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The Snug

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The Quay, Bantry, Ireland
+353 27 50057
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93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came across this place as slightly out of season,most places are closed,this was really busy,with locals,tourists and returning guests etc,we loved the efficiency of the local staff,food coming out quick,hot and plentiful,seafood chowder was one of the best I've had,had many,many in ireland,this was good,but got better when coupled with an open crab sandwich for a bargain 15 euro.....would visit... More 

Thank Banksy594
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the best seafood I had sole husband had hake very good just the salad (shop bought coleslaw and potato salad )poor but portions very good a man sitting next to us had a T bone steak I swear it was as thick as a paving stone . The service especially was top class.

Thank eileen o
North Wales
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over the past few years we have had the pleasure to eat at 'The Snug' at least once on each of our annual visits to West Cork. This restaurant has all the ingredients to encourage repeat business (no wonder it is always so popular); there is always a great welcome upon arrival, the staff are consistently friendly and accommodating, the... More 

Thank RoloNorthWales
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great hot food and nice staff food comes out fresh and hot bathrooms are very squashed but more less all your going there for is the best food

Thank connellciaran
Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in Bantry for the weekend and called in here for dinner on the Saturday evening. We ordered steaks ( medium & well done) and kids roast chicken dinner. Place was busy but service was quick and polite. Steak was a chunky, beautifully seasoned sirloin with plenty of fried onions, chips and pepper sauce. Guinness was one of the... More 

Thank Sarah H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service and friendly staff. Food is just so fresh and beautifully presented. If a group of you are planning on going might be advisable to book ahead as its always busy - good sign.

Thank be36
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived with my family of 4 and was seated immediately at one of the tables with the tree sprouting in the middle. The pub itself is small, but cosy with good decor. Food was excellent and the menu caters for all palates!

Thank Kasim Z
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

A lovely little bar, the smell of food was amazing and the menu looked great. Plenty of fresh fish and roast dishes... The decor is oldskool but really nice to sit in. The Guinness was excellent too which is the main thing! Right spot...

Thank Phil B
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I have often had lunch in this pub, but it was only recently that I was in Bantry and wanted an evening meal. It was an experience, the steak was cooked exactly to my liking and it was exceptional. The portion was big and when served with vegetables it was great value. As ever food here is served piping hot... More 

Thank Maryboro
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

We visited Bantry while attending a Family wedding at the end of January. We had checked out Tripadvisor reviews and this place came up with lots of excellent reviews so decided to wander in. It was a Mid week at 6pm so no problem of a table for 6. We did not feel rushed in any way, staff were really... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Quay, Bantry, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Bantry
  • Phone Number: +353 27 50057

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