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Costigan's Pub

No 11 Washington Street, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 427 3350
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Hands down the most welcoming Pub in Ireland!

My first solo trip overseas and this is the place I would go back to time and again. The bar staff... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CH12347
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Lethbridge, Canada
via mobile
Great Craic

Called in there for a couple Friday night and stayed 'til closing time. Traditional Irish bar... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
billyboy212
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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"Serving the people of cork since 1849" Costigan's Traditional Irish pub is without doubt one of Cork's oldest and finest pubs, nestled in the heart of Washington Street, Cork City. What began as a Fish Mongers, then became a coach house and years later a sweet shop, it blossomed into the charming pub that it is today. Through the centuries it has retained its Irish character. It is an old style public house with its long bar counter, snug and parlour area; not to mention the open fire and heated beer garden. With an extensive local whiskey and gin selection from Cork and the rest of Ireland, Costigan's Traditional Irish Pub is the perfect setting to enjoy a drink or two. Costigan's stunning individual architecture provides the ideal atmosphere to enjoy one of Ireland's most traditional pubs. Céad Míle Fáilte!
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No 11 Washington Street, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first solo trip overseas and this is the place I would go back to time and again. The bar staff were both friendly and welcoming- Mary and Colm were both extremely knowledgeable and happy to give me advice on everything from what beers to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in there for a couple Friday night and stayed 'til closing time. Traditional Irish bar, which plays some great music. The staff are really friendly and good for a laugh. Has an indoor smoking shed with heaters. A bit of a schlep to the...More

Thank billyboy212
Colm C, Owner at Costigan's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi billyboy212 Thanks so much for leaving review. we are so glad that we ticked so many boxes on your visit and took the time to tell us as well. Looking forward to your next visit. Colm

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ducked into this place when the rain hit. Started looking online for a dinner spot but being the weekend no reservations to be had. Well the friendly guys behind the bar started calling places and got us a spot in what turned out to be...More

Thank brewpubber
Colm C, Owner at Costigan's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi brewpubber Yet another review that shows we are ticking the boxes we set out to at the start of the year, I take it your interested in pubs etc so we are delighted that you took the time to say much kind things about...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We recently went to Cork City in October 2017 for a long weekend city break. There were eight of us, three from Liverpool and five from Moffat, Scotland. We go away at this time of year to different venues around Europe, but on this occasion...More

Thank Sargeypops
Colm C, Owner at Costigan's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sargeypops Thanks for taking the time to leave such a kind review. I have to say the review that you left sums up what we are trying to achieve on a daily basis. We all cant wait to see you and the gang again....More

Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Amazing pub great fun and great staff . Great selection of drinks and music . Cant beat the nice warm fire and candles really gives the pub a great vibe

Thank Ciaran B
Colm C, Owner at Costigan's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Ciaran B Thanks for all your kind words, we were delighted to see you on that busy night hopefully you will make another busy night some time soon. Thanks colm.

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Awesome pub walked in with 30 people and they served everyone even let one of our group pour her own Guiness from the bar nice fireplace folk and contemporary Irish music playing softly several small nooks and crannies

Thank HMCHUGH430
Colm C, Owner at Costigan's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi HMCHUGH430 Thanks very much for your kind words. We were delighted to look after you and the group on that night and to see so many photos taken was cool. I hope ye enjoyed the rest of your trip. Colm.

Reviewed 27 October 2017

Myself, husband and daughter (age 29) went here on the recommendation from someone at our hotel, he told us to stop here and then go to another pub. We had so much fun at Costigan's we never left. Colm was so friendly suggested what beer...More

Thank Barbara H
Colm C, Owner at Costigan's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Hi Barbara, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are delighted that ye had such a great time with us. I have to say its not ebryone that gets our humour so its always great craic to get into it with someone new......More

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Was there yesterday for the second half of the united game and must say it's a great spot 👌 will definitely go there more often, friendly staff that have a laugh with you 👍 And just an all round nice vibe to the place. Oh...More

Thank Jerry F
Colm C, Owner at Costigan's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Hi Jerry, I'm not sure now to reply to this one...., only to say :) :) :) united did lose but sadly liverpool also... delighted you enjoyed the banter. until next time take care. Colm.

Reviewed 21 October 2017

Colm, the proprietor of the hotel and his staff are fabulous. Nothing is to much trouble. Being overseas travellers it was a great experience.

Thank jeanettemills19
Colm C, Owner at Costigan's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Hi Jean, Thank you so much for your very kind words, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit so much. I have to say you made it very easy to look after ye. Thanks col.

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Since the start of october i have visited costigans on four or five times and was well impressed with staff and the pint of guinness is spot on with a taste of more ...keep up the good work guys well done to all

Thank plainsight
Colm C, Owner at Costigan's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Plainsight, Thanks for taking the time to leave your review, we are so delighted that your using us on a regular basis. We will defo keep up the good work. Thanks colm.

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