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Gibbons' Pillar House Bar & Restaurant

€€ - €€€Irish, , European
Society Street, Ballinasloe, Ireland
+353 90 964 3939
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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09:00 - 21:00All hours
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Society Street, Ballinasloe, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was here twice last week while visiting family in town. The food and service was exceptional on both occasions. And great value! Try the stuffed chicken, lamb shank or catch of the day, I tried a bit of everyone's food and everything was spot...More

Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sent there by a local, and backed with great TA reviews we sought this place out. The food did not disappoint and neither did the service. Our server was a lovely redhead with a dry wit and gorgeous smile. We both had the braised lamb...More

Thank AliceMA007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was amazing, the staff (Billy) made us feel like family and the restaurant was like eating on a movie set. It was such a great experience and exactly the kind of experience I was hoping for on my trip. Billy said he was...More

Thank Diane R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The friendliness and food was like a welcome home dinner at an old friends. The food we had, lamb, fish, and steak, was excellent and their soup was out of this world at a great price. Great environment to relax and enjoy! Billy took care...More

Thank MikeRS1960
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

The food was excellent. Best meal had in a long time. Place was nice liked the old style. Staff couldn't have been nicer😊

Thank Roxi217
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Even if it looks rather dark when you enter from the street you should do. The service was very nice and the food simply excellent.

Thank Snowy061
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Excellent meal with the wife while visiting the area.Hearty portions at very reasonable prices,The service was very friendly and informative.

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Went to this place for a Saturday night dinner based on recommendation and good reports on TripAdvisor. It was very quiet and few guests in a restaurant. Girl who served was nice and with big smile. Starter was nice, risotto, but for my personal taste...More

Thank BiliMili
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

My friends and I recently visited The Pillar House for an evening meal and afterwards cannot say enough about the place! Food and service were both amazing! Our table was waited by a warm, welcoming, young girl with an edgy unique hairstyle. Her attention to...More

Thank JimHartigan
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

I live not far from Ballinasloe & have eaten regularly in the town but for some reason haven't been in the Pillar House. With a hour to kill today & looking for a change, I logged on Trip Advisor & read the wonderful reviews about...More

1  Thank Niamh E
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8 April 2016|
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Response from Margaret C | Reviewed this property |
There is on street parking, also a car park approx 500 yards away from the building
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Society Street, Ballinasloe, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Ballinasloe
  • Phone Number: +353 90 964 3939
  • E-mail
The Pillar House offers a comfortable atmosphere with first class food and drink served by friendly staffWe pride ourselves on providing delicious homemade wholesome cooking with a range to suit every taste & pocket!There is live entertainment every weekend and our page is updated each week with our upcoming performers.We have a very special Traditional Music Session on a Sunday Evening at 6pm. The session is led by Roscommon men John Wynne on Flute and Frank Kelly on Piano Accordion and are also regularly joined by Patsy Hanley on Flute.As well as a full Bar & Restaurant there are also 15 En-suite Rooms, including family rooms are
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