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The Blackbird Bar

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Bar, Pub, Irish
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Main Street, Ballycotton, Ireland
+353 21 464 7884
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Field kitchen can be found behind the Blackbird bar. We had great fish and chips on picnic tables, ideal Saturday evening fayre for Adults, children and toddlers.

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amherst ma
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

A good place to drink in local color and local brews- friendly crowd made us feel right at home. We didn't eat here but enjoyed our beers and a game on the telly.

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Thank tantrictraveler
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Dropped in here for a drink and a chat. The front room was full because of the live music which was good. We went to sit by the stove in the back room. Quite nice. The pint was good, the toilets were reasonably clean.

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Thank Iceman-Von
Cork, Ireland
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322 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Had a chicken burger. Felt it could def do with a bit more flavour. I didn't particularly like the way it was served (in like a take away container). My friends had the beef burger & fish & chips, they thought it was fine. Prices were cheap so for what you got it was fine.

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Thank LoveTravelVentures
Ennis, Ireland
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a lively pub at night, especially at weekends. Good mix of locals and visitors. Staff are very friendly. Service is very good. Some nights there is organised music but impromptu sessions can occur. Great place to chat to the bar staff especially the owners son. Nice guy.

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Thank Thomas L
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Had a loud but friendly Saturday nite here with very good fish & chips and live music. I think this is the best pub in the village, as they were heaving with people

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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Just finished food here , two wonderful crumbed mussels , battered haddock bottle of pino 45€ OK it is a rough dimond but what a place , leaving with a big smile on my face

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Thank Rascail
Almancil
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I went to this Pub that was advertising food as it had live local music,when I arrived to see that the food is cooked outside in a Fast Food style Van,I ordered the Fish N Chips which for €10.was very good value and tasted good but it comes on a plastic plate with plastic knife and fork,if you ok with... More 

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Thank Alpine2013
County Cork, Ireland
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

I was invited down to the Blackbird for a few drinks on a Saturday night with friends. A great atmosphere and great music. Paul Casey was playing that night and he was very good. We still were able to have a conversation on our side of the bar. Every seat and table was occupied, and there was still a good... More 

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Thank Martin W
Geneva, Switzerland
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We ate here and had a pint early on a bluster Sunday afternoon in late July out the back in the beer garden at the 'Field Kitchen'. It hit the spot, and the fish was very fresh. Bar service and service at the Field Kitchen was friendly. Probably a good place to bring kids to after a walk along the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Irish
Meals
Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Ballycotton, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Ballycotton
  • Phone Number: +353 21 464 7884

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?