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Gus O’Connor’s Pub

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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US$6 - US$27
Bar, European
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food and service were excellent, but we left immediately after eating as we felt so uncomfortable with the lack of masks. Several bar staff in particular were not wearing masks - both when behind the bar and when walking around the pub. As a result...several customers were also walking around without masks or any social distancing.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Based on all of the five-star reviews of this Pub, I feel peer pressured to also give a five-star review. During a cold and windy November afternoon, we drove to the piers to see and feel the fury of the Atlantic Ocean. The wind was...strong enough to be able to lean into it, and the spray from the waves gave a nice shower every time the wind whipped you with the small beads of water. Many photos later, frozen to the core, we drove up, and stopped at the first pub, with happened to be Gus O'Connor's. We walked in right as the coal fireplace was being stoked, and were thankfully seated right next to it. As we warmed up, we started to look around, and were impressed by all of the US police/fire patches, the woodwork, the fireplace itself, the conversations between the locals and staff, and the overall atmosphere. It certainly felt like the most Irish pub I've ever been to. I order a beef with potatoes, and while not bad, for a fine restaurant, it would have been a very low rating. However, I reason that this is not the place one goes for a fine meal. I would very much come back here, have a few drinks, sit by the glowing coals, and enjoy their delicious seafood chowder.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fabulous few hours sitting in this pub/restaurant... Soaking in the atmosphere and the vino! People watching and chatting. The food is classic pub grub .. Nothing amazing .. It's the atmosphere that wins the day in this pub and the staff are fabulous...and very attentiveMore

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

AMAZING FOOD GREAT STAFF...The texture and flavours are from a 5 star hotel or a top restaurant, to experience this quality in an Irish pub was a real treat.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Returned here 2 nights as staying nearby and weather was not conducive to walking to other side of village, otherwise we would not have gone here. There are two lovely barmen (One huge man and another middle aged one that are as I remember O...Connors in the past.. professional and fun and on Wednesday night a dark haired foreign lady served us food and she was excellent...but the room we dined in so bright we couldn't wait to move out after dessert) The rest of the staff as my title says are hit and miss. The bespectacled small sergeant major is still creating a bad atmosphere and some of the younger ones need to learn we don't need to hear about their personal lives. The food is fine, good menu and there was good music both nights and because of its reputation for tourists and proximity to Doolin Pier it is busy with a good atmosphere. Covid precautions are in place and toilets were clean. It just leaves me disappointed, it has lost its charm that was so unique to this iconic place. If management are listening start with staff training send to McGanns up the road where the warmth met us as we entered through the door and we could have stayed all night.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having booked this restaurant based on hearing so much about it on social media I must say it was what I was looking forward to most during my long weekend trip to doolin. I was bitterly disappointed to say the least. Food was terrible. I...ordered a steak sandwhich which was stone cold, I called the waitress and she took it away and returned it to me - she on fairness couldn’t have been more helpful. My “new” hot steak sandwhich was a new bun with the original steak, mushrooms and onions after been heated on the microwave and were all soggy. I did not eat my mains, I brought this to the attention of another waitress and her attitude was ok thanks for telling me. We travelled with family - kids meals were good and the special was red Thai curry which was only fair, very little veg. It was quite busy there but they seemed to have loads of staff. I don’t know do they just struggle trying to do both food and drinks together or what but definitely I would definitely not be recommending to eat hereMore

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 18 October 2021

No trip to Doolin is complete without a visit to O'Connor's Pub! Great food, craic and music. What more could a person want?

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 13 October 2021

There for lunch, the food was ok at best, the service was only average. I don’t want to be seated for lunch, listening to staff talking about their personal life. The biggest downfall was their covid policy’s, or lack of them.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 12 October 2021 via mobile

Omg, great food. 100 % recommended. Mussels, pan-fried Doolin crab claws is a musttttttt, grilled Goat’s cheese tartle 🤪, and lamb shank 🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 12 October 2021 via mobile

Best live music! Crowded bar but the music was fantastic. Locals singing along & real good vibe. We didn’t eat here but the food looked good.

Date of visit: October 2021
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8 March 2020|
Response from gusoconnorspub | Property representative |
Hi there! Thanks for getting in touch! No need to book, come on in and we’ll look after you! We only take bookings for groups over 15 people. Looking forward to welcoming you to Doolin! Kind regards, Management
Luciana O
4 July 2018|
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Response from gusoconnorspub | Property representative |
Dear Luciana, There are a good few parking spaces along the road beside the pub (about 100 spaces). It can get busy depending on the time of year/time of day (typically busy during the day when people are out walking, but... More
2 May 2017|
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Response from PatrickTSexton | Property representative |
hi. no we don't do accommodation. if you email O Connors Pub , i can recommend a few places. thanks
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Yes, Gus O’Connor’s Pub is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Gus O’Connor’s Pub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5