The Dock Bar
The Dock Bar
3.5
About
Duration: 2-3 hours
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

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.


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.
3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles22 reviews
Excellent
9
Very good
4
Average
3
Poor
1
Terrible
5

Geffrey K
16 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Anyone looking to park their campervan by slipway across from bar. The parking is public NOT private as bar owners insist. Any concerns/problems, verify with local Gardai.
Written 28 May 2023
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.

Amazing
Cork, Ireland2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
Visited today very briefly as I was entertaining a family of French visitors and wanted to show them James Fort before dining. I needed to use a loo and as there are no public facilities at the dock, both ladies of the group popped our masked and fully vaccinated heads in through the door and asked permission.

The waitress declined and advised the toilets were for customers only. I replied immediately that this wasn’t an problem and I’d happily buy something as my need for the loo was pressing. I asked to buy a bag of crisps and her attitude was extremely snarky. She said ‘that’s not really the point!’ To which I replied ‘if I’ve bought an item, aren’t I a customer and entitled to use the toilet?’

Her body language and facial expression were very unpleasant and unwelcoming, but she declined to answer and stomped away from me.

I have no problem making a purchase to facilitate my use of use the facilities. If there is a minimum purchase requirement I suggest that you amend your sign to publicise this clearly.

I request that who ever trains your staff in customer service: please consider the fact that her attitude and actions ensured that when we had completed our very pleasant visit to James Fort, we drove elsewhere with our party of seven, to enjoy dinner, where we were served with respect and a welcoming attitude.
Written 4 August 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.

Teacher031
Birmingham14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Really lovely pub. Perfect with a warm fire after a visit to James Fort and the beach. Very friendly land lady who advised on the gins. Beautiful inside. Very welcoming.
Written 23 February 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.

Tomas Tran
Tsing Yi, China50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
Cute pub inside, friendly staff, very nice inside, close dock in Kinsale and the beach. Just 1 minus - they dont accept credit/debit cards.
Written 22 February 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.

Captain
Castletown, UK207 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Not somewhere i shall return to. Great potential but lacking so much.

If only the management invested

Capt Neil
Castletown
Isle of Man
Written 8 January 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.

carrfran
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
Was absolutely disgusted that the landlady refused to let my 76year old mother use the toilet. Thoroughly unpleasant lady and a very poor advertisement for Irish hospitality. We have travelled all over Ireland over the last five weeks and encountered nothing like her. I would have been happy to pay for drinks in order to allow my mum to use the toilet but the landlady was rude and obnoxious muttering “Jesus Christ” under her breath as we left.
Written 24 August 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.

Owlfred W W
Parthenay, France89 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
Sadly we were staying at the Castle park Marina which is dirty and very expensive with very very poor facilities so we were stuck on this side of Kinsale harbour. The only pub on this side is The Dock Bar. We went in to get some food and a drink the man behind the bar was blatantly rude he could not have cared a less about serving English people he even commented about not understanding our strange accents! When we asked about food he just laughed and walked off to serve someone local. This place could be so good as it has a very nice view and with the right helpful staff and good food it could be a goldmine for its owners sadly it is what it is now a run down scruffy pub with rude and staff and no food. I hope never to return
Written 8 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.

Essam E
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
Very bad service and rude staff. We asked for another cup so the lady ask for extra 1.70 euro !!!!!!
Written 6 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.

Todd H
100 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
The locals were awesome. They were friendly and shared their culture. My wife was even able to get them to sing a song. One of her favorite memories of our trip.
Written 4 June 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.

Leslie H
Golden, CO56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Had a wonderful time here after our walk to James Fort. Some of the friendliest people we met in Ireland!
Written 27 May 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.

Showing results 1-10 of 22
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

THE DOCK BAR: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

Frequently Asked Questions about The Dock Bar


Restaurants near The Dock Bar: View all restaurants near The Dock Bar on Tripadvisor

All Kinsale HotelsKinsale Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Kinsale
All things to do in Kinsale
Day Trips in KinsaleAmusement Parks in Kinsale
RestaurantsFlightsHoliday RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire