with lots of lovely areas to sit and a roaring coal...More

Thank Beanie14
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Hi I am delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Shelbourne bar. We really appreciate the positive review. kind regards Philip

Reviewed 2 May 2017

The Shelbourne has a deal with the Fish Wife across the street. The Fish Wife has limited seating so you can sit here, but have to order a drink.More

Thank Richard-Julie_K
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Hi there Thank you for the review. we work closely with our neighbour the fishwife. Our idea is simple in that they have the best fish and chips in Cork but no beer/wine and we have no fish and chips but loads of beer and...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

I already loved this pub. It has the best atmosphere in town. This is mainly due to a very attentive and friendly staff that clearly love what they do. I was weary when it closed down for the works... I need to fear nothing. They...More

Thank Hekgod
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thank you for the great review, we really appreciate you taking the time to do it. Yes we are delighted with the renovations and how the bar now looks older than it did before we started the project. We hope to see you soon again...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017

Walked into the Shelbourne on a tour of Cork looking for lunch and a drink. The bartender told us we could bring food from any establishment and they would serve us drinks. Ended up getting sandwiches from down the road and a flight of whisky...More

Thank Jonathan K
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Hi Delighted you were able to sample our Irish whiskey sampling boards.I will pass on your positive comments to Mark. Kind regards Philip

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