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Olde Castle Bar

Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 74 972 1262
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“venison pie” (51 reviews)
“seafood” (77 reviews)
“mussels” (63 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the only dog friendly place to eat in Donegal Town, and I've looked!! We sat outside at first, but when the staff came to take out order, she noticed lots of wasps about the beer and offered to sit us inside, dog and...More

Thank Pamela K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had the chowder and the game pie. Both devious but our only complaint was it wasn't very warm. There was a big party in off a coach so this may have been why however it wouldn't put us off visiting again!

Thank Rebecca I
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed a meal here. Service was friendly and food arrived very quickly. The seafood pie was rammed with fish and delicious. Decor very traditional with lots of interesting things to see everywhere you look. Hope to go there again tonight!

Thank Miranda M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dined here two consecutive evenings.No bookings however we were seated within twenty minutes. Service faultless without being intrusive. Varied menu with specials on offer each evening. Food of very high quality. To be experienced!

Thank Declan M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to go here during my last trip but didn't make it, so I made sure I did it this time. Had a Guinness at the bar. What a beautiful interior and exterior this place has! The stone exterior and the Victorian-style interior, so...More

Thank NHjo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hands down the best chowder i have ever eaten in fact I am someone who rarely has a starter if Im going out for dinner as I have bother then finishing the main course so I either get a small bowl and a small main...More

Thank Cotini
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very close to the center of town so location was excellent. Food was above average. Waiters were a little officious.

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a pub with atmosphere and food that will have you running back for more then The Castle Bar is the place to go. Unbelievable.

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very atmospheric. Great food. Feels very cozy. I had lamb shank and it was delicious. Others had fish or Irish stew and were happy with their choices.

Thank kppchick
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family met at the olde castle bar for a meal. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered. The atmosphere was great.

Thank Melissa G
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Mary T
20 August 2017|
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Response from maebh | Property representative |
Afraid not. Serve food from 12 noon to 9 pm. Thank you
5 October 2016|
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Response from anneoclarke |
do you have lobster on menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$48
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Donegal Town
  • Phone Number: +353 74 972 1262
  • E-mail
Donegal’s finest traditional old Irish Bar & Restaurant offers a warm welcome to visitors to Donegal Town and locals alike. The Olde Castle Bar and Restaurant Donegal is home to the finest Donegal seafood, steaks, beers, wines & whiskies – served by the O’Toole family and their team, with a smile and a Cead Mile Failte!
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