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Irish, Bar, European, Contemporary, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came to Inis Oírr/Inisheer on a day trip from Galway with Lally Tours, and as soon as we docked we were brought up the hill here. A great choice, as the food came out quickly and the service was friendly. It's not a cosy...pub, but I had one of the tastiest seafood chowders ever, and I recommend it highly.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a cup of tea before our horse and cart ride round the island. We were lucky to get a seat outside both then and later when we returned for something more substantial. Views are fantastic and there was a little boy...playing traditional music. The chowder was less fresh than others we had tried and seemed to contain bits of processed crabsticks. The bread that came with it was nice. I believe the pub offers B&B as well.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 August 2022 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch during a very rainy day on the island. Management was welcoming and the food was vey good. As was the Irish coffee. As I said it was raining, so we decided to just sit around to keep dry. Although there were...many visitors to the island, we were never pressed to order more food or drink, nor to leave. Arrived about 12:30 and stayed several hours until it was time to take the boat back. Thank you management.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 22 July 2022 via mobile

The food was quite sad and in addition to that it took 50 minutes for it to be served. But in general just not good enough food. We were happier with the options down in the harbour.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 13 June 2022

Excellent food, service, and a relaxed atmosphere. Welcoming and catering to large groups. Would recommend.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 14 May 2022

Droch bhéasach. No i say. Fear a' tí gan tuiscint aige ar conas tábhairne a rith. Fan glan amach as an áit seo agus imigh go dtí an óstán.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 18 August 2019 via mobile

Nice food for dinner. Substantial portions. Nice wine too. I would say that it's not the cosiest pub however it was quite cold and seats were not comfy. It didn't give a traditional Irish pub feeling for me.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 24 July 2019 via mobile

I ate here while on a tour with Lally’s Tours. I had a bowl of seafood chowder, which came with brown bread and butter. I also had a tuna melt sandwich which was served open faced with a little salad. Both were really tasty and...I was stuffed. If I’ ever back in the island I’d eat here again.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 13 July 2019 via mobile

Very popular bar which offers meals and one of the few places to get food in the evening. Great atmosphere. Reasonable pub grub. Gets lively so not a place for a romantic meal.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 17 May 2019 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch in this quiet pub a short walk from the harbor. We were greeted warmly by very friendly staff. The seafood chowder was very flavorful and full of fish and fresh veggies. The goat cheese salad was also quite good.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Great place for a drink, very welcoming. Live music most nights during the summer. The benches out front give an amazing view of the Harbour. The drinks are good and the price is cheap for such a tourist destination.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

We had almost lost hope to find a decent meal for dinner when we came to Tigh Ruairi. Fresh food, nicely presented and very friendly staff in a local atmosphere, it’s the perfect place on the island. Both meat and fish lovers will be happy,...leave some room for the home made deserts.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

Stopped here for breakfast/lunch recently while on a trip to the Island. We were lucky enough to arrive while it was still quiet and we had our choice of seating outside. We had some light lunch which hit the spot and some cold drinks. We...were able to relax then and take in the views from its higher up location. As the place got busier, we felt that we were not being hushed from our seats, which allowed us to chill out and enjoy the day that was in it.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Stopped here while visiting the island for the day. This place had a beautiful view from the picnic tables outside, but unfortunately, they were all taken and we had to sit inside. There was a nice selection for lunch...we had chowder, a beet and goat...cheese salad, and a chicken caesar wrap. Everything was good...not the best we had while in Ireland, but far from the worst. Service was fairly quick once we figured out how to order. You go to the counter to order and pay and they bring the food to you.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

We visited Inis Oirr last week and had lunch in Tigh Ruairi. The food was overpriced and very disappointing. I ordered "Fresh local mackerel" which cost 12 EUR and turned out to be a small dry and shrivelled piece of fish with a spoonful of...salad. The staff were unfriendly and gave me the wrong change and refused to correct the mistake when I pointed this out. I ended up paying 20 EUR for 2 cups of coffee. Avoid this place if possible as it will leave bad memories of the island.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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