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“Quick dinner before the ferry”
Review of Joe Watty's Bar

Joe Watty's Bar
Ranked #2 of 5 Restaurants in Inishmore
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Joe Watty’s Bar is a welcoming local bar with good food, music & craic. The bar is well placed in Kilronan Village, at the cross-roads to Dún Aengus and the Seal Colony. When you drink at Joe Watty’s, you drink with the locals. We offer you a ‘Ceád Milé Failté’ to Joe Watty’s, one of the Islands Oldest and most Traditional Pubs, where you may relax and unwind in front of a warm open fire with a pint of Guinness or Irish Coffee. Located at the cross-roads that lead to Dún Aengus Fort and the Seal Colony, and only 300 metres from the Pier.You may wish to sample our ‘Traditional Island Bar Food’ of locally caught Lobster, Crab, Mussels, Fresh Fish, a variety of Meat & Vegetarian Dishes and Homemade Desserts.Watty’s Is Famous For Its Live Music Sessions.Live Music Nightly: May - September And At Week-Ends All Year.Bar Food Daily 12.30 – 21.00hrs.So for the best of Craic, Food & Drinks its got to be Watty’s.
Reviewed 18 September 2020 via mobile

Just got in before lunch service stopped at 3.45. Good selection. Fish and chips were delcious-homemade tartare sauce was amazing. Service was excellent, lovely pint of Guinness, excellent covid protocols.

Date of visit: September 2020
4  Thank EllenMonica
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Reviewed 15 September 2020

Went as a group of friends and two children on our second evening to be told to wait an hour and not guaranteed to get a table, doesn’t take bookings but had 2/3 groups returning for a table. Thank god the lady in the spar shop let us in to get food as we had no where to go for dinner, we felt it was the children to be honest that she didn’t want in there. Save yourself the trip and go to the hotel for fabulous food and very nice staff.

Date of visit: September 2020
2  Thank Gill_Doheny
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pjf186, Owner at Joe Watty's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2020

Gill A Chara.
If you were told you would have to wait an hour it was only because we were full and we were being honest with you, people who get seated get 1 hour and 45 minutes for Food / Drinks that is what the law states and what we apply at these strange times
Being full is something we don's feel sorry about, feels good actually.
I sense by your review that queuing did not suit you and to say that we are Not Child Friendly is way out of line, with no basis in fact.
Le meas.
Joe Watty's.

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Reviewed 15 September 2020 via mobile

Great food, great service and friendly staff, all guidelines adhered to as well. Had to queue for a short time to get a seat but the customer service was brilliant

Date of visit: September 2020
3  Thank nathanmurray121
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Reviewed 10 September 2020 via mobile

We ate here on 2 occasions. For dinner one evening, we had the lobster and fish of the day (hake). Both were exceptional dishes! Very well cooked with great service.
We had lunch another day- seafood chowder. It was nice but a little watery and not much fish in it. Nonetheless, it’s a lovely pub, great service, very friendly staff.

Date of visit: September 2020
2  Thank SharonOFla
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Reviewed 9 September 2020 via mobile

Excellent food in a lovely pub setting. We had the steaks, highly recommended.

Friendly and very attentive staff. Walk ins only so best to go early to avoid queues. Will definitely be back when we return to the island.

Date of visit: September 2020
3  Thank Mrs_Pud1
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