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#1 of 3 Pub in Birr
Travellers' Choice2022
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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All reviews fish and chips vol au vent soup great friendly bar irish pub well worth a visit staff were so friendly ate here great meal an evening meal second to none food was lovely top class john guinness castle ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel recommended this pub and by god were we happy to find it. Ducked in out of the rain on Saturday to find a lovely homely pub full of locals chatting over an afternoon pint. The bar man was professional and we had a...lovely afternoon after popping back to the hotel to freshen up we returned to eat. The food was 5 star better then alot of restaurants and hotels I've eatin in. We had steak and vol au vents and potato skins yum yum yum. Marcella served us she was the kindest, most professional waitress I have come across in a long time her attention to detail was second to none. After dinner a band started and the crowd came for the music I have to say we will be recommending Kelly's to anyone passing through Birr. Spoke to the owner during the night and know we know why this place works a pure gentleman. Keep it up Kelly's we need more pubs like yours in Ireland.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 3 October 2022 via mobile

I can’t believe I didn’t know about this place . I visited today with my children and their grandad who is visiting from America . We had a really lovely meal . Vegan and dog friendly - wow 🤩 the staff were so friendly and...my dad even got to pour his own Guinness and got a certificate . A real little gem of a place in the lovely town of Birr. Usually when I ask for vegan options I’m left with blank faces looking at me but not here - really impressed !!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 13 September 2022 via mobile

We were staying overnight locally so researched places to eat which were dog friendly. Kelly’s bar is a great place, friendly staff and locals who were all up for the chat. Our dogs were welcomed with open arms! The food was fabulous, extremely tasty and...good value. We’ll definitely be back!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 5 September 2022

We spent a lovely afternoon in Kelly's Bar with our doggy, having a few pints and then some food. The pints were fab, we had soup and fish and chips which were gorgeous and Catherine made us feel so very welcome, we will definitely be...back. It's hard to find truly doggy friendly places in Ireland but this is definitely one that we would recommend. 10 out of 10 Kelly's, well done!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 1 September 2022 via mobile

Since the place we were staying it had no restaurant we decided to head to Kelly’s for dinner. We had to walk through the bar section to get to the restaurant sector, which was quite busy, small and dark. We were not comfortable going through...it with the people pressing in on us on either side.....when we found the restaurant section, it was much more spacious.. food was average...drinks reasonable..More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 12 July 2022 via mobile

We went to Kelly's bar for an evening meal on our second day staying in Birr. Food was beautiful, fish and chips was cooked better than you'd find in any coastal area in the country. Service was efficient, staff were really friendly and hospitable. Price...was really good too.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 26 June 2022 via mobile

Ate here with a few friends recently and we had a super evening. The staff were all friendly and helpful, service was great, and our food was delicious. The Cajun chicken burger had a proper spicy kick to it, delicious! . We would happily return...next time we’re in town.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 25 May 2022

Now this was a nice surprise. A nice pub, very clean. Staff ver friendly and friendly and helpful. But most important of all of all the food was yummy. Without any doubt the best steak sandwich I had in Ireland. The rest of my company...was also very happy with what they got. Don't doubt, if you're in Birr come and eat here.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 21 May 2022 via mobile

Kelly's achieves what every Irish Bar in America (and everywhere else in the world!) strives for. The ambience is warm, old, and cozy; the company is delightful; the food is prepared simply with excellent local produce; the drinks keep flowing; and John is there to...make you feel like he was expecting you before you walked in. Find your way to Kelly's and make your Irish holiday perfect!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 21 April 2022

Myself,my partner and our three girls ate here today,when i explained that my youngest daughter had issues with her lungs an outdoor closed off space was made available to us.ALL the staff complied with our request for social distancing and made us feel extremely comfortable.the...food was excellent,i cannot speak highly enough of the staff and our experienceMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 17 April 2022

Went to Kelly's because of the great food reviews it gets ,we walked in at 6:45 asked for table for 2 for food we were told we could sit wherever we liked and would we like a drink which would be brought too our table...we ordered drinks sat down and waited for menus our drinks were given too us and we were asked would we like to pay for them when we said we wud pay for drinks with food bill we were told food was finished since 6:30 .Can not understand why we were not told this when we distinctly asked for food when we walked in very misleading very disappointingMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 5 January 2022

Staff were very nice and the pasta was excellent, would travel from Dublin for that alone.. 5star!!!

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 6 November 2021

Called into Kelly's for tea time drinks and food. Very friendly atmosphere, Catherine behind bar was extremely pleasant and sorted our seats near the fire. The food was really tasty and "hit the spot" well worth a visit.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 29 September 2021

Party of Four, had dinner this evening 29/09/2021. From the Steak Sandwich to the Vol au Vents to the Burger to the Fish it was outstanding. Best fish she ever had was all we kept hearing!! Our wonderful server Caitriona is a credit to the...business, very friendly and chatty and anything we asked for was no problem. And don’t get me started on the deserts, one word to describe them “divine” Definitely will be returning there, a hidden gem in BirrMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 31 August 2021

Stopped by on spec late Tuesday evening..just ordered barfood ..full menu available even at that late hour ..it was the meal of our holiday.lovely service and beautiful food .will be back and will spread the word.thank you for a lovely evening

Date of visit: August 2021
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5