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The Bold Thady Quill

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Lansdowne Arms Hotel, Kenmare, Ireland
+353 64 664 1368
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Chula Vista, California
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

After two long flights from San Diego, California and over 200 miles drive from Dublin Airport to Kenmare, Ireland we were tired, hungry, and thirsty. The first shop we saw as we entered Kenmare was the local bookstore. We asked for a recommendation to get good food and beer. They went to the front door of the shop and pointed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We visited this beautiful Irish pub this afternoon for a late lunch. The atmosphere was immediately laid back and warm, and the service was attentive and friendly. I had the best fish and chips that I have had to date: the fish beautifully battered and flaky/moist and fresh, and the chips perfectly fried with a light crisp on the outside.... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We happened by the Landsdowne Arms in Kenmare and noticed a sign on the door announcing trad music and Irish dancers on Wednesday and Thursday evening. We dropped by to book a table for the early session on Wednesday and were very happy we did. My wife and I both selected the mussels in white wine and garlic. We were... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We were staying at the hotel and decided to try the bar for dinner as we were told that entertainment was included that night if dinner was purchased. I had the lamb stew and it was excellent, much better (and probably more authentic) than lamb stew I had tried in Dublin. The entertainment was very good --- two sisters providing... More 

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SE MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

My wife and I were spending the night at a local B&B and had just taken a stroll around the village to take in a few of the sights. We liked the looks of the menu here and were not disappointed. It's the sort of place where the waitstaff seem to be covering a zone rather than individual tables, so... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

I recently vacated to the beautiful town of Kenmare over the past weekend. With a variety places to eat, my husband and I came across a lovely restaurant at the top of Kenmare town. In our 5 night stay in this beautiful town, we ate in the Lansdowne Arms hotel 3 evenings out of our 5. And what a pleasure.... More 

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Slane, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Went here for a Sunday lunch with my family I ordered the pulled pork wrap and it was extremely spicy lacked flavour as a result My wife ordered scampi and that was very nice indeed Our kids had the burger and normally when you go somewhere and you don't fancy anything on the menu the burger is the default choice... More 

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Westchester, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

True Irish atmosphere, friendly and helpful service. Food was outstanding! We shared mussels for appetizer and they were wonderful and plentiful, I had a taste for ribs and asked the server how the ribs were and she said outstanding. She was not wrong! My wife asked server what is her favorite fish on the menu, she suggested the Black Sole,... More 

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Kildare, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We called in to Thady Quill's out of curiosity and were pleasantly surprised. It's a lovely homely place. The food was gorgeous and the service was very good. While eating we were entertained by some great Irish music and dancing. Definitely will be back when in Kenmare again!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Took a two day stop in Kenmare while traveling around Ireland. Our B&B recommended The Bold Thady Quill because we wanted live entertainment. We were surprised that not only did we get great live entertainment, we got great food and outstanding service. If you are looking for a great Irish Stew and a nice selection of Whiskey, give this venue... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lansdowne Arms Hotel, Kenmare, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Kenmare
  • Phone Number: +353 64 664 1368

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?