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Bill Chawke's Bar

) #10 of 16 Restaurants in Adare €€ - €€€ Irish, ,
Rathkeale Road, Adare, Ireland
+353 61 396 160
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Irish, Bar, Pub, European, Gastropub
€€ - €€€
Rathkeale Road, Adare, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 171 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent nearly three hours in this pub listening to true Irish traditional music. Talented musicians in a comfortable and relaxed setting.

1  Thank Deborah P
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Our first pub in Adare coming from Dublin and it was so clean and welcoming. Great bar tender and nice folks. A coal fire place and window seating to watch the world go by. Fantastic sticky pudding. Big place so plenty of room but makes...More

3  Thank WendellB532
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We went there for lunch and I had the sea food chowder with Brown bread. It was excellent especially on a cold day.

1  Thank Gemma M
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place! People are so friendly and we came during the time where there were not many tourists and it was cold so not many people were out and about but everyone was so friendly! Food was great and drink as well. By far our...More

2  Thank Julia H
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Had drinks and a late dinner here. The bar was full of locals with a classic Irish feel. Laughing and singing from them as the night went on. Warm and cozy near the fire. This place has a large outdoor area but not used at...More

1  Thank RogerChubin
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Brian the bartender was a great host. Made a few Boston guys feel right at home. They pour a good pint of Guinness and have a great lively atmosphere

1  Thank bradytgill
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I am glad there was traditional Irish music here the night we spent in Adare. We sat at the bar and had some great conversation with other Americans and some locals while we enjoyed our drinks. We got hungry and split a chicken and stuffing...More

1  Thank Bob H
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in at Bill Chawke's Pub in Adare Was not disappointed. Had the pleasure of being waited upon by Brian, wonderful man, knowledgeable about the town, helpful and very friendly. ..food was amazing as was the drink and the atmosphere- a definite pub to visit

1  Thank Natalie S
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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic afternoon with great food and drink. Bryan the bartender was extremely knowledgeable about the Adare area, irish whiskey and traditional irish pubs.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Chawkes is the place for some great craic in Adare! Often ate the steak sandwich here while listening to music and enjoying a "few" Jameson and gingers as well! Great staff and a cheers environment! Walk in like a local and holler "BIG AL" to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$22
Irish, Bar, Pub, European, Gastropub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 01:30
10:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rathkeale Road, Adare, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Limerick  >  Adare
  • Phone Number: +353 61 396 160
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Established in 1846 Bill Chawke's Bar, located in the heart of Adare Village, Co. Limerick is a fine traditional bar with a great reputation for providing some of the best hospitality around. Our recently refurbished bar is an excellent place to watch our local Adare GAA heroes and all the other major sporting events live on our LCD High Definition TVs. Our live weekly traditional music sessions are famous and bring a wealth of musicians and music lovers through our doors. Our kitchen serves delicious traditional fare every day and customers keep coming back to us for a bite to eat or simply relax with a pint or glass of their favourite tipple. We have a truly superior beer garden which is the envy of every pub in the county; we just wish we could 'serve up' good weather for our customers to relax in it on those soft Irish summer days and not need one of our waterproof parasols. Our beer garden also has state of the art BBQ facilities and is a favourite with locals and visitors who like to dine and entertain al fresco whatever the occasion. Good quality service, delicious food and a friendly and welcoming atmosphere is what we are all about and we think we deliver, in spades! Awarded the Prestigious Licensing World Country Bar of the Year 2010!
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