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Griffin's Bar

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Irish, Bar, Pub
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Main Street, Clifden, Ireland
+353 95 21370
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cosy pub has really friendly staff, good drinks, a nice warm open fire and amazing live music that everyone would enjoy!

Thank John C M
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in a couple of times on recent visit to clifden. Found staff very friendly and live act (didnt get name but guitar/vocal and banjo duo) were the best we saw in clifden with a great repertoire of irish folk songs. Good selection of craft ales also.

Thank rockyblue
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A true Irish bar. The Guiness is great and the bar staff very friendly. I've had a couple of trips to Clifden buying ponies, and travelling on my own, this place gives a very friendly welcome. Live music some nights too.

Thank wildly_red
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I cannot say enough about this place and the wonderful staff. An afternoon stop resulted in a return later that evening to hear the wonderful music and enjoy the fun and relaxed atmosphere of this Irish pub. The owner and the bartender were warm, welcoming and so knowledgeable of the area. In fact, David the owner took us on a... More 

Thank Linda R
Spring Lake, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This pub is at the top of my list out of all the pubs I have been to in Ireland. Delicious food variety and the wonderful hospitality you go to Ireland for. David Griffin could not have been more accommodating to us while we were in Clifden.

Thank skelsey421
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Had a pleasant couple of hours here one evening listening to a live duo (banjo & guitar) singing typical Irish songs, very friendly and welcoming, we enjoyed a relaxed atmosphere pity that we hadn't ventured out and found great little pub before our last night in Clifden.

Thank Dallydon
London, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We came here for a late lunch and were drawn in by the crab claws listed in the board outside. The owner was very pleasant and with his recommendation we also had chowder and my husband had chicken goujons. Chowder was tasty, chunky, well seasoned and came with brown bread. A meal in itself. Then I had the crab claws... More 

Thank gerifc
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Just happened to come across this bar and went in. Food was amazing and the atmosphere was awesome! Definitely worth coming in and having a pint!

Thank tacaze
Dublin, Ireland
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

A fantastic experience for me and my family where the owner greeted us and could not have been friendlier even though it was our first time in his company. Live musicians (Snannell) were amazing and fans were blown away by the quality of their performance. You wouldn't expect to have this experience in a small pub in a rural town... More 

Thank Seán H
Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful pub , great staff and atmosphere . Plus they put up with my drunken singing and dancing , ! Had a brilliant night .

Thank mariehennessey1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, Pub
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Clifden, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Clifden
  • Phone Number: +353 95 21370
Traditional Old Style Bar . Great Irish / Rock / Disco Music all through the week and a real local gem

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