The Shire Café & Bar
The Shire Café & Bar
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08:30 - 23:00
Monday
08:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
08:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
08:30 - 23:30
Thursday
08:30 - 23:30
Friday
08:30 - 23:30
Saturday
08:30 - 23:30
Sunday
08:30 - 23:00
About
A Lord of the Rings themed pub/bar in Killarney town centre, and the perfect venue for an early breakfast in Killarney! We offer everything from Breakfast, Lunch & Evening meals in our stylish, modern, family friendly Café and Bar or Outdoor Heated Covered Area. Be sure to sample our speciality brewed beers, range of wines, beers & spirits and cocktails, as well as speciality coffees, teas and a selection of sweet treats; there is something here to suit all tastes! Outdoor Heated Covered Area - Family friendly Bar/Café - Kids Welcome - Food served daily 08:00 - 9:30pm. The Shire Bar is also Dog / Pet Friendly (designated areas) and is an entertainment venue for Live music & Open Trad sessions and watch Live Sports on our TVs.
Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

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LAS90
Bandon, Ireland27 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
I've never been treated so poorly for a restaurant's own mistakes. Their own TripAdvisor description says they serve food every day from 8:00AM, but I was stuck waiting in the cold until half past. Eventually, an angry-looking woman showed up and STILL didn't seem want to let me inside at first (even though she confirmed the place was opening?), and said the chef wasn't arriving for another half hour.

Managed to sit down by the bar for a bit, until a nice fella said I could go down to the cafe and wait down there for food. I go down, the door is locked, and the same woman ROLLS HER EYES through the window and taps her wrist at me? I didn't need to move! I was just doing what was suggested, at the time the business had already advertised!

Absolutely baffled. I was done at that point and just left. The food could be magnificent and I still wouldn't recommend this place.
Written 6 February 2024
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Brendan
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Great staff, nothing was a problem and really down to earth boss man Ollie was a gentleman. That made the difference for our party.
Written 18 October 2023
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Mitchel S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Was there with family and had a great time. The food is AMAZING and the staff is very friendly and helpful. Such a great restaurant. Would highly recommend checking this place out.
Written 3 September 2023
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Philippa1603
United Kingdom54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
We were in Killarney for my daughter and son in laws wedding and it was his birthday a few days before, so wanted to have a place where we could all get together and have some drinks and enjoy live music. The team in The Shire were brilliant from start to finish, especially Ava. We had all the cafe area to ourselves and all the staff were friendly and really accommodating. The live music was excellent and definitely added to the occasion. Thank you to everyone for being so welcoming, our guests really enjoyed themselves.
Written 2 September 2023
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suz q
Belfast, UK16 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Horrid. Not met with a nice manager (assuming manager). After reading reviews of dog friendly wasn't dog friendly (our fault for not ringing ahead to check). 2 dessert choices and we picked apple pie. Only in for dessert to try it for possible dinner later. Bone dry microwaved frozen apple pastry was not apple pie and zero moisture in it. Tables sticky and place felt dirty lim "beer garden". Seen another table left half their food too. Definitely give it a miss for food
Written 16 July 2023
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Cfitz
19 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We have been visiting Killarney for years and always enjoyed The Shire but over the years it has become less and less of a Lord of the Rings themed bar and more just about food and accommodation. There was a large group of teenagers in one area of the pub when we went in so we sat at the bar. The bar person said I’ll be with you in a minute. We waited 5 and very nearly left. I wish we had. We were charged €17.10 for a pint of Moretti & a gin and tonic. I didn’t ask for any special gin so I always presume they’ll give the cheapest. I was too shocked to question the price at the time. Luckily these outrageous prices are not reflective of most pubs in Killarney. The toilets here are filthy. The entrance is now a closed in beer garden so it takes away from the lovely entrance that used to be here.
Written 2 July 2023
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Margaret H
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Staff were very rude stood around talking and made us wait ages to take our order. Pints of coors were rotten couldn’t drink them glasses were filthy, food was ok but never got bacon with avocado toast & was charged for it. asked for the bill and 2 waitresses rolled their eyes because we interrupted their conversation. Currently sitting in Reidys with lovely fresh pints in clean glasses & friendly staff. 4/6/23
Written 4 June 2023
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kwajsteve
San Antonio, TX19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
A quaint pub and cafe with a unique vibe straight out of the Shire.
I went for breakfast (a latte and waffles) one morning and enjoyed the quiet bustle of the place. It has plenty of seating (both inside and outside) but is segmented into different rooms so always feels humble and intimate.
I went back for drinks the same night. It was quite lively, and mirrored the Green Dragon Inn more so than a hobbit hole, but a fun experience nonetheless. Service was excellent.
Written 25 May 2023
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Amanda G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Can’t give enough stars ⭐️
Held a hen party here for 28 people. From the very beginning to the very end they couldn’t do enough for us nothing was an issue. Food was amazing the pricing was brilliant for what we got. We had the whole use of the cafe part to ourselves which included the a bar and private toilets. We had use of the speaker which was brilliant we hooked up our phone so we could play our own music. I had dropped in all the decorations prior to our arrival and ran down to get the room ready but when I landed all the staff had got it ready for us I was ever so grateful and had it decorated even better then I imagined.I can’t praise the shire enough. Ideal location for a party and everything was so private.
thanks to the staff and owners who made our hen party extra special without any hassle at all
Written 17 May 2023
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Amy
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
We booked the Shire for my hen party! 10/10 for everything! The guys offered us our own private room with our own bar! We had a 3 course meal- food was amazing ! And we were even able to play a few games in between the courses as we had the place to ourselves! The staff could not do enough for us nothing was too much! Everyone on the hen was raving about the place ! Not to mention value for money!
It ticked every box!
Written 14 May 2023
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