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Irish, Pub, Bar, Barbecue
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent food, promptly served. Lovely setting. Staff so attentive, pleasant. good humoured and obliging. Really enjoyed my visit.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 29 August 2021

Sun 22 aug 21 We arrived without booking and sat outside in the stunning garden. We had a leisurely afternoon lunch where the food was perfectly prepared, lots of vegetarian options. Very friendly and helpful staff. Will definitely go again

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 22 August 2021

Visited Paddys for Sunday evening meal, no starters or desserts available, mains were poor , watery veg, bland stir fry, glass of white wine not cool served in chipped glass. Given fresh glass of wine when brought to staffs attention, still not cool. Beautiful location...on lakes edge , hope food improves.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 23 August 2020

Had lunch here today. Quaint setting with fabulous food. Just perfectly cooked fish and vegetables. Lovely friendly staff. Renewed our faith after a really poor meal in Westport previous evening. Left feeling very satisfied.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 20 January 2020

Great venue poor food. Just for starters Chicken wings were drumsticks.Sorry I just cannot be bothered to go into it and when I wrote to the restaurant they could not be bothered replying to my e-mail telling them how unhappy we were.

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 18 May 2019

We came across Paddy’s Bar during a drive around the narrow roads of Tourmakeady in the scenic West of Ireland. This is a lovely quaint thatched pub with dining room extension. The location is stunning, especially when sunny (there’s lots of rain and rainbows!) on...the shores of Loch Mask with the Partry mountains in the background, against a blue sky. We enjoyed a drink at one of the tables in the garden - didn’t have the food, but the portions seemed generous at good prices. This is a popular location for weddings and occasional traditional music sessions on the lawn – the late Robert Shaw, actor famous for his role in Jaws, was a regular customer here - he was been immortalised in his adopted village of Tourmakeady when a stone memorial was unveiled in his honour over 10 years ago.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 31 March 2019 via mobile

Today, my daughter and partner took us (5 adults, 1 child) for Mother’s Day lunch.......what a superb experience. As soon as we walked through the door, the greeting, from all members of your team was so welcoming. We were early so we could take pics...at the lake. Nothing was a problem, table was ready for us whenever we wanted it. Service was magnificent, food was excellent, the team of your workers is a credit to you. Will be recommending this to all friends, and am looking forward to seeing you all again soon. Well done! Top class!👏👏👏More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 1 October 2018

When I was a student in Galway in the 80's, I had a friend from Tourmakeady who regularly invited me there for weekends. What a golden time that was... fine tuning our appreciation for good Guinness in locations such as Paddy's on the shores of...the Mask or Maire Lukes, further up the hill. Back then Paddy didn't serve food unless it came in a small plastic bag. There wasn;t always a fire in the grate. It could be dusty inside. I was told if the fishing was good, Paddy would be gone and the pub could wait till he was done! How things have changed.The skeleton of the old Paddy's is still there and the turf smell and feel of the old pub is fairly authentic. Nothing faux here. The dining room we were in is at the pub's rear which runs the full width. It is basic and not about ambience. The reason you overlook its utilitarian layout is the vista out the windows. The Mask is a brooding presence out there and this can't easily be rivalled by many other hostelries in the country. I was celebrating an anniversary with my family and we wanted simple, quality food. It was very good, everyone was happy and stuffed to the gills by the end. Two of us had chicken goujons and two had BLT's. The chicken was tender and succulent- well cooked. The BLT was relished as well. There was loads of salad and fries served with each dish. My wife had a burger which was good quality too. The service was prompt and efficient and the staff were pleasant, helpful and skilled-even the way the place filled steadily didn't bother them. There was a bouncy castle with happy kids on the well-groomed lawn running down to the lake. Good idea. Numerous benches out there too if you like bracing lake air. I had a Smithwick's (Guinness too heavy with lunch) which is often a beer which you can gauge a pub on...if it tastes like soapy water, then it's usually a crap bar. Not in Paddy's, it was excellent. My wife was mildly impressed too with the range of wines. €70 odd for six dishes for five people ( we couldn't resist the battered mushrooms) is superbly good value in my book. I'm definitely going back for the next family Sunday lunch outing.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Was in Paddy’s for a private birthday party. The meal was a buffet style with a huge selection of hot foods and salads for starters. For mains the BBQ steaks and lamb were outstanding. A great venue and a wonderful setting. Top marks!

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely old style pub with friendly staff , great food and beautiful location my only complaint would be there are only 2 desserts on the menu plus ice cream as a pudding person I was very dissapointed by this

Date of visit: June 2018
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2 April 2018|
Response from Naoise O | Property representative |
Hi, We do the following options for vegetarians weekly: Warm Vol au Vents with mushroom, and white wine cream sauce Golden Deep Fried Mushrooms with garlic mayonnaise Deep Fried Brie with red onion marmalade and... More
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1 April 2018|
Response from Naoise O | Property representative |
Hi Ann I'm sorry for the delay in responding, unfortunately the notification emails for questions aren't instant on TripAdvisor so we could not see your message to answer on time. Please feel free to contact us by email or... More
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Paddy's Bar and Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5