Top of Coom Ireland's Highest Pub

Top of Coom Ireland's Highest Pub

12:00 - 23:00
Monday
13:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
13:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
13:00 - 22:30
Thursday
13:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
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Top of Coom, is Irelands Official Highest Pub is set 1045ft above sea level. The pub overlooks the Glanlee valley to the west and the Muscrai valley to the east. The pub is situated in an area of great natural beauty. Music sessions can often break out when least expected which is not surprising considering the pub is renowned throughout traditional music circles and its location near the Muscrai Gaeltacht means a visitor may often hear a word or two of Irish language spoken. Established in the middle of the 19thCentury, as the fifth generation of the Creedon family Tim, Eileen and their sons will offer a warm welcome to all who come through the door. Although its appearance has changed, as well as the drinks served, the one constant in the history of the Top of Coom pub is that its’ at the heart of the community and everyone who comes through the door leaves a friend.
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chaplains
Rome, Italy116 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
A pleasant experience as we were headed South in Ireland to find this hilltop pub. The owner in his wife were very gracious inside and outside of the pub. Excellent bathroom facilities exclamation boring
Written 15 March 2019
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Alexandra B
London, Canada121 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
This was such a cool experience. The drive up to the pub was slow as we drop the back way through the mountains but along the way we got to see the sunset against the hills full of sheep. The pub is very cute and clean inside. One of the nicest bathrooms I’ve been in since arriving in Dublin. Enjoyed a pint of cider while here and the bar staff was lovely.
Written 29 May 2018
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Andi W
Kildare16 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
While away in Co Cork for a weekend we made our way to Top Of Coom Ireland's Highest Pub Creedons, with the hope it would be open and lucky for us it was.
We were greeted and served by a lady named Eileen, who was pottering away cleaning, and a wonderful job she does too, the place is spotless clean and
there was fresh Lilly's in the ladies bathroom which is a lovely touch.
A lovely turf fire was burning and it was so cosy to sit beside, it was a bitterly cold day outside so the fire was very welcome.
I'd definitely recommend a visit to Ireland's Highest Pub if you're in the area, it's not hard to find, but take note it opens in the late afternoon and doesn't serve food.

I'll definitely be back again in the future.
Written 18 November 2017
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Mandy S
2 contributions
Sep 2017 • Family
A Beautiful part of county Kerry. We visited Ireland's Highest pub while on our holidays recently. Great pint of Guinness and local stout Lon Dubh. Beautiful flowers in the toilets. Very clean. Would highly recommend!!!
Written 2 November 2017
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Mystery Shopper
Ireland249 contributions
Aug 2017 • Solo
This is a pub I've always seen signs for and just never got around to visiting. But I finally took the plunge yesterday and took a 10min detour from my usual Cork - Kerry route.

The pub is very easy to find, and plenty of parking.

At 5:30pm on a Tuesday it was still fairly quiet (only one local, and one passing tourist). The pub is split into two, a lounge and a bar, both are very well done and are nice and modern looking. The lounge is very spacious even with a section with a pool table and dart board.

I had a pint of Guinness which was lovely, and had a good chat in the bar with the others there.

I'd love to see it a bit busier and next time will probably call in on a weekend for that reason.
Written 23 August 2017
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ChMaAl
146 contributions
May 2017 • Friends
Having read all the reviews on here i can now see we were not the only ones who were attracted by a road sign advertising Ireland's highest pub claiming it was open.
Well, after a long and nice drive (at least the scenery was really good) we found the pub was closed. We stopped and got out of the car. As no soul was to be seen anywhere and the whole place looked totally abandoned we assumed they had closed down for good.
But from what they say online they are not???! Who knows. Wouldn't bother to make a detour of 25km again to find out if they are closed or not.
Very very strange!
Written 20 May 2017
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CK811
6 contributions
Apr 2017 • Friends
Wonderful pub in a fab location with friendly, welcoming staff that are happy to give local knowledge of the area to tourists such as myself. It seemed to be either a new build or recently renovated as it was a nice clean modern building but with the traditional Irish feel to it. We stopped off after cycling the ginormous mountain and it was such a delight to come across. Would recommend to all other ring of Kerry go-ers!
Written 28 April 2017
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Traveller_Teej
Burlington, Canada55 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
When we saw the sign for the "highest pub in Ireland " how could we resist!!!
The only reason I did not give it a 5 is that we were looking to have a bite and at present they have no restaurant
The owner explained that they had a fire and had to rebuild everything , her hope is to have a full kitchen again in the near future
Edith was lovely and we had nice chat while enjoying a quick beverage before heading on to Killarney
Written 6 November 2016
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JWD1964
Victoria, Canada116 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
When traveling between Cork and Kilarney (or vice versa), the Top of Coom is a fairly lengthy, twisty, but well worth it diversion from the main road. The Publican is a very charming fellow (as is his young son) who was more than happy to draw us a pint and to give us the local history.
Written 9 September 2016
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bbbarry76
3 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
Visited Ireland's Highest pub on our recent hoildays to Kerry. Fabulous views, Lovely location great pub with a good pint
Written 9 September 2016
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