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The Strand Bar

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Irish, Bar, Pizza, European, Pub
The Strand Bar (est 1913) nestled between mythic Knocknarea and the famous surf beach of Strandhill, has for many generations been the favoured social spot for locals and tourists alike.Just ten minutes drive from Sligo, close to the airport and one of Europe’s most magnificent surfing beaches, this well-known bar has a big welcoming turf fire, cosy snugs and friendly staff.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Irish, Bar, Pizza, European, Pub, Gastropub
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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All reviews pizza seafood platter chowder great atmosphere the pub open fire pint of guinness lovely staff top class strand beach sligo craic ireland sunshine weather specials
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This bar is warm and welcoming as are the staff.The big open fire gives it that homely feeling as is the food, a great variety of dishes and the pizzas are to die for. The entertainment at the weekends is fab that you'll be tapping...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank audreymcg2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful food , big fire, quick service.good place day or night. Wonderful music.:):):) highly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kwe2020
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The open fire and sound of conversation is the first impression as you enter the strand bar. Try the pizza menu if you are visiting in the evening, reasonable price and real pizzas!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 197SeanN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in for lunch midweek and we're seated quickly. Good menu choice and when the food chosen was served it was excellent. Lively attentive young lady waitress. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank PaulPatch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called in for some food and a sligh pint of Guinness . What a wonderful place Strandhill is and the Strand Bar is the cherry in top. The staff made us so welcome and the food was lovely.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here recently with my family.Quirky bar with a nice atmosphere and plenty of memrobillia to see. Service was quick and efficient. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We got the seafood chowder and shared pizzas. Both were delicious!!!! Good value for money with a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CeleryOnion
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch in the strand last weekend during a stay in strandhill. Made welcome the minute we walked in. It was very busy but we were given a table straight away. Lovely waiters and waitresses who go out of their way to welcome you. Food...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank D9278YPjoelC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When in Sligo we invariably end up here for at least one meal. We have yet to be disappointed. The atmosphere is cosy in winter. The food on offer is good and wholesome with generous helpings. The staff are friendly and attentive. What more can...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Cartwell
Reviewed 30 November 2018

After an adventurous mountain climb with work colleagues we popping into the Strand Bar for some light refreshments. From the moment we entered the staff made us so welcome, so we decided to stay and eat. After several drinks and some beautiful food plus excellent...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Harrib2112
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

Great food, great staff, lovely atmosphere. Whether you come for lunch or dinner or a late pizza with some good music by the fire, the Strand is the best place to eat and relax in Strandhill.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank JannieSherlock
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Response from Ros1943 | Reviewed this property |
Yes plenty of local taxi services
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