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“Fabulous friendly pub” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cronin's Sheebeen

Cronin's Sheebeen
Ranked #12 of 88 Restaurants in Westport
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Strokestown, Ireland
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53 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Fabulous friendly pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Great little pub for delicious pub grub and friendly atmosphere. The coffee is great and the owner is a great host.

Visited January 2017
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English first
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6 reviews
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“If you're in the West of Irleand don't miss the Sheebeen in Westport!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

If you're exploring the west of Ireland, do yourself a favour and stop by the Sheebeen for a pint. Or better still, a lovely meal on Friday, Saturday or Sunday (more days in summer). The character of the pub, the cosy and friendly atmosphere, the service and quality of the food is terrific. I love it. And the view and walks nearby are glorious.

  • Visited January 2017
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Donard, Ireland
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

An absolute gem of a place! I had a really bad experience with another establishment nearer Westport town today with a meal of mussels, this superb little gastropub restored my faith in Westport, delicious fish and chips and gorgeous cooked to order succulent mussels made my partners birthday lunch very special. Thank you Cronin`s, we will be back!!

  • Visited January 2017
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Dublin, Ireland
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464 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
“Maybe this is the Wrong Time of Year to come here ?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We had read and heard quite good things about this venue, and so, in early January, as we wanted to share an enjoyable evening with "Old Friends", we thought this would surely be a good place to go for Dinner as a Foursome - maybe it was just the wrong time of year, or we picked the wrong night, but, while, as ever, we greatly enjoyed the company of our Friends, we would certainly not say the same about our experience here.

"Cronin's Sheebeen" is well-located on the road that leads from Westport's Quay area out to the road further West, towards Louisburgh, and on from there. From the outside these are attractive premises, but parking is certainly a big problem. The Bar area, immediately inside the door has a bit of character, so, if you're lucky, you might well get to enjoy a Drink and/or Food in one of the alcoves.

So, our experience, having booked ahead ?. We were lucky (presumably because it was a "Quiet Night") to get a parking-space, close to the Entrance Door, but it was hard to find someone "on duty" to whom we might say "we're here" - we eventually did.

Pretty quickly we learned there were no Eating Tables available in the (front) Bar area, and were brought to what was called "The Back Room" : Oh, what a dreary, depressing area - "Barn" like, with very basic, dark furniture, it would be extremely hard to find a redeeming feature for this Room.

On to Dinner : the offering was 6 "Starters" + 6 "Mains" as well as a number of "Specials". Our little group of 4 went with Sea-Food Chowder, Goat's Cheese & a Pigeon & Parma Ham Salad for "Starters" - of these, the Chowder was deemed "OK", with the Goat's Cheese & Salad dishes considered a bit better..

For "Mains", two of our group had the "Special" Monkfish (again deemed "OK"), I had the "Clare Island Organic Salmon" (an over-cooked tasteless lump), while my "Better Half" M, had great difficulty figuring how her delivered "Thai Curry" in any way resembled what it was meant to be.

From the very limited, (and unimaginative) Wine-List, we selected what, again, was a quite OK "Albarino".

We declined Desserts - the descriptions seemed quite interesting, but so did what was said about earlier Courses.

"Service" throughout appeared to be well-intentioned, but with very limited in skills - at a very basic level, we had difficulty getting Knives & Forks for our 2 Courses, or Spoons for the Vegetable Dishes.

So, overall, this was not quite a "Happy Experience" at "Cronin's Sheebeen", but we allow for the fact that things might be better at a different time of year.

Visited January 2017
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Cheshire, UK
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Nice pub in great location ”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This pub is situated in the most beautiful bay just outside Westport and is a lively traditional pub. We had dinner there, the food is good pub food but nothing extraordinary. I would recommend a visit to this friendly pub if you are in the area

Visited December 2016
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