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Irish, Bar, Pub, European
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 14 September 2020

On arrival we were met with vomit on the doorstep but once we notified staff they seemed quick to clean it. We were taken out of the main bar area and to an upstairs room which was dated and beside a very loud function room...which had a 1st Communion party. Again staff offered to have the music turned down but the noise still continued throughout our meal to the extent we could not hear the waitress properly when she was taking orders. When being brought to our table upstairs we had to walk through a crowd which had gathered around the bar and to walk behind the bar to the upstairs room. As people who have been very careful during Covid-19 we found this very unsettling. The toilet area upstairs didn't have toilet roll or running tap water, just a bottle of hand sanitiser. Having seen the menu online before out trip we had planned to order starter, main and dessert but on seeing the premises we only ordered main course and left. On arrival we did discuss just leaving but we had young children and as we were already seated and it was quite late we were keen to get the children fed. The food itself was OK except that the children's sausages and burgers were over cooked. The adults meals were nice but overpriced. Some of the dishes had been increased in value from the menu on the Facebook page. Having seen pictures online we weren't expecting anything fancy, just good tasty pub grub but the whole dining experience was poor and we would not recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 24 August 2020

Very lacking in atmosphere. Never made to feel welcome. However, the food was OK. Not a place you would want to rush back to. Pity as it is in a good location.

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

Nearly drove past this pub on our way from Killybegs to Donegal. Had been told about it. We stopped for lunch & what a lunch it was. I had the catch of the day which was absolutely beautiful & fresh. My wife had a vegetarian...dish which she said was fantastic. Staff were so friendly. Lovely old photos around the walls which showed how involved the owners are in the local community.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 10 August 2020

We had a table booked for 8pm. We were shown to our table and our order taken. Our drinks arrived which were 2 pints of Guinness which were not great. The restaurant was full but reasonable social distancing and the waitresses wore face visors. After...waiting AN HOUR we managed to get a waitress to get us another drink. I went to the toilets and there was NO RUNNING WATER to wash my hands. After waiting 1 HOUR 35 MINS ( considering under current regulations the maximum time allowed to be inside is 1 hour 30 mins ) we said to the waitress we were still waiting for our starters. AFTER 1 HOUR 40 MINS a waitress arrived with our main courses we still had not had our starters. We got up and left.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 2 August 2020

We had eaten in Mary Murrins last summer as a large family group and we were mightily impressed by the standard of food, absolutely delicious. So on 29th July 2020 we booked again, 5 adults and 1 tiny person. The food yet again was divine,...our big grandson declares his fish and chips as the best he's ever tasted! And that's after eating at The Rusty Mackerel, Seafood Shack and Castle Inn so high praise indeed. I had the monkfish and prawn dish which is heavenly, hubby had monkfish wrapped in Parma, son in law had the special, lamb shank in rosemary and red wine jus, beautiful, and daughter had chicken strips et Al and no complaints. Empty plates and sated tummy's all around and lovely staff too. Only disappointment was that we couldn't get a table for the 6 of us yesterday for 7pm despite calling ahead. Ah well! We'll still loved our visit but had seafood shacks very delicious offerings instead. May return next time we're in area.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 11 July 2020

Delicious, tastey food. Excellent menu. For all the family. Fresh seafood choice also very plentiful and absolutely delicious. Would definitely recommend. We will have to return to try the rest of the menu. Also, very welcoming, friendly and helpful host.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 15 September 2019 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch, it was not busy so was surprised that we had to wait over 30 minutes for the food. It was quite tasty and we enjoyed it. The bar is rather quaint with lots of old photos on the walls. The girl...who served us was very pleasant.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 9 September 2019 via mobile

There's not a lot in Bruckless but I still reckon you can do a lot worse than Mary Murrins. A friendly welcome by locals and an enjoyable meal. The Chowder was rich and creamy and perfectly fishy. Very good indeed. The chicken wings were enthusiastically...enjoyed. We all then had the Fried Catch of the Day in a very crispy, tasty batter. No room for dessert. Both of the women who waited on us were bright, chatty and fun. Very pleasant. This was Day One of our Irish holiday so the pints of well presented black stuff slipped down all too easily.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 8 September 2019

Stopped here for lunch in this quaint but not over Irish Pub. Waitress was very pleasant and efficient and dropped back to that everything was OK. We both cleared our plates and were full so no dessert needed. Will go here again, for sure.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 21 August 2019 via mobile

If there was a tybe of food on the menu but you didnt like a pice of it the would replace it with what you do like beutiueful food fast food or not its was normal timing i Love it and i am coming back...agin soonMore

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 7 August 2019 via mobile

Relaxed pub with friendly service and a good selection of food. Food is simple but well prepared. Good selection of typical local pub offering. Child friendly.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 5 August 2019

The restaurant is a short drive from Dunkineely. We had dinner here as recommended by our host at the Wild Rose Cottage. The atmosphere was warm and comfy. The food and service was very good. Be sure to try the sticky toffee pudding!

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 8 July 2019 via mobile

Visited the lovely pub for a bite to eat and was certainly not disappointed. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. There is a huge choice on the menu as well as a big specials board. We ate some really delicious food and the place...only got busier during the time we were there. The only slight downside was the service was a little slow. It was worth the wait but with a small child to keep entertained it was a little too long for us to have stayed for more than 2 courses. We will certainly visit again.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 July 2019

This is an oasis in an otherwise barren area for eateries. While the Pub is open everyday, meals are not served everyday; check ahead. The food was very good.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 28 April 2019 via mobile

Drove by and found this street side pub while on a drive tour in County Donegal. I had the sea chowder pie and it was fantastic. The interior decor is tasteful and the hostess is very warm and sincere. Stop in and have a bite...at this wonderful restaurant.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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  • Service: 4.5
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  • Atmosphere: 4