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Paddy Coynes Pub is a beautiful traditional pub set in Tullycross, on Renvyle Peninsula, Connemara. The pub is perfect for anyone looking for a good pint. Whether you fancy a quiet pint in St. Anns (the snug) or a bowl of fresh mussels by the fire, you will always be greeted with a warm welcome. The pub is like a mini museum, where you notice a different artefact on every visit, that always bring up new topics of conversation. We are renowned for our great food & we pride ourselves on serving as much locally sourced produces as we can and even have our own vegetable and herb garden. Never ones to stand still for too long, we run many unique and different events throughout the year - bands, mystery
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub
FEATURES
Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 2 October 2022 via mobile

Walked about four miles to reach this pub and it was worth the effort. Sunday, early evening, and it was full ! Great atmosphere with men, ladies and children present. Be warned though - first thing I was asked when entering was “do you sing?”!!!...Bar lady and owner were both so welcoming and friendly. Got a taxi back (sourced by the bar lady) but would definitely do the four mile walk again as it was so worth it.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 18 September 2022

What more could you want from a pub? A warm and welcoming atmosphere, the perfect way to end a long day walking in clear sea air along the Renvyle Peninsula. Fine selection of wines, whisky and beer. We particularly enjoyed the Bushmills and smooth Guinness...poured to perfection. Connemara lamb, fresh duck and local sirloin steak grilled by a top class chef. Impressed by the tiramisu for dessert, which was prepared in the authentic Italian manner. Thank you to the owner and our waitress Louisa who were very welcoming and efficient on both visits. Highly recommended to anyone passing nearby.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 17 September 2022

Just been into paddy coynes and to say it was fabulous is an understatement. Just in another world, couldn’t recommend it enough. Amazing food and wonderful staff. Will definitely be back. “First daters “ 😜

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 16 September 2022

This was our favorite restaurant on our entire trip because the owner was so gracious and warm. We had no reservations on a Saturday night, having just gotten into town, and he opened up a back area where there was to be a private party...later on so that we could have a place to eat. He then chatted with us and made sure we had everything we needed. The following night we made reservations and he again provided us with charming commentary. The food was awesome, all fresh fish which is what we were looking for. Turns out they only serve meals during the summer months as the chef has to return to Dublin during the school year where he teaches at the culinary school.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 4 September 2022 via mobile

Went with a friend to the early sitting as it was booked out for later. Atmosphere & staff warm & welcoming and the food was delicious. Will definitely go back next time I'm in the area. Highly recommend Coynes

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 30 August 2022 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful food served here. I had the tuna sashimi to start and it was bliss. Michelin star standard! We ate with our three boys who were accommodated really well. The owner came over to chat to us and when he asked if we were...from England he said “the pubs in England are known for being characterful and the pubs in Ireland are known for being full of characters so I wanted to make a characterful pub”, hit the nail on the head!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 14 August 2022 via mobile

Booked a table last night. What a surprise! The food was exceptional, top restaurant standard! I had seen the awards on the way in and it lived up to every one of them. Superb.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 25 July 2022 via mobile

Good people but especially good food. Not to many choices but a very good quality. You can go from fish to meat and not to be disappointed. A place to stop near the cannemara camper & camping Park another place to stop

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 24 July 2022

This place is a gem. No pub like it as far as I am concerned. St Anne’s the small part to the left when you walk in the door is pure class, get a high stool at the bar and sit with your back to...a little brass plated sign called the bullsXXX corner. The staff are as good as you’ll get anywhere in the world. I was in renvyle for two weeks and visited here at least 10 times in that period. When you are in tullycross it draws you in. The Guinness is creamy not too cold not too hot just right the way it should be. The owner Gerard is a character and a great guy with it. Colin his nephew is another person I have to Mention. Makes you feel like you belong and serves a perfect pint. Karen also deserves a shout . Lovely girl and makes a terrific brown bread to go with the sea food chowder. Food is top notch also and price is fair for what you are getting. Food in this pub is as good as you will get anywhere in Connemara and has a great variety. Chef is Jack Duffy captain of the kitchen and boy does this guy know how to do it. We had a variety of meals from duck to steak to fish all as good as each other and each night better than the previous which we didn’t think was possible. Anyone who heads to Connemara must call in here. Just check to see what month food stops as I Think it’s not all year round. Anyway the Guinness is food in itself. I am back in Dublin now and can’t wait for my next visit to Paddy Coynes. Best pub in Ireland as far as I’m concerned and locals are a great bunch of people who will stop And chat and make you feel very welcome.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 14 July 2022 via mobile

Spent 10 days in Tully Cross with my partner and our 2 daughters. Paddy Coynes is a fabulous spot for a drink and/or food. Delicious fresh fish dishes, very friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere. I'd recommend booking to secure an early evening table.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 30 June 2022

We recently had a few meals in Paddy Coynes. Excellent food, lovely staff and a brilliant atmosphere. It was great to catch up on times gone by. I first came to Tullycross in 1966 and Paddy Coynes was a legend then. Thank you. Katherine

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 19 June 2022 via mobile

Wonderful experience in this unique bar. The food was superb the atmosphere relaxed and the staff were all so friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The bar itself is full of history and character and the owner warm and welcoming. Back to the food...we all...choose seafood and the meals were beautifully presented, delicate and well balanced and portions were decent. Highly recommend.👏More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 19 June 2022

We stopped here on our Backroads bike tour for a whiskey tasting and dinner, the owner welcomed us with great stories about the history of the pub and then I enjoyed a great seafood chowder while a friend had the biggest bowl of mussels I’ve...ever seen, all harvested earlier that day.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 18 June 2022 via mobile

No reservations on a Saturday night but the owner kindly seated us in the boathouse. Good food and the Eton Mess for dessert was scrumptious.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 30 May 2022

Amazing fresh seafood in Connemara! We ate dinner here several times during our stay in Tully Cross. Everything we had was devious especially the seafood. I’m severely allergic to seafood and they took such great care of me! Their staff is WONDERFUL!!!! They take such...amazing care of you and treat you just like their own family! While we were there we chatted with the Chef and the owners who were delightful and made you feel right at home! We went in during the late afternoon and Colin taught us how to pour the perfect pint! Such an amazing experience! If you don’t eat here while you are in Connemara then your trip just isn’t complete! You won’t be disappointed book there today!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Tony Conneely is the head chefs name, an absolute gentleman
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