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The Pins Gastro Bar

€€ - €€€Irish, ,
The Twelve Hotel, Barna, Galway 091, Ireland
+353 91 597 011
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“roast beef” (3 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, Pizza, European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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The Twelve Hotel, Barna, Galway 091, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Pins is located on the first floor of The Twelve hotel. This place is just cool; the lighting, the decor, all of it. The bar staff were awesome (Simon and I can’t remember the other one) and the food was pretty good. My battered...More

Thank scranton38
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there on a very busy Saturday night. We showed up with no reservation. We were told the wait would be 30-35 minutes. We found a seat at the bar and enjoyed a couple drinks. Had a great conversation with the bartender. In fact,...More

1  Thank Eric J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a beer after a meal out. Nice bar and friendly staff. Deffo worth a visit. Food looked good but we didn’t have any.

Thank cockneywarrior
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with a large group, the waiting staff were incredibly nice. The menu is a little muddled but the food was lovely. Service was a little slow, particularly the desserts but very good. We would return

Thank JenK105
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here today. Ordered Pizza from the bar. When it arrived it was not what was described. I asked the waiter if it was indeed the one we ordered. I asked him if he to point out on the pizza where the toppings were. He...More

Thank daveterry99
Reviewed 8 September 2018

I had never even heard of Freekeh until recently, when Head Chef Martin prepared the most amazing dish using this grain for four of us vegetarians. It tasted delicious and, when served with an array of pickled organic vegetables and various leaves, it looked superb...More

1  Thank Angelalilu
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Went here a few weeks ago for what we hoped would be a lovely Saturday night dinner. Phoned in advance but we were told we couldn’t book. We arrived about 8amd waited a full Hour for a table . My first 3 choices were unavailable...More

Thank DublinResident
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We waited for 45 minutes for a table. This was ok because we were warned in advance Received our table and 15 minutes later server arrived to take our order. When ordering I was informed my first choice was not available. Before I choose again...More

1  Thank mccuill
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Busy bar with great cocktails, good menu and lovely desserts. Busy so we were asked to wait for a seat, but then seated within the timeframe given and service was fast, friendly and pleasant. Main meals were awesome and desserts ok. Cocktails were all more...More

1  Thank HoveKatie
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Ate here on our first night staying in the hotel. Exceptionally helpful staff. Busy atmosphere.....Saturday night! Service was amazing considering how buy the place was. Food was gorgeous. Really enjoyed the experience and would go back.

1  Thank dja874
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Bill B
26 September 2017|
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Response from Fergusoh | Property representative |
Hi, we hope you have a wonderful visit to our city. With regard to your questions on tipping in Ireland, it is at guest's discretion. 10% is an industry average. Some establishments will however charge an automatic 10%+ for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$26
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Twelve Hotel, Barna, Galway 091, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway  >  Barna
  • Phone Number: +353 91 597 011
  • E-mail
A destination in its own right, The Pins is loved by locals and overnight guests alike. In addition to an incredible food menu there is an equally incredible selection of cocktails,beers and wines. The Pins is a great place to enjoy good coffees,breads 'just out of the oven' from the on-site bakery and tantalising local produce infused with flavours from around the world. Catch a Traditional Irish Music session and see Galway's finest Jazz acts. Open from 8am for breakfast, serving great local food all day, everyday and Night. Acclaimed for its use of local ingredients and noted as making the 'Best Pizza outside of Napoli', The Pins has one gourmet rosette for culinary excellence. Winner of 'the Best Gastro Pub in Ireland' and 'The Best Casual Dining in Ireland'.
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