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The Shelbourne Bar

Closed Now: 10:30 - 23:30
Open today: 10:30 - 23:30
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Really good service

Lovely atmosphere. Really impressed with the service, particularly at such a busy time of year... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kaza89
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Cork
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Team building

Stellar service, Tom and Brian looked after us for the night, they really know how to host a party... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aisling O
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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere. Really impressed with the service, particularly at such a busy time of year. Tomás was helpful and engaging.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stellar service, Tom and Brian looked after us for the night, they really know how to host a party. We’re still here

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Aisling O
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thank you for your positive review, we really appreciate it. I will pass on your comments to Brian and Tom, they are great guys. Regards Philip

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mark and Thomas were very knowledgeable about their whiskey..... totally cool vibe .... warm and relaxing atmosphere

Date of experience: November 2018
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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Thank you for the great review, I will pass on your positive comment to Mark and Thomas. Regards Philip

Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Myself and wife went in for lunch today(nov 7th).the food in here is so wholesome and filling and the chef bruno from Brazil is so passionate bout food and it resulted in a delicious lunch and the host was so friendly when we entered to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Hi Philip Thank you for your lovely review, I will pass on your positive comments to Fionnuala and Bruno. Much appreciated. Regards

Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Tomas is the greatest “Barkeeper” ever!, With his knowledge, he gives you the best recommendations- so that your Drink would be as good as possible.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Hi Thank you for your great review. I will pass on your positive comments to Tom. We are very lucky to have him working in the Shelbourne. Regards Philip

Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were visiting Cork and planned on partaking in our own little Pub Crawl. We only got to stop #2 (Shelbourne Bar)... Mark introduced us to some very fine Irish Whisky’s. He was passionate and knowledgeable, took time with us to learn...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Hi Thank you for the great review, delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Shelbourne. I will pass on your positive comments to Mark and Sarah. Regards Philip

Reviewed 4 October 2018

If you want to experience the many great whiskeys of Ireland this is the place to do it. Over 200 plus different ones to choose from and a relaxing setting to enjoy them in. Sarah and Dan are awesome Bartenders. They had great drink suggestions...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Hi thank you for the great review, we really appreciate it. I will pass on your positive comments to Sarah and dan. Regards Philip

Reviewed 12 September 2018 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

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Brian, Sarah & JJ we’re incredible employees. They suggested numerous drinks and also made me one of the best shots I’ve ever had. I’d highly recommend this place over the one across street.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Hi Thank you for the great review, I will pass on your positive comments to Brian, Sarah and JJ. Regards Philip

Reviewed 18 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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