Top of Coom Ireland's Highest Pub

Top of Coom Ireland's Highest Pub

Top of Coom Ireland's Highest Pub
4.5
13:00 - 22:30
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
About
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. Top of Coom Irelands Highest Pub also offers food on a daily basis with a full bar menu and specials.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.

Top ways to experience nearby attractions

The area
Address
Reach out directly
See what travellers are saying
  • Nella A
    United States147 contributions
    Beer in the clouds
    We stopped at this rather isolated spot on misty rainy afternoon because we thought we were lost. We actually were lost, but were vert pleased with our find. There are lots of pubs in Ireland but only one can make the claim to be the highest in the country! Simple place, but very friendly service, and it was an enjoyable rainy-afternoon lunch.
    Thank you Nellaaa for your lovely review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit to us .
    Written 26 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 June 2023
  • Ger L
    9 contributions
    Top class experience
    Had a meal here with family and it really lived up to all the good things we had heard about this bar/restaurant. From the moment we arrived we were made feel so welcome, the service was that fantastic mix of professionalism and friendliness which so many establishments find difficult to get right. When our food came it was absolutely beautiful. Whichever main course you choose be sure to try their caramel mousse dessert to finish with. Thank you all for a lovely experience.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 July 2023
  • minnihandbag
    Macroom, Ireland167 contributions
    Top food at Top of Coom
    We have just come from Top of Coom and will definitely be returning. It was very quite when we arrived but soon after a stag party came in. The waitress that took our food order asked would we like to move, as the lads were fairly noisy, so we did and it was much better. This is a lovely pub, very clean and well designed. The menu, while not extensive, has something for everyone. We had the chicken goujons and the deep fried hake,off of the specials menu. Both were delicious and served in a timely manner. The waitress was lovely, combining friendliness and professionalism. The food was very well priced as you can see from the picture. All in all, a good dining experience.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 July 2023
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
4.5
43 reviews
Excellent
32
Very good
6
Average
1
Poor
0
Terrible
4

Aine789
Galway, Ireland51 contributions
Jul 2021
We came across this pub just by chance as we seen the sign for it,and thought we would visit, although when I googled it for opening hours it said the pub was closed? but we still continued to go there and found out it was open, so maybe that needs to be edited? :) .
The outdoor area at the back is lovely and has great cover. We met Eileen who was so lovely and attentive. Thanks from the Powers in Galway :D
Written 12 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Aine Thank you for you lovely review. It was lovely to meet ye.
Written 17 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

dethatch
Kenmare, Ireland15 contributions
Jun 2021
Lovely pub, fantastic outdoor seating, excellent service, what more can you say in these times, staff are amazing. Will be back.
Written 18 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you for your lovely review. We will delighted to see ye coming back to visit us.
Written 17 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Marcus H
Furbo, Ireland379 contributions
Feb 2020
We just happen to see the sign for the pub and then followed up the windy road up to it. And great to see the surrounding area - the pub is not much to talk about. Apparently it had been rebuilt following a fire, so not much originality here, but a great chat at the bar with the owner who let us know about the area. It seems to be popular enough - on a cold February day there were a couple of small tour buses arriving while we were here. Unusual, but i would recommend it all the same.
Written 22 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Mary S
38 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
My tour group stopped at The Top of Cooms at the recommendation of our fabulous guide, Bébhinn O’Malley, for a quick pint and some good craic. We enjoyed our Guinness as we watched a flock of sheep hurry by...perfect timing.
Written 3 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Roy C
Tipperary, Ireland3 contributions
Aug 2018
Fabulous views, good pint, good company, great characters at the bar, lovely family running the pub and farm
Written 2 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

chaplains
Rome, Italy124 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Mandy S
2 contributions
Sept 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Mystery Shopper
Ireland250 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 11-20 of 42
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

TOP OF COOM IRELAND'S HIGHEST PUB: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)