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Reviewed 6 April 2019 via mobile

While signs approaching this place for miles advertise food, it has been years since the kitchen was open. Trading hours vary - generally the evening of weekends, but no consistency that I have been able to establish. Also, while some reviews rate the owner as...friendly, this was not my experience. Maybe as a passer by and being unknown I received a different service. Ordered a pint of Guinness, and it was pulled straight - full glass filled. My friend was given a pint that had been sitting on the bar when we arrived in and both tasted rank to be quite honest. It is a shame. The building has a lot of old world charm and character you don’t find too often. Could have one of the oldest interiors of pubs in the Blessington Lakes area...but the current owner seems to have little interest in allowing this pub to live up to the reputation of its heyday. There are some locals who return relatively frequently, mixing with friends and neighbours, so maybe the potential to have a good pint/time is there...that just wasn’t my experience.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

maybe this pub has been closed but we stopped by twice while in the area and both times it was shut up tight!! advertises food and lunch but no sigh of life.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place for a couple pints of tasty Guinness and for a good chat. Also shows all the live sport.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

great craic leo is a great person to meet go you will not be disappointed. Leo and his wife are great host and great spot

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

We really love this place. It has the old world charm of a great Irish pub with great food too. Leo, the owner, is a great character. Well worth a visit for a pint and a chat

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 4 June 2015

Lovely Food Very Good Leo very chatty very helpful beautiful surroundings. The Lovely Blessington lakes are in the background great food and lively chat what more could one want

Date of visit: December 2014
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

I ate here years ago and the food was lovely, i havent been back in years but it is still the same owner so i imagine the food is still good.

Date of visit: September 2013
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Reviewed 22 September 2011

Found this wonderful little place while traveling around the Blessington area. What caught my eye was the "diner" sign since these are noticeably rare in Ireland. In any case we stopped by for lunch and were greeted by a fire in the stove and a...nice menu featuring various sandwiches and ONION RINGS!! Again, this is something not usually seen on Irish menus. Long story short, the food was very tasty and well prepared, and the onion rings were maybe the best anywhere. The chef/owner, Leo, is a fan of Diners Drive-ins and Dives and has taken some of his recipes from the show. Interesting man to talk to. If you are in the area, don't miss a real treat. Head for Leo's Diner at the Star Inn in Valleymount!More

Date of visit: September 2011
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