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The Anvil Bar Restaurant

€€ - €€€Irish, ,
Main Street | Castlemaine, Boolteens, Ireland
+353 66 976 7137
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“roast lamb” (5 reviews)
“ham” (3 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Main Street | Castlemaine, Boolteens, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at an Airbnb nearby and this was kind of our only option for dinner. Wasn’t really looking forward to it but the food was way better than I expected and our server was a very sweet young lady. Felt very comfortable while feeling...More

Thank Growl G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying litterally round the corner. My partner chose the lamb and I chose the ham. Both served with vegetables and mash. Faultless. In fact absolutely delicious. Wonderful service as well and one of the best dingle g & it's I've tasted so far. The place...More

Thank suwilly666
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

We dined here twice during our visit. The owners are lovely people. The food was really good traditional Irish fare. I loved the fish sandwich! They use local haddock, and it was fresh and delicious. They had a special roast lamb dish that my husband...More

Thank zynfin
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Chef needed retraining or a short stint outside Ireland. Clean happy place, reasonable service. Food was gluggy and had little flavour. Prices were ok, but no value. Only if desperate.

1  Thank SydnTooli
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Liz, the owner, runs a great local pub/restaurant/B&B. We had two large dinners there (15+ ppl) and everyone was wowed by the experiences. Then ate there again with my in-laws, and the food and service were top notch.

Thank Robnyc1847
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

We stayed there over nite and couldn't be happier! Warm welcome, friendly staff all around, delish huge dinner - roast turkey and ham was like from mum, clean room and the amazing breakfast at the morning - especially black and white pudding you have to...More

Thank Pavla S
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Been here twice in the last week and the food is just fabulous. My favourite dish is the the creamy garlic mushrooms, just delicious. The fish and chips are the best I've had yet. Portions are great and the staff are really friendly. Will definitely...More

Thank Jane C
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

We were coming through on our way to Killarney stumbled upon this lovely looking restaurant. It's lovely inside but the food is a whole different story. I ordered a sandwich which is normally 2 slices of bread with meat inside. Unfortunatly what I got was...More

Thank Emily C
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We stayed in the accommodation for 2 nights. The owners were lovely and went the extra mile to make sure that we enjoyed our stay. The rooms are not hotel rooms but are very comfortable. The place was nice and clean and the food was...More

Thank Wilfiej10
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

My husband, daughter and I had so much fun staying at the Anvil. The accommodations were comfortable and clean. We stayed in a large room (Horseshoe) above the bar and restaurant. The full Irish breakfasts each morning we’re amazing! Liz and Steven, the Innkeepers, made...More

Thank DanF2482
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
09:30 - 20:00
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Castlemaine, Boolteens, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Boolteens
  • Phone Number: +353 66 976 7137
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