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Olde Castle Bar

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Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 74 972 1262
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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

Food was excellent, but the service was just ok in fact less than average. The night we went they appeared understaffed and overwhelmed by the number of guests. Could not get a second drink, though asked for it and it never arrived. Been here before,...More

Thank Sparkytravels2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

Snipe of bubbles then snipe of Sauv Blanc to marry with my Baked Potato with Prawns Marie Rose coleslaw and salad exactly what I wanted being mindful of dinner later.The advisor had pint of the black stuff and mussels which he said were very good....More

Thank Fair_Foodie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for a quick beer and ended up staying for dinner. A great pub with a good choice of beers. Staff were friendly and the service was quick. We had the Irish Stew, it was delicious. The servings were large and the cost reasonable.

Thank SydneyBambam
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was recommended by the hotel, so we booked for dinner. Its a pub with dining upstairs, though you can also get food downstairs. As such I didn't have great expectations but was pleasantly delighted. The staff are all frindly, welcoming and efficient. There's...More

Thank DrStoat
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had some of the best fish and chips I've ever had in my life at the Olde Castle Bar. No exaggeration -- they're really that good. Service was excellent as well. Highly recommend.

Thank Kerry L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent restaurant. Great staff, and really tasty food. We had the Chowder with half Club Sandwich & the baked potato with chilli. Good portion size, and both options were very good. Best chowder I’ve had in a long time. Highly recommended!

Thank BelfastMurf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the steak with my wife gr8 love this place. 2nd visit here and will Def go again as I love their food.

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A place not to be missed when in Donegal Town, fantastic selection of food all served up in cosy traditional surroundings. One of our favourites!

Thank DRD01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely late lunch in this bar/ restaurant. The place was warm and cosy on a chilly day. The food was very good. Fish was fresh and very tasty. Good sized portions. The staff were helpful and friendly.

Thank Sicilianfan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten here a few times. Enjoyed the food every single time. Most recent visit I had the fish and chips and it was the best fish and chips I've had in Donegal. Highly recommended. The atmosphere is really nice and the staff are all...More

Thank TheShiftyShadow
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23 September 2017|
Response from KateM470 | Reviewed this property |
whiite soda bread 450g (1 lb) plain flour (good quality) 1 level teasp. bread soda 1 heaped teasp. cream of tartar Pinch salt 25g (1 oz) soft butter 1 egg, whisked with 250 ml (½ pt) buttermilk Pre-heat oven to Gas... More
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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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