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Irish, Bar, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The menu consists of the bog standard options found in every pub restaurant but really well presented. Good portion sizes, friendly staff and not too hard on the pocket.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 26 May 2022 via mobile

Thought we d give this pub a second chance last visit was dreadful. However nothing has changed. Bar man was extremely unfriendly rude couldn't even speak just banged drinks down and grunted price. All staff seemed miserable. If you visit other pubs in general area...you are welcomed with a smile and told to sit down we ll send drinks over... try other pubs in area......More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 5 January 2022

Drinks were top quality and were quickly served, food was super. Great night for friends. Atmosphere was great. Our server, Layla, was fantastic and attentive. Definitely will be back!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 17 December 2021

Very happy for being graciously and professionally accommodated for a very last minute request for a large group. Great food, very friendly staff at all times and great value, nice one.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 3 October 2021 via mobile

Paper menus being reused, no masks on any of the staff apart from the odd wearing it as a neck warmer. No wiping down the tables inside. Absolute kip.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 16 September 2021

As said here by others quite a few staff not wearing masks at all, tables are well spread out and felt safe other than the staff not wearing masks, the food was very good and we enjoyed our few drinks in a friendly atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 2 August 2021

Very uneasy after visit. Staff wearing masks under nose and very young waitress with no mask at all bringing meals to tables. Won't be back.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 31 July 2021

Greeted at the door by a man with no mask. He did ask for our Covid pass & ID. Shown to our table which are well spread out. Bar staff not wearing masks and also attending tables and walking around with no masks. Lounge staff...mostle wearing masks under their nose or chin. We were given paper menus and when we ordered they were passed on to other customers. We only had a starter as we didnt feel safe. We have often eaten here before but wont be back.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 24 January 2021 via mobile

The pub is currently closed due to Covid restrictions however two food wagons are now operating takeaway food coffee and ice creams in the car park and doing a great business. Great coffee if you want a treat in D15

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 10 September 2020 via mobile

Came here with my husband for a meal. Couldn't see any members of staff wearing masks . A young male took out drinks order I asked could we order food and he said he would get someone awhile passed and a lady took our orders...she too wasn't wearing a mask . Food came out .I ordered the steak . Steak was ok but mushrooms and onions were swimming in oil . The lady that brought our food out to us shouted from the counter how was your food .. I was shocked by the way she asked us . Many people were in and out to the betting shop beside the restaurant and nobody had masks on .I didnt feel comfortable and was glad to leave.. I wouldn't visit again .More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 10 September 2020 via mobile

My friend and I had booked weeks in advance as we had travelled from Cork and were celebrating. We got a 25 minute taxi from our hotel. We arrived and said we have a reservation and the manager at the door said “your not going...in” we were confused and thought he was making a joke. He proceeded to tell me my friend was “ intoxicated” because she tripped at the door which I completely understand if she was but she was in no way even tipsy. This was frustrating I tried to compromise asking can we take our reservation and buy a meal even with no alcohol as everywhere was booked out and he said no with an attitude. I asked for his name multiple times and he was hesitant and mumbling each time. We were disgusted by the manager and the way we were treated we then had nowhere to eat and missed out on one of our nights in Dublin completely ruined our experience.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 8 September 2020 via mobile

Came to Dublin for a few days. Hadn't been to the Bell in years and seeing we are staying nearby we went for food. Got to the door and saw a sign asking for masks to be put on before entering (a good sign). Got...to our table, the pub was busy but all the tables were properly spaced apart. Lounge staff arrived to take drinks order but wouldn't take food order, and wasn't wearing a mask. Then I noticed that nobody was, I understand there is no need while sitting down but people were walking to and from entrance's and toilets and I saw only 1 member of staff were a mask briefly. To cut a long story short, the food was nice, I'd go back but only after there is a proven vaccine for Covid19 because in my opinion the staff didn't abide by safety guidelines.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 23 April 2020 via mobile

Living locally I have visited The Bell numerous times since it opened. When I moved here in 1978 there was another pub on the site, Davey& Phelan. The Bell is a lovely spot for a drink and my wife and myself often go to The...Bell for a drink, our last visit was in late February. I believe it’s very good for food too. Currently just the off licence is open.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 21 March 2020

The Sunday carvery is the best one in Dublin.The food is excellent and varied and the desserts are great. Staff are superb and Charlie the chef is a great character. I'll be a regular.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 18 February 2020

mouth watering delicious chicken in barbeque sauce and a delicious beef burger,cannot recommend enough

Date of visit: January 2020
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Response from maggymaggs | Reviewed this property |
yes they do have an accessible toilet on the ground floor... its very spacious and is not used like other establishments as a broom cupboard...its not kept locked either so there's no asking for a key :)
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The Bell Pub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5