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Fowler's Malahide

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 14/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 14/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Irish, Bar, Pub, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Reservations, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed 25 September 2021 via mobile

Arrived at the door, no one there to seat us then a most rude male member of staff (unmasked) arrived. He can only be described as a disgrace to the hospitality industry. Based on this individuals attitude, we declined to stay for a meal and...a drink.More

Date of visit: September 2021
james B, Owner at Fowler's Malahide, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2021

Dear Compass8089. People leaving false bad reviews on Tripadvisor really is so childish. Please email me at info@fowlerspubs.ie I would love to find out your meaning for such a review. Regards, Derek Fowler.

Reviewed 6 August 2021

Sat outside for some drinks and food. A lovely quaint street with lots of hustle and bustle. I had a quick look inside and the premises looks really well so expectations were high! Unfortunately the food was average and service was very slow . It...was difficult to gain attention to place an order. I had heard great reports on Fowlers and read some lovely reviews and it is a great spot to sit outside so will definitely try there againMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 25 July 2021 via mobile

Went here yesterday with the family and can't compliment them enough absolutely amazing staff and service looked after from the minute we got there til we left this place knowns how to look after everyone and food is amazing will deffo return here THANKS TO...THE AMAZING STAFF IN FOWLERSMore

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 13 October 2020

2 of us came to fowlers had lovely food and drinks staff worked very well and are very pleasant place is spotless and atmosphere was great will be back

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 10 October 2020

Trying to support local during these exceptional times and working in the hospitality trade myself I know first-hand the challenges our industry is facing and I like to see how other businesses are coping. On a normal day this is a fine pub. Nice spacious, open...premises with good pints and grand food. However I was more than disappointed at our Covid experience. Unfriendly welcome by a security guard at the door who was not behind a screen or wearing a mask, despite meeting every person that walks into that building. We entered Fowlers without a booking - and started to regret it as the place was PACKED! We rambled around the front area expecting to be greeted by a member of staff to give our details, assign our table and make sure we sanitized our hands like EVERY other responsible business is doing. The staff were clearly overwhelmed with the amount of people they were trying to look after. We eventually had to approach the barman to ask what to do next. He pointed to a lady who I assumed was a manager/ supervisor who managed to grab us a table almost immediately which was great. The barmen are behind screens but none of the floor staff were wearing masks. Unfortunately after working in the industry for soo long you get attracted to watching the movements and operations of the staff. I watched staff go table to table without wearing masks and without washing hands. I can only assume they washed hands in the kitchen. We commented this to our young waiter who didn't respond and hurried off to his next table. We felt increasingly uncomfortable and left. Very disappointing to report that Fowlers are operating the poorest standard of Covid measures in Malahide.   We arrived approx 8pm on September 12th.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 13 September 2020 via mobile

After being handed a menu, wait staff failed to come back to take an order despite several “ill be with you in a secs” Left after 30 minutes waiting.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 11 September 2020 via mobile

Visited Fowler’s for lunch on the 11th September and noticed despite the guidelines none of the staff were wearing masks and openly serving people without any barrier in between. I raised it with the barman and he appeared very uncomfortable but acknowledged my complaint. He...went to get our drinks and came back to serve them to us still without a mask. At this point we chose to leave. It is little wonder that Dublin is now again under pressure due to the rising number of cases when you see supposedly responsible business people treating public health with such a couldn’t care less attitude. We moved across the road to gibneys and had a totally different experience. They obviously care about their customers unlike Fowler’s. Their attitude and service is clearly fowl.More

Date of visit: September 2020
773jamesB, Owner at Fowler's Malahide, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2020

How dare you right such a review. All our staff have passed the Fáilte Ireland Covid safety charter and we are 100% complying with the rules set. Your review is a bullying vicious attack at my business and I have reported your review.

Reviewed 15 August 2020 via mobile

Just had dinner here with my husband place is run very well all covid rules set in place and dinner was great. I am coeliac and they were very helpful esp young Luke. Well done lads.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 1 August 2020

Pleasantly surprised on our first covid pub trip! The staff were very helpful, food was fab and great space in the bar. The only issue I'd have is encouraging ppl to wear masks when walking around. Apart from that I very impressed. Hopefully will be...back next week 😀More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 28 December 2019 via mobile

Myself and friends popped into Fowler's yesterday as we were all home from various far flung corners of the world and the country for Christmas. As one time locals and now annual returning home birds, we usually meet in the old Tommy Guns restaurant in...Smyths as Fowlers was once known. This time we got caught out badly. They stop serving food at 6pm! What on Earth are they doing? This used to be a go to place for pub grub in Malahide. 6pm? On a Saturday? The world's gone mad. We stayed for a pint gazing around with what should have been nostalgia but was instead bewilderment and disappointment.More

Date of visit: December 2019
773jamesB, Owner at Fowler's Malahide, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2020

Dear Mr Bozeman. You say you were once locals and now just visit annually and that you normally meet and have food in Tommy Guns Smyths. We took over 10 years ago and been trading under the Fowler’s name for 10 years as locals would...More

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They were closed yesterday a sign on there door.
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Yes, Fowler's Malahide is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Fowler's Malahide is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4