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Traditional irish pub owned and run by the same family since 1876. Serving home cooked meals daily from march to november 1st. Groups catered for with reservations. Traditional irish music live every night all summer long. Come and join us!!
PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, European, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of many local establishments worth a visit. If you're an Irish Stew person another great variance of an old family recipe. Definitely worth a stop in!!!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in here for a pint and a snack one evening. Tried the wings as they were the first restaurant which did not advertise them as "BBQ". Very pleasantly surprised at how good they were. Alas, no ranch on the side though, only blue cheese....But very tasty none the less. Great service too!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 3 October 2022

A perfect location to stop and enjoy a pint while in the area. Great service and environment, would definitely stop by again if in the area.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 October 2022

We went for a drink and a bite here and the staff were so friendly and welcoming. The Pub had a lively atmosphere but also spaces for you to sit and have a quiet drink. Would highly recommend to anyone passing through. Chicken wings starter...also epic!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 29 September 2022

Great local pub that serves food and has AMAZING traditional Irish Music free of charge! Slight on the edge of town but so worth it. We came after dinner from the nearby Oar House (best restaurant in the area) and loved the music and the...excellent view we had from the bar. Unlike some of these pubs where space is limited, you can actually see the musicians and HEAR the music. All ages were observed singing along to these wonderful old Irish Tunes -- and a guest vocalist or two popped in to do a few songs as well. Beer was good too and no wait to get it. Wish we would've stayed more than one night in Doolin as there is more to see than just those amazing CLIFFS OF MOHER.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 8 September 2022

This pub was recommended to us by a Doolin local! What a spot! Cozy warm atmosphere with the best fish n’ chips I ate while in Ireland, some great choices for bar drink, including local whisky, and wow does their live music rock! Definitely dine...here and stay for a bit of live music if you ever find yourself in Doolin!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 8 September 2022

Typical Irish pub with some very tasty food offerings. The lamb shank special was nicely prepared and attractively plated.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 7 September 2022 via mobile

The staff are a great laugh, the Guinness is really good and the food (Guinness stew and bangers & mash) was top notch. Really enjoyed our evening here. Would definitely return if in Doolin again

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 25 August 2022 via mobile

Charming little spot, food was delicious. Bartender Denis was great. He shared some tips about being in the area. Easy to walk to and plenty of parking if you drive.

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

Ate and drank here a few times when we were on holiday in the Doolin area, great food and location! Would visit again. Easy to cycle to from the village

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 9 August 2022 via mobile

Absolutely spotless. Lovely staff. Food was delicious. Plenty of staff working and nothing was a problem. Cannot fault this pub

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 9 August 2022

Had a lovely family lunch here that was so good we came back for supper. Pints were pretty decent too!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 August 2022 via mobile

We went here as part of our Cliffs of Moher tour with Paddywagon. Food and service was fantastic! The Irish stew was the best I’ve ever had. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 31 July 2022

We ended our day in Coubty Clare around 6:30 and stopped by McDermott's with the goal of having something to eat and then maybe exploring some of the other pubs in Doolin, anticipating music starting around 9:30. McDermott's was so comfortable, the service friendly and...such good conversations with other patrons that we never left. And I am so glad we stayed - the music was outstanding. Best traditional music we heard during our 2 weeks in Ireland. Doolin lived up to its reputation as the place to hear tgraditional music.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 30 July 2022

This was a great experience. We were able to enjoy a wonderful Irish Pub with great service and food! The Pub had live, authentic Irish music the evening we were there. It was a great place to eat, listen to music, and enjoy a pint!...Friendly and helpful staff!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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yarymarie
30 July 2018|
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I believe so. My son is a vegetarian and opted for three appetizers/sides all of which he enjoyed. I do believe there are vegetarian meal options as well.
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yarymarie
30 July 2018|
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They do have vegetarian options every day
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