Top of Coom Ireland's Highest Pub

Top of Coom Ireland's Highest Pub

Top of Coom Ireland's Highest Pub
4.5
12:00 - 00:00
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
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.
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  • Nella A
    United States147 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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ChMaAl
146 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Meaveosullivan
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Friends
Come upon the Top of Coom on a day out with friends. It was a Sunday and there was a session on, we have instruments and they allowed us to join in. The locals were amazing and the pint was excellent
Definitely will be back!!!!
Written 7 September 2016
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sandrakissane
Ireland12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Friends
Had a lovely day recently on a hen party in this party. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Newly decorated.
Written 6 September 2016
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Sean B
Fareham, UK14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016
We drove pasted a sign saying something like 'We're open and look forward to welcoming you'. However, when we got up there the pub was closed. There was nothing I could see outside that said the opening hours so cannot even recommend when would be a good time to visit.
Written 4 September 2016
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Luv2hikejulie
Fremont, CA915 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
Saw signs for this pub and decided to head for an adventure. The road there seemed like it was 20 miles but it was probably only 9 miles of narrow winding awesomeness. The higher we got the more the fog rolled in. It was quintessential Ireland. When we got there the pub looked closed but the door was unlocked so we went in. The owners were cleaning up from a wedding party the night before. While they weren't officially open we were invited in and poured a pint. They didn't serve food at the time we visited but indicated that they were working on opening up a kitchen.
Written 17 August 2016
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donni67
Belfast, United Kingdom21 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
Sign at end of road said 'business as usual' but we drove all the way up in a campervan to find that the place was closed - with no sign in the window or nothing, There was signs of life but no-one came to speak to us.
Written 8 July 2016
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