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John Keogh's Gastropub

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PRICE RANGE
US$9 - US$27
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Healthy, Gastropub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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All reviews steak fish and chips chicken potatoes gastro pub lock keeper great atmosphere west end lovely pub saturday night lovely meal booked a table top class visiting galway kelsey snugs ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My daughter celebrated her 30th birthday on Saturday in the back function room in Keoghs. The room was decorated beautifully, the manager sourced the dj for us and the food platters were superb. Steve the manager, Matt and all staff were exceptionally helpful, very friendly...and ensured our party was a success. I would highly recommend holding any celebration here and we will certainly be visiting again as the ambience in the pub in general is very welcoming. We had visitors from the UK who ate in the pub the night before the party and were very impressed with the quality of the food so that is a big plus too! John Keoghs is a warm welcoming pub, very well decorated, excellent food and a fantastic venue for any celebration. A must to visit if in Galway!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself, my wife and another couple went for dinner here in April. My wife, who was on crutches, had booked the venue and was told if our table was needed for food we would be given a seat for drinks in the bar given my...wife's condition. After an hour and a half in the restaurant we were informed the table was needed back in 15 minutes. My wife asked for a manager who came down and was extremely rude, obnoxious and demanded we leave. When our daughter arrived to collect us we were standing on the side of the road, my wife on crutches and she suffered for days as a result. She was not even offered a chair while we waited. Incredibly inconsiderate by management and I would not recommend this venue to anybody. However a young student from Donegal served us and was very polite, mannerly and helpful but said she was instructed by her manager to ask us to vacate.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been referred to this pub by a friend who has visited this area often. It was a good experience, very festive and friendly. The oysters were a treat and we enjoyed our meal. It was a great experience.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 22 December 2022 via mobile

We had a Christmas lunch for 58 people yesterday and from start to finish it was amazing. When you book a place for Christmas there’s always a concern that the food won’t be great or the place will be crowded but the management and staff...went above and beyond for us. The food was incredible. A choice of 3 starters, 4 mains and 3 desserts, we were all so impressed. The greatest compliment I can give was that one of the group asked if we could book for next year again. Genuinely, I’m just so impressed.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 17 December 2022 via mobile

Myself and my 4 friends dined here for my friends birthday in December. When we arrived the pub was very busy with a lovely Christmas atmosphere. The stunning Christmas lights and the warm fires made it feel so festive. We were greeting by the lovely...manager Steve who showed us to our table in the dining area. It was very busy with all tables full. We got a lovely table down the back. We were then greeted by the nicest waitress. I didn't get her name but she had blonde hair and was so pleasant and efficient. We all had starters and they were all delicious. I had prawn Tempura which came in batter with a lovely sauce on the side. Big portions and absolutely delicious. Some of my friends had chicken wings again delicious. For main course 4 of us had the lamb. It was absolutely beautiful. Cooked perfectly sitting on a bed of mash and beautiful carrot puree. And pipping hot. I was absolutely stuffed after it. No one could fit desert. We had a beautiful bottle of red wine and drinks in between. The waitress couldn't do enough fo us. We left after the meal but the place was buzzing. Overall I would definitely recommend dining here and staying in the bar for a few drinks. We could not fault the food whatsoever everything we had was top class and service 100%. The bar is sooo cosy and the ideal spot for cosying up for a hot one on a cold 🥶 day. If in Galway I would definitely add this spot to your list. You won't be disappointed.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 13 December 2022 via mobile

Had a meal for 2 here. Food was just about ok .portions tiny. Seabass really small and potatoe half cooked and chicken portion tiny for the price . It was a monday night didnt see anyone else eating but was busy with xmas parties felt...as if we were in the way. Wont be returningMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 12 December 2022

We had a brilliant night here for my Dads surprise Retirement/Birthday. The staff went above and beyond even in the weeks coming up to the event. Service was brilliant even though the whole place was super busy. The food was great, the atmosphere was brilliant....Thank you so much to Matt & all the team. We felt really looked after and special.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 9 December 2022

Found this pub listed as one of the best pubs in galway with good ratings and reviews so decided to try it out on a thursday night for a date night with my wife. We booked a table online but when we arrived it seemed...they had no record but managed to find us a table all be it in a high traffic are en-route to the toilets. We ordered wings to share for starters and they were amazing I ordered fish and chips and it was reasonably good it was nicely cooked and decent sized portion although the triple cooked chips could have done with longer in the fryer. The real issue came with the Sea Bass my wife had sold as being served on baby roast potatoes it came with boiled baby potatoes which my wife does not like we called the waitress she took it away and came back saying that it would be a few minutes but it was in hand fine we thought just plated up wrong, 10 minutes later back she comes with a fresh dish where they had either flash fried or grilled the already boiled potatoes again not what was advertised. She decided to just not have a main course and instead ordered another bowl of wings. In fairness to the manager he gave us complimentary drinks and her dessert as well but how difficult is it to actually cook what the menu says, its not like they have an extensive menu anyways. The atmosphere and buzz in the pub was great and the staff were very friendly and helpfulMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 3 December 2022 via mobile

Had a work night out there recently, chicken skewers dry and disgusting,mini burgers dry and bland,chips were nice.. definitely not a gastro pub .

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 25 November 2022

Had my son's graduation dinner at Keogh's last night and as usual, a lovely evening. Warm cozy pub, great atmosphere and excellent food and drink. Looking forward to my next visit already.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 13 November 2022 via mobile

Really lovely food... atmosphere was great. Mary the server was v friendly. Kids want 2 go back for the beef croquettes starter & the prawn starter. Everything was delicious..... Would definitely recommend & will definitely pay another visit.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 6 November 2022 via mobile

Excellent food in a traditional Irish Pub. Lovely atmosphere and first class server. We were impressed with the standard of the food and the cleanliness also. Lovely relaxed atmosphere in which to spend a rainy night in Galway.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 November 2022

Wonderful cozy pub, great place to go for a dinner and a drink. Our server Hannah and all the other staff were very welcoming and considerate and the interior was very cozy and atmospheric

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 24 October 2022 via mobile

We viewed their online menu before we visited but sadly menu was different when we got there! Ordered free range chicken. 19e. The tiniest portion of chicken with a small portion of potato gratin. The chicken was overcooked and I was still hungry. The fish...was good but nothing special. Very disappointed as expected more from a gastropub. Menu extremely dull, they really need to update online information.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 23 October 2022 via mobile

My husband and I visited here one evening as we were visiting Galway from England. The manager was very welcoming and found us a table. (We hadn’t booked) the bar was very welcoming and was nicely decorated for Halloween 🎃 👻 Our waitress took our...order, she was very polite and nothing was too much trouble. We had a lovely meal! Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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RosieCoGonegal
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Response from JohnKeoghsGastropub | Property representative |
Hi Rosemary, there isn't live music but of course there will be music played through the sound system all evening. If you would like to book a table you can do so online or give the team a call on 091 449431 and we would be... More
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Response from JohnKeoghsGastropub | Property representative |
Hi Sean, Please give us a call to discuss your requirements. Tel 091 449431 Best wishes Matt
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John Keogh's Gastropub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5