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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Irish, Bar, Pub, European
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Called ahead to see if they could seat our group of 15 people, and they were very accomodating, and we arrived to see two reserved tables set up for us. Service was friendly and efficient and the selection of food was excellent. Several first-timers loved...the Guinness, and I appreciated a couple of pints of Scraggy Bay on draught. A good, solid local pub with great food and a wonderful view of Lough Swilly. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 20 March 2022

Had a fab weekend in the beachcomber… Food fantastic, staff fantastic and views are amazing.. Thanks guys

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 21 December 2021

Ordered 2 Guinness for last orders and was told 20 minutes later that they weren’t pouring any more pints after watching the manager pour a pint 2 minutes before.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 15 September 2021 via mobile

We phoned and booked outdoor dining for the following evening understanding that it was covered but was outdoor. When we arrived we found a large area fully covered in with only one small door open for ventilation. An indoor restaurant would have had windows opened...thus more ventilation! Also the waiter who greeted us and served us did not wear a mask although other servers did. Despite food being good, our evening was not enjoyable as did not feel safe .More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 8 July 2021 via mobile

Visiting this gem of a coastal town with lots of history we decided to drop in for lunch. Good menu and friendly staff greeted us and we were seated in the covered outdoors with a great view of the bay. Have to say had the...best seafood chowder EVER!! Was like a meal in itself and tasted so good. You will not regret a visit to this great pub. It made out day !!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 27 June 2021

Wouldn't serve food unless booked in the COVERED seated area.! . (which had loads of spare tables for the 2 hours I was there)) Was a beautiful sunny day Although if u knew the wait staff/servers u could get food in the non covered area(2...foot away from where I was sitting.)All outdoors so can't see what the problem was. The amount of people turned away inside the 2 hours I was there was absolutely crazy. Bad management. Took the ferry over especially for something to eat. Won't be back again. Before anyone says anything about booking tables I tried to book the day before but the phone wasn't working the day before or the morning of so how u even supposed to book a table with the phone lines turned off?More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 11 December 2020

We were a little unsure about this place on first glance, but it definitely did not disappoint food wise, food was unreal and excellent service, we were stuck for time as we wanted to get the ferry, the staff got our meals out us swiftly...enough, would definitely be back. Does gluten free food too.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 4 December 2020 via mobile

Called in today and was met at the door by a very friendly chap. I heard others call him Frank. He showed us to our freshly sanitized table and he explained the extra steps taken by the management to ensure our safety. We both just...had the soup of the day with a lovely fresh roll and stayed warm while Lough Swilly crashed outsite. The man I took to be the manager came over and chatted to us and we were made feel our custom was appreciated. We're driving near there on Sunday and we both decided that we would make a detour for Sunday lunch as the food that flowed from the kitchen looked delicious. I really enjoyed the experience and most importantly we both felt safe. It was just like the old times. Can see how you could ever go wrong in this place. Pleasant, relaxed atmosphere and a real Donegal welcome.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 30 September 2020

Always visit the beachcomber when in Rathmullan and never had a bad meal yet. The service is friendly and staff are taking all the necessary covid precautions. The only thing that could maybe be updated is the toilets but none the less the location is...lovely and the food very tasty and decent portions!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 8 September 2020

great bar and restaurant right on the water. had a delicious lunch, we both got the salmon and haddock dish it was epic. great service, very friendly and helpful staff. we got the ferry here fro Buncrana just to go to the restaurant and it...was so worth it!!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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14 August 2015|
Response from trevor03488 | Reviewed this property |
No. Only visit once a year. Have been going there for 20 years. Never got a bad meal
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Beachcomber Bar & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5