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The Rusty Mackerel Bar Restaurant Accommodation

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The Rusty Mackerel is a renowned Traditional Irish Bar, Restaurant & Accommodation made famous for its Traditional Irish Music, Food, Warm & Friendly Atmosphere with a vibrant mix of both locals and visitors at the foot of the Sliabh Liag Mountains. 'Unique' 5* Accommodation consist of Double & Triple Rooms, en-suite with Shower and Wi-Fi, Parking to include Full Irish Breakfast at affordable cost for travellers and couples alike to explore South Donegal & the Wild Atlantic Way. All Rooms are designed to provide Comfort & Relaxation with private Courtyard Area. Our reputation is built on the delivery of quality food, fine service and the best of traditional Irish entertainment.
PRICE RANGE
US$11 - US$26
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Irish, Seafood, European, Pub, Bar
FEATURES
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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All reviews mackerel soup toasties seafood prawns steak slieve league sliabh liag the pub traditional irish music great wee pub this place is a hidden gem great pint of guinness wonderful atmosphere hit the spot wait for a table boat tour
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Stayed overnight here before visiting Sliabh Liag peninsula. Excellent food, nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Had dinner here (top quality seafood - good portion sizes) and a lovely breakfast the following morning.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Brendan M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A very welcoming bar with great food and a wonderful atmosphere. The place was clean and the food was hot.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 95garyb
Reviewed 5 days ago

While visiting Gleann Cholm Cille and the Sliabh Liag peninsula in late October 2018, we soon found out that most of the local eating places were closed for the winter, and our landlady recommended The Rusty Mackerel. It was an excellent suggestion, since there was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank geoffreyt262
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If Carlsberg did bars, they would do The Rusty Mackerel....probably the best bar in the world!! The staff were so friendly...John is a great fella and Linda is a star turn!! We stayed for one night and it was amazing....the room, the food ( had...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Zac L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by the Rusty Mackerel on the advice of locals and after a visit to the Slieve League Cliffs. I add this to a must stop location and a place I would visit again and again. Stopped in for tea and seafood chowder. Probably the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KristenG235
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent wee pub in a stunning location. Lovely clean and comfortable rooms - great Guinness - superb food and wonderful atmosphere. The music was fantastic - from the traditional musicians to Darren who was happy to sing requests. Conor the barman was friendly, funny and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MaggieMont61
TheRusty1, Front Office Manager at The Rusty Mackerel Bar Restaurant Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely comments and delighted your enjoyed everything. I hope you get to visit again soon!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re in this neck of the woods then you’d be silly not to stop by here, it’s a fabulous little pub with a great atmosphere and food to die for. The linguine was gorgeous in particular. Soup we had was so so but definitely...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SazzlesTravels0906
TheRusty1, Front Office Manager at The Rusty Mackerel Bar Restaurant Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely comments and delighted you enjoyed your stop off. I hope you get the opportunity to call again soon!

Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

Great welcome from John. Showed us to our rooms, which are modern, clean and comfortable. The food is great and service is wonderful. The pub itself is full of character and is warm and welcoming. The staff are brilliant. The night we were there the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Brendan C
TheRusty1, Front Office Manager at The Rusty Mackerel Bar Restaurant Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2019

Thank you for your lovely comments. Our reputation here at The Rusty Mackerel is built on the delivery of quality food, fine service and the best of Irish Entertainment and I am delighted we delivered. Also delighted to say we have the best staff here!...More

Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for a quick bite of lunch on our sightseeing trip. Barry made us feel very welcome and told us all about the place! It was lovely sitting beside the fire as it was wet and windy outside. We had a chowder and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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TheRusty1, Front Office Manager at The Rusty Mackerel Bar Restaurant Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2019

Thank you for your lovely comments. Our reputation here at The Rusty Mackerel is built on the delivery of quality food & fine service which I am delighted we delivered. I will pass on your comments too to Barry. I hope you return again soon!

Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

We stayed Here for a weekend the end of November and what a fabulous hidden gem it was. The whole experience was one to remember, the bar with the big open fire and all the lovely locals made us all feel very welcome. There was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Michelle C
TheRusty1, Guest Relations Manager at The Rusty Mackerel Bar Restaurant Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Thank you for your lovely comments. I am delighted you everything was to your satisfaction! We aim to deliver and please at The Rusty. I hope you return again soon

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Thank you for your email, If you clink on link below you can take a virtual tour of our building and will give you a better idea. If that doesn't work the link is on our Facebook page.
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