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Ma Murphy's

Certificate of Excellence
Pub, Irish
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7 New Street, Bantry, Ireland
+353 27 50242
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Like stepping back 40 years (in a good way). Real nice feel of an old fashioned Irish bar, and does a nice pint to boot.

Thank petethepete
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62 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice pub, inside the front door is either the snug or a shop. Inside the next door was the main bar, old fashioned had'nt been updated in donkeys years. The guy with me was thrilled with it. The bar staff were welcoming but could do with some more skills. You hold the glass at all times when you are pouring... More 

Thank sheajoo
Cork, Ireland
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

This is one of the old type bars with a shop in front and the bar at the rear. Toilets need to be upgraded and heating is a must. Staff very pleasant. Worth a visit when in Bantry.

Thank scanlanassoc
County Cork, Ireland
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Great little bar with fantastic staff. Pints are fresh and served quickly. Its a small place but you can really feel at home

Thank cork27lad
County Cork, Ireland
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151 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We had a great night in this pub which is different from most pubs in that it has a shop in the front Staff are friendly and the service is excellent

Thank Pat M
Madison, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Tiny lovely authentic pub. If you like close quarters, chatting with new people and choosing from about 15 different tap brews, this is the place. Mary was a wonderful, friendly host. We walked around the town and saw a sign down an alley, adventurous girlfriends that we are, we walked in the back. Wow, will never forget it. Go there...you'll... More 

Thank GirlsfromWisconsin
Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

If you want a real, no nonsense pub, this is the one for you. Very traditional, dark, intimate and a real experience. I love bringing visitors here as it is exactly what you'd want in an Irish pub. There is a beer garden in the back and a shop at the front. Well worth a visit

Thank BryanMcCoy
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

What a place if u are ever in Town h really need to try this bar out. The owner she took us on a tour the min we walked in the door what a lovely lady she is. Would highly highly recommend this place

Thank alan b
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We visited this bar a few years ago on the occasion of the 70th birthday of the fridge. It was like stepping back in time so on this visit we decided to make another call. It hadn't altered at all and is just as you would expect to find a bar in Ireland many years ago. The same family have... More 

Thank Paul H
Limerick Ireland
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53 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

this pub had everything, all different sections for young and old, from the front where was deadly craic with a sing song to the old kitchen and back out to thee huge smoke garden which leads into another section of the pub where there was 2 man band playing and all this at 10 o clock

Thank dood8

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Pub, Irish
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 New Street, Bantry, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Bantry
  • Phone Number: +353 27 50242

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