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€5 - €20
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Brew Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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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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Reviewed 3 August 2023 via mobile

Had dinner here last night, excellent food and service. The staff are so pleasant and friendly. Would highly recommend a visit, you won’t be disappointed. Excellent music also.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 17 July 2023

This friendly family owned restaurant in Lisdoonvarna is a 'treasure'. The restaurant was extremely busy on the Friday night but you could tell from the moment you walked in it was to something special. While waiting for a table we had a drink in the...pub end of the bar and was offered the option of eating there rather than wait. That was a good idea and all tables in this little spot were full. To witness the meals leaving the kitchen to be served was mouthwatering and the visual delights matched the outstanding menu on offer. Staff were extremely welcoming and pleasant and local musicians came into offer an evening of traditional music and song. What a fabulous venue and wish them continued success. This was a great start to a fabulous weekend in Co Clare.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 16 July 2023

Beautiful food with wonderful staff highly recommended. Do not miss out on this amazing food experience in Lisdoonvarna. We cannot wait to bisit again.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 15 July 2023

Delicious food in a quaint traditional pub/restaurant. Lots of variety on the menu. Had a selection of " light bites" and all were very tasty.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 12 July 2023

2nd visit for us. Yet again the top notch quality food plates, superb friendly efficient service and overall fun vibe of this pub restaurant blew us away. Super fun place to stop by and enjoy lunch when passing through, touring or staying nearby. Casual traditional...historic style pub decor with bags of character and regular evening live trad music. But for me the food is leagues ahead of most of the many places we have eaten in around Lisdoonvarna Doolin and surrounds. If you think I may be mistaken try it out for lunch and you ll see exactly what I mean!!Enjoy!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 1 July 2023 via mobile

A lovely pub , restaurant. Fantastic atmosphere with great and knowledgeable staff . This place is a credit to ye and has been for a while We had great food and drinks here , a fantastic specials board . Music later in the evening. Not...our first time here and always look forward to going back.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 30 June 2023

Looked quiet when walked in but had read good reviews so stayed. Delicious fish and chips, staff very helpful and friendly, would highly recommend.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 20 June 2023

Was here on Sunday evening (18th June). Have been to Lisdoon many times over the years and this place has never lost it's charm. They have done a great job on the new outdoor area as well. There was a trad band playing and there...was a lovely vibe even though it was quieter than usual. There is a good reason for this due to lack of accommodation options in the town. Most of the hotels have been repurposed as refugee accommodation and it has eviscerated the town as a tourist destination. Yes, there should be help given to fleeing refugees but putting 1400 of them in a town of 800 is not integration, it is another plantation. I cannot help thinking that there is a hidden agenda here -the group that own most of the hotels have previously been convicted of employing migrants without work permits??More

Date of visit: June 2023
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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5