We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

Travellers' Choice2022
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

CUISINES
Irish, Bar, European, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
View all details
meals, features
Reviews (217)
We perform checks on reviews
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
Filter reviews
211 results
Traveller rating
149
43
10
5
4
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
Traveller rating
149
43
10
5
4
Show reviews that mention
All reviews steak fish chips duck salad pub restaurant great pub superb food ate here staff were so friendly family meal second to none top class rita ireland specials grub shannon
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 5 October 2022 via mobile

A regular visitor to The Whiskey Still. Entertained many business guests there as well as family visits . Tonight was business ! Pork belly , Chicken and a custom vegetarian dish , consistently great and service always with a smile and nothing too much trouble.... Throughly recommend 👍🏻👍🏻🥂More

Date of visit: October 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 29 August 2022

We were staying locally with family and had two fabulous meals here. The execution was faultless from start to finish, service to boot. The quality is fantastic and portions generous. The duck was cooked to perfection and the steaks juicy with delicious accompaniments. Excellent all...round, we will return.More

Date of visit: August 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 19 July 2022

Had a wonderful meal here on Sunday night, expertly looked after by Rachel. All staff were friendly helpful and efficient and the food was wonderful. Bravo !

Date of visit: July 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 18 July 2022

what a great pub with top class food, we keep coming back to the Whiskey Still. Rita is a super host, and always ready for a chat...we WILL be back

Date of visit: July 2022
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 2 June 2022 via mobile

A regular at the Whiskey Still when in Ireland. Have reviewed before and always consistent but had to mention again purely due to one of the specials that I had … Giant Irish Scallops, spectacular!! Great service as usually .

Date of visit: June 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 30 March 2022 via mobile

First visit back since the relax of the Covid rules . A new menu for the season and great specials board . All my guests were from Germany & the UK and loved the whole Irish experience. Duck went down a storm as usual as...did the steak and my guests have now had a real Guinness !More

Date of visit: March 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 5 October 2021

We went for a family meal. The menu was varied and there were a number of specials available. I had Joe's Scotch Egg as a starter, which was a meal in itself and delicious! The staff are friendly, attentive and efficient. The wine choice is...small but what is available is very good and reasonably priced.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 22 August 2021

Had dinner in the whiskey still with my husband & daughters . We all chose different dishes & each one excellent. We were seated outside in the garden & as the evening got a little cooler Rita arrived out with her own jacket for me...& blankets for the girls . What a nice touch I thought ! Service & value excellent. Would highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 15 August 2021 via mobile

The whiskey still is an old reliable when it comes to food, drink and service. Joe and Rita run a fabulous business- it’s a credit to them and their family. Without a doubt some of the most personable and welcoming hosts I’ve come across. Rita...even went to the effort on one occasion of writing down the recipe of a dressing used on salad for my dad- an unnecessary but very welcome personal touch. The food never disappoints; neither does the drink. The friendly staff and the pleasant view are a bonus. An all round great experience every visit to the Whiskey Still. 10/10.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 10 August 2021 via mobile

A group of 6 of us came here for a birthday meal on Saturday, the food and service was absolutely second to none. We were seated immediately and offered drinks, the drinks arrived within minutes. The staff were so friendly and efficient. The food was...Devine, from presentation to taste it couldn’t be faulted but any of Us and the portion sizes were very generous. We didn’t opt for a desert but the staff had overheard it was a birthday and brought out a desert with candles in it on their own accord. What a fabulous and personal touch. I would definitely recommend!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Helpful?3  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 8 August 2021

Spent a week in Dromineer and ate here four times. Food very good. Service was excellent and staff very friendly and accommodating. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: August 2021
Helpful?2  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 7 August 2021

We have been to The Whiskey Still in Dromineer on many occasions, for both lunch and dinner. The quality of food is consistently very good and portion sizes generous. The menu is what you would expect in a pub restaurant, they offer standard popular dishes,...I would especially recommend their fish & chips or steak (which is good value). Specials are also available daily. Their chips are amazing. Desserts are a highlight, in particular the toblerone cheesecake. The guinness is good and atmosphere is friendly and casual. It is located in a small village overlooking the lake which is a lovely setting. It is a family run business that employs local young people as waiting staff. My experience of service has always been good. I get that it will, in these covid times, be somewhat slower, due to covering outdoor seating, the difficulty in managing covid restrictions and unpredictable demand / weather. We recently returned from a family holiday in Kerry, where we ate out most nights and found the same situation with waiting times. I didn't find fish & chips as good anywhere. I would highly recommend The Whiskey Still. I have never come away either disappointed or still hungry.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Helpful?5  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 29 July 2021

We had booked a table here but were unable to attend due to a child being very unwell. While we should have called to cancel this booking, this slipped our mind due to the circumstances and we received a very aggressive call from Rita at...the whiskey still letting us know that “it was unacceptable & we should know better”. Rita then hung up the phone. We called back to try and explain the situation in better detail to Rita and apologise. She was very aggressive again, did not attempt to understand and again hung up the phone. We were so shocked to be spoken to in this manner- it was really inappropriate. In addition, when we had visited the whiskey still the previous day & made the booking we were spoken to in a very rude manner when we asked if any tables were available at that time without a booking. I would not recommend this bar/ restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 17 July 2021

Steak was lovely. Partner ordered burger but was very average. On the menu chips came with both meals but we were served one portion of chips between us. Chips were very greasy and we asked for them to be changed. Very rude woman (possibly owner)...charged over with a much fresher portion of chips asking was there a problem with the chips and that they only get compliments for them. Clearly chips she gave us were much fresher than other chips. Terrible attitude, really should not be in the service insdustry. Ruined the whole experience for us after hearing good things about the place, will never return.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 3 July 2021 via mobile

Visited end June 2021. Brilliant outdoor dining set up. Food utterly delicious for all 4 in our family, service superb and lovely setting. Will be back

Date of visit: May 2021
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Abbey Court
866 reviews
8.86 km away
Waterfront Hotel
24 reviews
16.68 km away
The Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Centre
1,323 reviews
16.89 km away
Killaloe Hotel & Spa
190 reviews
17.22 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
The Lake Cafe
12 reviews
.16 km away
Larkins Bar and Restaurant
313 reviews
5.08 km away
The Half Barrel
76 reviews
7.06 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Lough Derg Aqua Splash
29 reviews
.17 km away
Lough Derg Water Sports
105 reviews
.23 km away
Garrykennedy Castle and Old Harbour
8 reviews
5.04 km away
The Whiskey Still
20 reviews
.03 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
italy085
1 February 2019|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from AndyEgan | Reviewed this property |
6 miles... worth the drive....
1
Vote
I8598TDneilh
11 October 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from StoneWiegman | Reviewed this property |
I know they offer gluten free but not sure about celiacs. I am sure they would be more than happy to answer your query though.
0
Votes
e l
30 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Ian S | Reviewed this property |
The Chef is very skilled and knowledgeable - with prior notice am sure he will whip us something lovely. But let him know in advance!
1
Vote
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing

THE WHISKEY STILL, Nenagh - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about The Whiskey Still

The Whiskey Still is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5