We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Mc Hugh's Pub

€€ - €€€
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Castlegar,Galway, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 799 634
00:00 - 15:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 00:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 00:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 00:00 - 20:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 42: English reviews
Galway, Ireland
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Being to here a couple of times and the food gets better and better every time had my childs christening there and the staff couldn't do enough for us it's a place you sit back and relax in well recommend

Thank Johnny D
Level Contributor
154 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Unfortunately this place has very limited opening hours. It was not open in either of the two evenings we were staying nearby. We did manage a snack for lunch on the day we were leaving and it was very nice. Inside was a surprise. It was much bigger and better than we had imagined. The menu looked good and had... More 

Thank ScotlandHattie
Pencader, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Had a superb luncheon at McHughs. Lovely freshly produced food and efficient service. Guinness was excellent. All this in a very interesting pub and restaurant. Would love to go back at one of the speciality evenings. Not to be missed.

Thank jrf00die
Level Contributor
44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Myself and my mother had lunch here today while on our way to Galway and it was absolutely lovely. I had the steak burger which came with mash veg and chips and it was only 9.90. My mum had cod and chips. It was huge. Great food here and the staff are very efficient and friendly.

Thank mervfair
Kingsland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

We ate here 3 times during our week in Galway and it was brilliant every time. We had the most fantastic time at the race preview night with a super atmostphere and live music. We have dinner one evening - a table of nine looked after so well and delicious food. Lunch again was top class - you'll do well... More 

Thank KerryL623
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Called with my Husband child and parents to Mc Hugh's today for lunch. The food was delicious. Lovely fresh fish special. The staff were all so friendly and pleasant, the atmosphere was very nice with lots of families in for sunday lunch. my son spilled juice in his dinner and the lady serving our table replaced it without us even... More 

2 Thank shazzaNo1
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

By far the best food in galway...everytime we visit Mchughs we are greeted by a friendly face from who seems to be the chef/owner..By far the best food in galway!!!

2 Thank Sean W
County Galway, Ireland
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

Walked into this restaurant and was immediately greeted by an unwelcoming face that was clear to be that of the manager. We took our seats and a waitress took our order - who seemed annoyed that we were there and had no interest to serve us. Another younger girl was very friendly and served us our food which was okay... More 

2 Thank Cailinucd
Amannda S, Public Relations Manager at Mc Hugh's Pub, responded to this review

Dear Cailinucd, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. We were so sorry and disappointed to hear of your negative experience. I can assure you this is not the service we aim to provide at Mc Hughs and would be most grateful if you would contact me to arrange a return trip to us with our... More 

Galway, Ireland
Level Contributor
18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

Having eaten here in the past and knowing its good food, we recently held a fund-raising BBQ in McHugh's . It was an ideal venue- spacious with both covered in and open outdoor seating, seating in the bar, plenty of parking space,wheelchair accessible AND great food. John and his staff catered amazing well despite not being too sure of the... More 

1 Thank margaret_donohue1
Galway, Ireland
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015

I'm a regular here as I work nearby. It's exactly what I want, loads of parking, never too busy, always served quick, dinners come out quick and are always big portions and tasty. great value for the dollars! It's a lovely trad Irish pub with a hotel kitchen out back. if you want a big traditional dinner quickly for around... More 

Thank Robtheryan

Travellers who viewed Mc Hugh's Pub also viewed

Clarinbridge, County Galway
Clarenbridge, County Galway
Galway, County Galway

Been to Mc Hugh's Pub? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$27
Irish, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
00:00 - 17:00
00:00 - 15:00
00:00 - 15:00
00:00 - 15:00
00:00 - 15:00
00:00 - 20:00
00:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castlegar,Galway, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 799 634
Mc Hughs Pub & Restaurant was taken over in Autumn 2012 by Award Winning Chef Johnny Kelly and his wife Marina who runs the front of house with her highly efficient and friendly team.Johnny has built up a strong following with his tasty, home cooked food using only the freshest of ingredients.Whether its for a quiet pint, a family get together or a quick bite of lunch, Mc Hughs is definately worth the visit!

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Mc Hugh's Pub staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?