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E.J. Kings

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Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups
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Main Street | The Square, Clifden, Ireland
+353 95 21330
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

After quite a wait to place an order a girl came drifting up. We ordered soup and chowder to start with, and a pulled pork with red cabbage and fish and chips to follow. After a long wait again the main course came, we asked about the soup and chowder. I said not to bother about the soup bot my... More 

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Thank Stewart W
Joanna F, Public Relations Manager at E.J. Kings, responded to this review

Dear Stewart W, Many thanks for your recent review. I am very disappointed to read that you did not have a good dining experience with us here in E.J Kings. We are working very hard to rectify all the issues you encountered. I sincerely hope this does not deter you from returning in the future. Kind Regards, Joanna Fitzgerald More 

Macroom, Ireland
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

Love this place! I call every time i'm in Clifden. agreat place for a nice pint of porter. The last evening I called i needed to eat and the menu/service/food was very good.

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Thank pcmacroom
London, UK
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Good food, great music and friendly locals. The Guinness is great too. EJ Kings is a real gem in Clifden

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Thank nollag
Joanna F, Public Relations Manager at E.J. Kings, responded to this review

Dear Nollag, Many thanks for your recent review. Your fantastic comments make all the hard work worthwhile. We are sincerely delighted you enjoyed your visit with us and I hope we can welcome you back again in the very near future. Kind Regards, Joanna Fitzgerald More 

Half Moon Bay
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

We enjoyed a regular Guinness and a porter here (not a ton of dark beer selections but more than the average bar). But what made this place a little better? Great atmosphere and culture - best craig we had so far during our entire stay in Ireland! We still have more to explore and all, but we were pleasantly surprised... More 

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Thank IndigoRose11
County Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

Nice pub with friendly staff, beer was cold and the the food was good, it was crowded when we went so go early to get a seat.

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Thank Derekpk
Joanna F, Public Relations Manager at E.J. Kings, responded to this review

Dear Derekpk, Many thanks for your recent review. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated. Hopefully we can welcome you back in the very near future. Kind Regards, Joanna Fitzgerald More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Excellent music, first quiet, traditional in the corner as we sat and chatted at the bar. Later in the evening they set up a stage and we extended our stay at the pub late to hear the great live music. Great service and adorable setting with an upstairs loft/restaurant.

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Thank lizzo1995
westmeath
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

went there for a meal packed out beautiful food music in background while you eat fish is the main food here staff good service

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Thank dog81
Joanna F, Public Relations Manager at E.J. Kings, responded to this review

Dear Dog 81, Many thanks for your recent review. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated. Hopefully we can welcome you back in the very near future. Kind Regards, Joanna Fitzgerald More 

Dunboyne, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

The people with me seemed to enjoy their food, except for the Sea Food Chowder which was a yellowish colour, an excess of flour? Vegetable matter, not enough fish. Friends I talked to subsequently agreed with me without prompting. Not to be compared with Chowder in O'Dowds and Vaughans in Roundstone, or Keoghs in Ballyconneely which has improved its menu... More 

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Oughterard, Ireland
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

Called in for lunch last Monday, very slow service and they were not busy. Food, sandwiches and panini were just average nothing fantastic. Staff very not very efficient. Had a local recommend it, they need to up their service and food quality.

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Thank Oughterard64
Joanna F, Public Relations Manager at E.J. Kings, responded to this review

Dear Oughterard 64, Thank you for your recent review, I am very sorry to hear that your experience in E.J. Kings was not as you had anticipated or lived up to your expectations. All the issues you encountered we are working very hard to rectify and hopefully we might welcome you back so we can restore your faith in what... More 

kilkenny
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

This pub is such a lovely pub.. The staff are amazing! The entertainment is unreal and the atmosphere in the places Is some crack.. Would come back to clifden for this pub

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Thank Megan D
Joanna F, Public Relations Manager at E.J. Kings, responded to this review

Dear Megan D, Wow thank you so much for your fantastic review. It really does make all the hard work worthwhile. We are delighted you enjoyed the music, staff and fun. Hopefully we can welcome you back again very soon. Kind Regards, Joanna Fitzgerald More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | The Square, Clifden, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Clifden
  • Phone Number: +353 95 21330

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?