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This more than 150 year old gastro-pub is know all over the area for its amazing food, its micro-brewery beers and the traditional music sessions that happen every night in summer. In spring 2011, pub owner Peter Curtin set up the Burren Brewery in the Roadside Tavern in Lisdoonvarna. So now, the building, which in 1865 started off as a pub, then was expanded into a bakery, also hosts a micro-brewery under its roof. His Burren Gold (lager), Burren Red (ale) and Burren Black (stout) are one of only three micro-breweries mentioned in the Lonely Planet Global Craft Beer Guide! At the same time it is serving the best food from locally sourced ingredients. It is also a renowned music venue for traditional
PRICE RANGE
€10 - €30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Brew Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is still our fave spot in The Burren area. Great food, wine and service. Can't wait to come back again! Casual foodies delight.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on Friday, upon the recommendations of our hotel owners….we were not disappointed. We were a walk in booking, a table was available within 20 minutes. My husband had the lamb cutlets which were one of their daily specials which came with mashed potato,...I had the wagyu beef burger; both meals were delicious and portions plentiful. Our servers, Annie, Andrew, Bridie and ‘He Who Shall Not Be Named’ (the lovely owner) were fantastic and nothing was too much. Despite it being very busy, nothing was too much and we were made to feel a priority, not a burden when asking for different things. We enjoyed the trad session after our meal and chatting away to everyone around the bar. Thank you for being so welcoming and for an enjoyable evening, especially the impromptu singsong at the end of the night. Drinks prices here, despite being in a touristy town were very, very reasonable. We will definitely be back if we are ever in Lisdoonvarna!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic local food with fantastic service from Annie followed by traditional Irish music session and a nice cold pint

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely friendly staff, excellent menu choice and specials, seafood at its very best, great atmosphere and great traditional music

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience in this little gem , top class service from a lovely girl Annemarie supporting her county team wearing the limerick Jersey , food was fantastic as was the service , we had beautiful crab claws , and hot smoked salmon as a main..., and our party enjoyed the amazing seafood 3 tier platter , we will be back !!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 April 2024

We arrived in the late afternoon and stopped by the Roadside Tavern for a quick bite. We were quite hungry but just expecting to settle for some decent pub food. Boy were we wrong. The food was spectacular- honestly the best meal I’ve had so...far in Ireland. I had the hot smoked salmon and it was amazing. My daughter had super meaty crab claws along with fresh oysters and it was all superb. It was very clean but had a very traditional pub vibe. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 April 2024 via mobile

The food is local and excellent quality, taste and price. The interior of the pub is historic and well loved. Music is exceptional with local talent every night. The staff are super friendly and attentive. Highly recommend and I have eaten here a lot when...I visit Doolin area.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 18 March 2024

Nice lunch of wagyu burger and my wife had wild mushrooms on toast , great service and atmosphere. Definitely try the burren beers !! Thanks peter for a great spot

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024

Friendly bubble staff and the dinner was melt in your mouth amazing. Combination of local customers and tourists, we were the latter and were treated with such wonderful hospitality. I would definitely go back. I would say they wouldn’t be long getting to know your...first name in there they were outstanding! We were just passing through.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 8 January 2024

We went with a friend to taste some beers before lunch, the bartender was really nice and she even told us some tips to travel around the county during our stay in Ireland

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 27 October 2023 via mobile

Wow… wonderful beers brewed on site, local food cooked with panache, and fabulously friendly staff: this has been the drinking/culinary highlight of a 5 day visit to the west of Ireland. Highly recommended :)

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 14 October 2023 via mobile

Wonderful and welcoming pub! And the food is absolutely incredible. We had the beef cheeks and the wild mushroom toast— wowowow. Best food we’ve had in Ireland.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 27 September 2023

Had a very nice Friday evening in here, after a long day's walking... Perectly professional & friendly bar-staff; nice customers (2 lads from Dublin, hope they read this !) LOL Just great ! The Guinness was beautiful -- I ended having 5,5 pints of the...stuff ! Also there was live music, which made my holiday in fact ! Will definitely be back ! Thank-you, Roadsiders !More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 18 September 2023

I highly recommend The Roadside Tavern for great food and drink, traditional music and good craic. Chef Peter Jackson does a fantastic job in the kitchen serving high quality, delicious food. We enjoyed every bite and are still talking about our sumptuous meals. Legendary! Bar...Manager Bridie takes great care of her guests, making sure they feel the warm welcome of true Irish hospitality from the moment they step foot in this fine Irish pub . We even witnessed Bridie call local hotels/B&Bs for a party who was shut our during the Matchmaking Festival - and found them a room at a great rate. A true gem and fine colleen! Thanks to everyone at The Roadside Tavern for such a wonderful experience our family will remember for a long time to come. Sláinte!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 14 September 2023

Absolutely the best food! Perfectly curated and cooked. They catered our family vacation dinners for about a week and every single meal was absolutely delicious.

Date of visit: September 2023
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