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An Pucan Bar & Restaurant

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US$5 - US$16
Irish, Bar, European, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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I ordered the seafood plate this evening and was disgusted with what was put on a plate for seafood in the centre of Galway. The prawns were the cheapest frozen prawns to be got, not even bothered to be seasoned and the crab meat was...canned 😒🤮. The oysters of which there were 2 were listed on the menu as pacific oysters. I did query initially why pacific as opposed to Galway bay which you would expect as they are world famous. They were definitely not pacific oysters as I am very familiar with them and when queried was told they were a new pacific type introduced to Irish waters, I would seriously question why a new species would be introduced to famous Irish oyster waters???? Misrepresenting a product is a serious matter. The plate was eventually comped, however the server dealing with this was less than pleasant, arguing initially, very disappointing for the centre of Galway and I would neither recommend this pub for food or after sales service 😤More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a breakfast and a dinner here and found it to be a lively pub with good food. Overall an enjoyable experience.

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a party of 20 eating in An Pucan last week. We ranged in age from 12 to 60. The food was mostly fine, although a stew was sent back and what was described as ‘with salad’ was disappointingly just a garnish drowned in...dressing. Anyway, these things can be forgiven. What I can’t stand are rude staff. Our waiting staff were great. Friendly and attentive. One of the bar staff however completely let the bar down with his behaviour. He berated me for not being clear about the wine I ordered. I’m not a wine drinker really and asked for two glasses of pinot and when he started pouring white wine I said to him, no, the red wine. That’s when he rolled his eyes, told me I should be clearer and even asked the other barman if anyone in his 7 years as a bar man had ever meant Red when they ordered a pinot. I was made to feel really stupid in front of everyone and I went home a bit deflated. I don’t think his attitude towards me was justified at all. Making another person feel bad is a mean spirited and unprofessional thing to do. I’ve actually never been spoken to like that before and was really taken aback. It’s moments like this that stay with us.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you seek traditional Irish food when visiting Galway, An Pucan has never disappointed. Fantastic food, well-priced, and lots of it! Staff is super efficient and friendly and pours the creamiest Guinness ever. A must-have is their chowder and brown bread, absolutely the best ever!

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 24 May 2022

My husband and I were planning on coming here for after dinner drinks, but ended up going for dinner. I got the steak and he got the steak sandwich, service was fast and super friendly, and the portions were good size! Food came out pretty...fast.The steak and steak sandwich were both good, just a little under seasoned (personal preference). My steak was also a bit overcooked for my taste even though I asked for medium rare. The atmosphere is wonderful and the outdoor beer garden is really cute and super fun vibes. They did have live music too, which was fun! The only down side was it gets pretty crowded with a younger crowd. Food was better than expected and service remained friendly when it got super packed. The bathrooms remained pretty clean which was nice to see too.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 2 May 2022 via mobile

Visited this pub in January and had to go back to see everyone when we were there in April staff so nice food fab and great music thanks especially to Shane and Evan Thanks for everything Pamela Joan & Gemma x

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 10 April 2022 via mobile

Decent pub and grub. Great spot for watching sport also, the beer garden out back is ideal on a sunny day, plenty of seating and screens. Guinness not great through, the only downside. Worth a visit if looking for some decent pub grub

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 1 April 2022

A great bar just off Eyre square. A great food menu with lots of choice - food is superb. Staff are friendly and efficient. Great outdoor area for eating and drinking. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 12 March 2022 via mobile

From the moment we entered the bar we were met by a lovey lady called Niamh M. She made sure the everything was perfect from start to finish.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 28 February 2022

Between 2 of us we ordered two pitchers of daquari cocktail for €32 a go, spent €64 to drink icy juice. The cocktails are €10 each so I was expecting for a pitcher there would be at least 4 cocktails worth of alcohol content (in...that 4 cocktails would be €40 but a pitcher was saving a bit of money for values sake). It tasted like a negligible amount of alcohol was added and in fact I very much suspect it was heavily watered down or the whole idea is you think you're getting good value but it's likely less alcohol per pour than your average cocktail. It was undrinkable for a while due to the amount of ice. Very disappointing, we could've had a couple of bottles of wine for that price. In fact we could've had approximately 12 pints between the 2 of us. It tasted lovely and the atmosphere was great but for €64 we both ought to have been a bit tipsy leaving, we were both very disappointed to be practically stone cold sober after two pitchers . Would be hesitant to go for cocktails again based on alcohol content from our experience this evening. Staff friendly.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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7 September 2021|
Response from anthony r | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry.... no idea. We were in the beer garden so I don't see why not..... Best give them a quick call though
31 May 2019|
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Response from Trek401954 | Reviewed this property |
While I didn't see any children, it was certainly a friendly and appropriate for all ages. The crowd cleared out after the Rugby match and the staff converted seating and arrangements for live music. Children during the... More
29 December 2016|
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Response from DougsGuide | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
I'm afraid no pool table.
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Yes, An Pucan Bar & Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

An Pucan Bar & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5