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Giltraps Pub in Kinnitty, County Offaly, Ireland, is a landmark building in the centre of the picturesque village at the foothills of the Slieve Bloom mountains in the Irish midlands. Dating back to the seventeenth century when it was originally a hotel, Giltraps Pub is now a family run operation managed by the Clendennen family. Whether you're looking for an open fire after a days hiking or walking in the Slieve Bloom Mountains, attending a wedding at Kinnitty Castle Hotel, want to have the 'craic' or chat about GAA with the locals or you're simply looking for the 'perfect' pint of Guinness, then Giltraps is one of the best pubs / bars in the area to chose from. Giltraps has been awarded a
PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$16
Meals
Breakfast
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A real gem, modern and welcoming public house in centre of the village…….a must visit if in the area. A member of the family who own the premises (Eleanor) very kindly dropped us to another village over 10kms away when we were going for dinner...on Saturday evening, a really lovely lady. Didn’t try the food but pizza looked yummy! And to top it all off, a gorgeous pint of Guinness…….don’t miss Giltraps when visiting KinnittyMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 13 September 2022 via mobile

What a great bar. So friendly and welcoming with great drinks and food. Perfect. Food choice is limited but the pizzas are delicious.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 11 August 2022 via mobile

We visited for a BBQ with friends and family and the Giltraps was fabulous. I absolutely loved the bar, the service was excellent and drink selection (including some yummy apple cider and lovely gin selection) was excellent. The food we had for the BBQ was...brilliant, really fresh and delicious, and the cheeseburger was one of the best I have had (& I have had many!). Staff were welcoming and helpful, the outside area was lovely everyone had a great time. Really recommend this place 😁More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 7 August 2022 via mobile

Booked Giltraps for a gathering the day after our wedding at nearby Kinnitty Castle. We booked it for around 100 people and arranged for a barbecue on the day too. I cannot speak highly enough of Giltraps and of Eleanor the landlady. She is so...accommodating as are her staff, and could not do enough for us. The food on the barbecue was delicious and everyone spoke so highly of it. They made sure to have Sky Sports on for us to watch the City match and I would recommend Giltraps to everyone. Their pizzas are good too!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 12 July 2022

This pub was bustling with patrons. They serve pizza and good drinks. Seem to be a good place to stop or enjoy a pint.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 25 April 2022

Was just in kinnity at the weekend from the minute we arrived into giltraps we had an absolute ball the staff were so polite, efficient above all else so helpful couldn’t praise the girls we met enough! The bbq was DIVINE best bbq I think...I’ve ever had every plate was empty after!! Eleanor was Brillo she seemed to be there all day and night looking after us 😂 we had great craic and danced all night music was good and lively we’re already planning our next trip back!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 18 November 2021

Went there for a night out with a few friends, and had a great time. A real gem of a pub with excellent staff.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 13 September 2021

The most welcoming and friendly staff and locals and the food was delicious, the BBQ on Saturday was so good and the atmosphere over the weekend was brilliant.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 12 September 2021 via mobile

Welcoming and friendly staff, gorgeous food including pizza, chips, goujons and BBQ. Lovely decor and cosy pub feeling. Very clean and tidy.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 23 July 2021 via mobile

Delicious pizzas with pints served with a friendly smile on the veranda after a long day hiking in the Slieve Blooms. Staff amazingly helpful. Plenty outdoor space. Heaven! Definitely the only pub worth visiting in Kinnitty..

Date of visit: July 2021
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John, General Manager at Giltraps Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2021

Thank you so much for your wonderful response. We really appreciate it and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 13 July 2021 via mobile

We have been there after a long hike and been very happy to find a place outside which served food on a Saturday afternoon. The bar and place was nice and the seats in the sun as well. The only food available were Pizza, which...we didn't mind. However on the question if there is a way to put some spicy peppers on one of our pizza, the guy said, that's not possible. This should ring all alarm bells, but we couldn't believe what was coming. After 15 min we got all our pizza and they were the frozen one from Dr Oetker which they have put in the stone oven. Honestly this makes the food not better and left us speechless. I personally don't mind when the pub is doing this, but taking up to 13 Euro for a 2.99 Euro Pizza is a pure rip-off. The drinks are ok the atmosphere as well but the food is a no-go, and please don't talk out of this with Corona. So whoever reads that, don't go there, if you're hungry.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 16 November 2020

Giltraps was way better than the slieve bloom bar. Slieve bloom has bad atmosphere and is just a load of old men. Giltraps was fun and lively. The owner of the slieve bloom gave me bad vibes. Percy is some man tho. Nothing beats a...pint at percys. great place for some craic agus ceoil. Failte !More

Date of visit: February 2020
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John, General Manager at Giltraps Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2021

We are delighted that you had such a good time with us. We really hope to see you again soon for some more well needed craic agus Ceoil.

Reviewed 31 July 2020

Lovely pub in the picturesque village of Kinnity. Friendly staff, warm fire (even in July!) and the perfect pint!

Date of visit: July 2020
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John, General Manager at Giltraps Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2021

Thank you for your lovely response. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us here at Giltraps. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 25 January 2020 via mobile

Where do I start from the min I gj there I was greeted with a smile from the hostess eleanor we then went to the pub across the road and she was also there she is like wonder Woman she is a breath of fresh...air keep her she will have the business goin on the right wayMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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John, General Manager at Giltraps Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2021

Thank you so much for your generous response. Eleanor was delighted to hear it. We all hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 December 2019

Myself and 7 others spent the night here in d cabins for my friends 40th .the cabins were fab so warm and clean ,totally enjoyed .we had great crack in the pub that night.Both the girl that met us on arrival and in d bar...and d lady that checked us out were so welcoming and helpful .had one of the best nights ever will be returning ..thank you so much .oh and the breakfast next morning in the cafe on site was delish ..thanks guysMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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John, General Manager at Giltraps Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2021

Glad you enjoyed your party with us. Hopefully we will see you all again soon.

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Giltraps Pub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5