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Olde Castle Bar

Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 74 972 1262
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“venison pie” (62 reviews)
“seafood” (94 reviews)
“mussels” (73 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 1 week ago

Our meal was very good and the atmosphere was classic Ireland. We enjoyed eating at food pubs on our trip, and this one was great.

Thank LutheranLadySanDiego
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great location in Donegal, just opposite the Castle, with a friendly crowded bar on entering. We arrived as a group of six on a Sunday evening and had to wait 20-30 minutes as there wasn't much choice in Donegal for dining at...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a pint and an appetizer and it was great...warm surroundings with the fire blazing and the food was great...

Thank James P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love it here. It’s warm and cosy. The staff are extremely nice and friendly. Good prices too. The food looked and smelled absolutely beautiful. We didn’t have any as we had already eaten. I would recommend here for food.

Thank martinakrobinson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved it! We would eat and sleep in there, it’s that nice, warm and cozy. The food is very good and the service is amazing! Definitely recommend!

Thank razvandan2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had high expectations however seafood chowder was a bowl of cream with some fish and music was international. Lacking any Irish authenticity or ambience. I 2

Thank PennyMat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in Donegal Sunday afternoon and checked into our overnight accommodation, we were given several recommendations for an evening meal but on closer inspection choose The Old Castle Bar and Restaurant,a varied menu with something for everyone and local specialities.The staff were charming with...More

Thank adfeltham
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, delicious food, courteous service. Located in the center of Donegal town, in walking distance of shops & hotels.

Thank Therese V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great traditional Irish food, with specifications of where they sourced the food, for example venison from Wicklow, freshly caught local fish etc. Cozy, bustling, friendly service

Thank Willie129
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, great service and specials. A nice atmosphere to have a drink and lunch, dinner or snack. Check it out when in Donegal town!

Thank marianatrench405
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Questions & Answers
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Donegal Town
  • Phone Number: +353 74 972 1262
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Best Seafood Ulster 2018 Award by Good Eating Guide 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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