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The Sailors Bar

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Irish, Bar, European, Pub
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Castletownbere Road | Killaha West, Kenmare, Ireland
+353 64 664 2684
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Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place the food is ver good and the staff are lovely.My family are from kenmare. Great music, erin oDonoghue

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Thank ejodonoghue
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food & service. The hake is lovely there, they do great starters, side salads great steaks etc. Everything is cooked fresh. Service is very good always & staff are very friendly & helpful in every way. Highly recommended.

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Thank maryoM861HL
Windsor, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Friends and family recommended this pub and we now know why. We stopped for an evening meal and a few pints of Guinness and had a delightful experience. The steaks were cooked to perfection and the whole meal was tasty and wholesome. Perfect, as was the service. The ambience was lovely and the fine weather made seating outside watching the... More 

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Thank peterehc
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Kenmare for 1 week and visited here twice - great food, the service is friendly and the food and drink is well priced. It can get very busy, so if you can, book ahead. There is also live music on Mondays, my 2 year old loved dancing to it!

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Thank Lindsey D
Belfast
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113 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Returned to The Sailors Bar again this year and was not disappointed. Superb food, large portions and reasonably priced. Atmosphere and view from window all add to experience. Great night.

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2 Thank downing
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Very good food but service is very bad. Servers are not too friendly, especially the dark haired girl. Not really recommend it, only for the food

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5 Thank Alex V
Dublin, Ireland
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159 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Has a barbeque, music and drinks here on day after our daughter's wedding - all organised by Sailors Bar. Lots of room and seating outside for the barbie - everything went extremely well and everyone (including kids) had a good time. This is a great location with lovely views of Kenmare Bay.

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Thank Suburban_Couple
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Huge portions, classic Irish dishes, the place was filled with locals, the food was great, the drinks were generous and cold! What more can you ask for?

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Thank Mark and Susan S
Lockport, Illinois
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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

I had the lamb stew, it was delicious! Servers were so friendly. A very cozy atmosphere and joined by some wonderful local musicians was a treat for the night.

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Thank Carol927
Swansea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

We have been to the Sailors Bar every time we visit this area and the welcome is always excellent and the local food so fresh! It is very good value for money! The owners hadn't seen us for over four years but recognized us and gave us a very warm welcome!

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Thank SwanseaCandy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castletownbere Road | Killaha West, Kenmare, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Kenmare
  • Phone Number: +353 64 664 2684
Description
The Sailors Bar is located just three miles from the picturesque town of Kenmare on the Castletownbere Road (R571). Come and experience a traditional Irish Bar coupled with great food. We have extensive outdoor seating overlooking the beautiful Kenmare Bay. All tastes catered for, seafood & steaks a speciality. A favourite spot with the locals....

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?