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Voted World famous seafood chowder champions 2017 in Newport Rhode island, USA We are a Unique Coffee shop / Bistro with a highly skilled team of chefs & front of house staff serving up the freshest baking & savoury dishes daily. All Ireland award winning seafood chowder Champions 2016 & Donegals best seafood chowder 2015. Nancy's Barn received Trip adviser of Excellence 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018. We use Local fresh seafood and ingredients all the way in our dishes! We strive for customer excellence in our business daily. Nancy's barn can be dimmed rite down by Evening to a beautiful fine dining restaurant /bistro for your private family get together serving up delicious Ala Carte dishes tailored
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Irish, Cafe, European
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 17 December 2020

I cant fault Kieran in any way, He is such a lovely person and a brillant business owner, any time I go in hes very helpful and the food is always beautiful. Id deffo recommend the hot chocolates, however Im not fond of chowder as...I dont like seafood but my dad really likes it and would recommend if you like seafood. The toasties and wraps are delicious too. I had visted before the covid.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 1 November 2020

I visited with family from New York and Ireland to sample the award winning Chowder. It was absolutely beautiful along with all the other tasty treats we ordered . The burger was so good and the scones and coffee were delicious. We stayed in a...local hotel the night and loved Nancy's Barn so much that we had to go again the next day!!The place itself has a beautiful authentic feel and charm to it. The staff were so wonderful and welcoming especially our waitress Majella. Had a great time chatting with her. Thank you for making us feel so welcome, can't wait to visit again real soon.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 4 October 2020 via mobile

Sadly the standard of their famous chowder has deteriorated badly during lockdown, this is really disappointing for one of my favourite restaurants.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 29 September 2020

Went here for lunch on a damp afternoon a few weeks back - I had read much about Chowder which I was looking forward to. Staff are friendly, building and location ok, but the food is nothing special and is over priced...If I was passing...again I would do just that, and the Chowder was a bit of a let down to be honest.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 27 September 2020 via mobile

Went here specially to try their award winning chowder and it was delicious and deserved every award it has been granted. My husband had the haddock & scampi goujons and they were just gorgeous too. Well worth a visit and we’ll definitely be back.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 26 September 2020 via mobile

As we usually visit Ballyliffin at least twice a year our Highlight is visiting Nancy’s Barn. Over this past ten years we have got to know the management and staff soo well they treat us just like family. We stay for a week at a...time and we are in probably twice a day we love it soo much. I couldn’t recommend it enough for food as it is awesome, the staff are out of this world and they make you feel soo welcome.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 24 September 2020

We came here for lunch and really enjoyed the award-winning seafood chowder and the fisherman's basket, which were both outstanding. The chowder is certainly worthy of its accolades and is a distinctive recipe. The service was friendly and attentive.

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

Reqular visitor to ballyliffen, first time visitor to Nancys barn , as soon as you walk in you are met with cuddles or warmth from the staff and the amazing smells of freshly baked foods. I had the chowder with homemade chorizo bread and no...words could do it justice to how good it was. My wife had a burger with must try bacon jam and once again you could see they take pride in presenting their food with the ultimate TLC. Nancys Barn has become another reason for why we will keep coming to stay in the wonderful ballyliffen.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 21 September 2020 via mobile

Eight of us booked in for lunch last week. Great experience overall in terms of service, quality of food, beautiful surroundings and reasonably priced. Four of us tried their world beating Spanish style chowder and whereas different to the traditional style, it was magnificent. We’ll...definitely return soon!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 20 September 2020 via mobile

Just Wow, stopped off here for a spot of brunch with my partner. The coffee shop was packed, we hadn’t booked however the lovely girls offered us a table outside, just fab with the current sunny weather we’re getting. Presentation was phenomenal, who would have...thought you could dress a sausage roll so beautifully ☺️ You can tell that the chef oozes pride in their food, you should be so proud ⭐️.We Could not fault Nancy’s Barn, got the Dog stack and it was amazing with top class fresh produce, generous portions and fantastic prices. The locals of Ballyliffin really have a little gem on their doorstep, will most definitely be returning to Nancy’s on an empty stomach to try everything on the menu. Well done guys absolutely unreal 😍More

Date of visit: September 2020
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13 December 2019|
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Response from moreholidaysthebette | Reviewed this property |
Didn't have any wine sorry
21 September 2019|
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Response from lizs781 | Reviewed this property |
Yes great place for lunch
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Response from NancysBarn | Property representative |
Hi guys Nancy's barn ballyliffin is completely wheelchair friendly with 3 accessible doors and we also have toilets to the rear of building. Hope this helps your query Kieran Doherty duey Chef & Owner Nancy's barn
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  • Yes, Nancy's Barn Ballyliffin offers takeaway services.

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  • Nancy's Barn Ballyliffin is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 5