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The Old School House Bar and Restaurant

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Church Road, Swords, Ireland
+353 1 840 2846
10:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 00:30
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Old schoolhouse - what can I say? Loads of little 'rooms within a room' - quirky signposts, cabinets full of historic artefacts, barrels, desks...but the highlight is without a doubt the food...don't bother with a starter, you'll need a wheelbarrow to get home! I went on a Thursday night and had the 'steak and ribs' with homemade chunky chips and... More 

Thank Dawn M
Tel Aviv, Israel
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came early with two young children. The staff were really nice and friendly. We had six different dishes and all of them were great. Highly recommended if you are in the area.

Thank Almogim
Carlow, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having used TripAdvisor with the host of our B and B we decided to visit the schoolhouse.the first thing we noticed was the place is a building site at present as they are extending with a ROCK Bar extension. This was somewhat off putting but we decided to enter.The smoking areas are positioned such that you have to breathe carcinogenic... More 

1 Thank Mandyrendal
Kitchener, Canada
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60 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Renovations outside might have detracted us but a recommendation by a friend meant that we went through the construction and enjoyed a great meal. Even though it was very busy, the first person to see us quickly led us to a table in the upstairs restaurant. I had been hoping to enjoy some excellent lamb while visiting Ireland and I... More 

Thank LesandMarilyn
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location and bar. Place to unwind and enjoy the evening. Suggest you stop by for a good time and food.

1 Thank Dano7
St. Paul Alberta, Canada
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous atmosphere and incredible food. Be advised large portions to arrive with an appetite. The evening entertainment was amazing. Definitely a do not miss.

1 Thank KenandMaureen1992
Ashbourne, Ireland
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant and bar in Swords is a great spot to eat (if you can get a seat), like anywhere I suppose it has its busier times but really can be hard to get a table sometimes, testimony to it's good food, nice atmosphere, good prices and friendly staff. Nice spot to eat if or around swords, pub grub, decent... More 

Thank Shamrock330
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have a just spent a 3 day trip to Ireland and thoroughly enjoyed our night at the Old School House which. You can sit inside or out (they have heaters) and wherever you look there are interesting areas to see and be in. Apart from the Guinness and the great food you will see all sorts of unusual things... More 

Thank Bru1
Zurich, Switzerland
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great very busy bar in swords.Has live music weekends and all the sports games on tv.The staff are young and friendly.The food is good pub grub spare ribs chicken etc all cooked well.We went with all the family including kids and they were great.Nice place

Thank davemurphys
Dublin, Ireland
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has an old school pub menu, pies, wraps, burgers, fish and chips. Massive potions. Staff here are excellent and will do anything to help. Great for big groups too.

Thank Emmatrip76

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$40
American, Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Road, Swords, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Swords
  • Phone Number: +353 1 840 2846

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?