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Irish, Bar, Pub
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Reviewed 28 October 2020

Stopped here for a pint to relax after work one night. Was a dart night, few about. First time I was ever in the place, so knew no one, and just kept my head down, as the kid, bar man hadn't much to say for...himself. Was checking messenger on my phone, when some drunk guy loudly shouted down from the far side of the bar counter, are you filming me, I didn't hear him properly first and though he was shouting at someone else, but he shouted a second time, I was very much startled. My phone wasn't even facing this guy, and I wanted no trouble, but the young nervous bar man asked me are you filming him. I quickly showed the bar man that I was in messenger, and also showed him my phone which was totally cracked and couldn't even take a picture never mind film some drunk guy in a bar. Young bar boy just said okay, didn't even apologize, as if it was no big deal. But to me it was, I was accused of something in a strange bar where I knew no one and I felt mildly intimidated. I left once I finished my pint and never came back. Found a much friendlier bar up the road where staff and customers had a welcome for strangers, and made it my own. Not a big drinker but wouldn't even arrange to meet anyone here again after this experience. Maybe it was just nerves on the part of the young bar man, but the situation wasn't handled professionally or cordially at all.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 10 August 2020 via mobile

Stopped in for some lunch on the way home from a break in Donegal. Was surprised that only one elderly member of staff was on her own rushed off her feet trying to wait the whole dining room and bar and take calls by herself....But don’t worry she had it covered. She was amazing. I just felt sorry for her. She definitely needed help. But what an amazing women. She made us more than welcome and got us in and out as good as a team of staff would have. The food here was good. Typical bar food and good portion sizes.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 4 August 2020

My partner and I came here looking a relaxing night away and when we got here it seemed fine. However as soon as we got to the room it started to go down hill. I had a shower and the water had a foul smell...and didn’t go hot not even lukewarm then there was no amenities in the room such as a hairdryer or phone, just a kettle. We had booked dinner in the restaurant for 7 but when we got there we where told it was fully booked, we spoke with the staff and explained and then we stood at the front for 10 minutes whilst they served other tables. Eventually they seated us in what felt and smelt like a function room (that was basically empty apart from two other tables, so I’m not sure how ‘full’ they where) we then waited 40 minutes to get attention from the wait staff to order drinks and our main. The food and drinks then did arrive relatively promptly but my steak sandwich was burnt to a crisp and my partners side order came out wrong yet we were charged for the side that he ordered which was the most expensive one. Was just over €40 for something overcooked, a wrong side and two drinks. Only plus is that the beds are incredibly comfortable. Don’t be blindsided by the locals reviews.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 13 July 2020

Just had dinner here tonight again after not being able to visit it during covid 19 restrictions. It was worth the wait lovely welcome by staff food was as usual fantastic all staff where great and excellent value also. See you soon again

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 27 December 2019

Welcoming and helpful staff with excellent lunch menu. Wanted and got a reasonably quickmeal to get on the road again.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 22 December 2019

We have passed this place for years but never stopped until recently which we regret now. We have been 4 times now and each time it's been great. It's warm welcoming cosy great staff great food great value overall can't fault it at all.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 16 November 2019

Stopped here for lunch on our way home from the National Park at Glenveagh. The staff were very obliging and the food was really good, hot and tasty. Lovely warm fire and a cosy little Bar to eat in, perfect.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 10 August 2019 via mobile

A very special night was had in the Lagoon with my extended family for our special celebration. The table setup, the staff and the food was excellent. Efficient and very friendly service all evening. A huge thank you from all of us for making the...evening so special. I would highly recommend this location for events.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 4 August 2019

The staff are always very helpful, kind and friendly. The food is always delicious and is very adorable. Whether you are having a party or a meal the lagon is a place I would highly recommend. I have a peanut allergy and the staff are...always very attentive to my particular needs.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 3 June 2019

My husband and I were talking about our favorite part of our trip to Donegal with our 3 year and 1 year old and we said this was at the top of the list! The ambiance was so nice and welcoming. The food and drinks...were great and the staff was so nice. Plus, it was close to our Bridgeburn House B&B after a long day of traveling!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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  • The Lagoon Restaurant & Guesthouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 3.5