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Cork’s Top Bar

If you find yourself gravitating towards the more ritzy appeal of Cask, I would strongly suggest... read more

Reviewed today
Christopher M
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ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!!

The staff here was phenomenal! My friends and I were visiting for a couple days and felt right at... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lauren H
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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...more
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17 MacCurtain Street, Cork T23 P2WH, Ireland
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+353 21 450 9615
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Reviewed today via mobile

If you find yourself gravitating towards the more ritzy appeal of Cask, I would strongly suggest heading across the street to The Shelbourne Bar instead. Shelbourne was marginally our best pub experience in Cork and one of our most entertaining experiences in Ireland so far....More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The staff here was phenomenal! My friends and I were visiting for a couple days and felt right at home at this bar! Sarah, Brian, and JJ gave us the best service we’ve had since visiting Ireland! They were very helpful not only with drink...More

Thank Lauren H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a great bar in the heart of the city. Staff are lovely and always make you feel so welcome. Their selection of whiskeys is amazing but they cater for everyone by also having a wide selection of beers and other spirits. The place...More

Thank Amie M
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

HI Thank you for the lovely review . We really appreciate it. Regards Philip

Reviewed 6 days ago

A nice enough bar, worth a visit if you're in Cork for the weekend. They bring around free chips on a Friday teatime, which is a nice touch. One of the barmen was a bit surly but maybe he was having a bad night! Would...More

Thank MarieNZ
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Thank you for the review. I was disapointed your did not get the normal service we pride ourselves on in the Shelbourne Bar. I don't know what date you were in but I will let the team know your concern. Regards Philip

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Why only 5 stars? There should be an option to give more. So let me not be emotional about this place (very difficult but I'll try). Staff is more than awesome, drinks are great and prizes fair. The place mixes the real Irish feeling with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you Mark. I pop in every now and then for a pint or a reasonable whiskey. But spending an evening at the counter talking to Mark about the higher quality whiskeys made me want to loosen the purse strings and spring for pure quality....More

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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thank you for the great review about Mark and our Irish whiskey collection. I will pass on your good wishes to mark. Regards Philip

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great bar with a huge selectionof Irish whiskey. Bar staff were very friendly and helped me pick out a great Whiskey from their wide selection. Would Definitely visit again!

Thank Joe M
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Joe Thanks for the great review. we really appreciate it. Regards Philip

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have frequented this pub before and have to say I do like it. A customer of mine suggested we all meet here ( 20 people) which he and I did. Unfortunately we were both accosted by a person whose name is Frank T. (...More

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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thank you for your review. I am disappointed to here about your experience . Can you contact me next week by phone at the Shelbourne where we can discuss this in detail ? Regards Philip

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just back from Cork City ,had a wonderful two nights being looked after by the undervalued Daniel lol and the slave JJ . But have to say a big thanks to Mark who was welcoming and great fun to disscuss gins and whiskey with ....More

1  Thank Chimene2802
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thank you for the lovely review. I will pass on your good wishes to Mark, Dan and JJ. Best wishes Philip

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gemma, JJ, Dan, Ryan and Mark were so friendly and accommodating! They really made our night in The Shelbourne Bar. The food was delicious and customer service was second to none. I would recommend this bar without hesitation. Thanks so much!

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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thank you for the lovely review. I will pass on your compliments to the team. Regards Philip

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