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best pub in kinsale, by a country mile!

Great hospitality in a charming setting. Friendly and authentic. Not catering to the tourist... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
Galway, Ireland
Real Irish Pub Experience

We checked out the Tap Tavern when we were in Kinsale. We had originally went looking for the pub... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2018
Julie H
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Kinsale, Ireland
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 3 June 2015

If you go to Kinsale,Do not leave without going on the Ghost tour which runs from the Tap tavern in kinsale, A very funny entertaining evening. You wont regret going. Bring the children.

3  Thank Johnw1435
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Went here as it is the meet up spot for the Ghost Tour. I'm glad I was able to see it and hear it's great history. Don't miss seeing the old well in patio area.

1  Thank auvoir
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Reviewed 15 September 2018

Great hospitality in a charming setting. Friendly and authentic. Not catering to the tourist masses. Wish there were more pubs like it. But please keep it to yourself!

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Reviewed 25 July 2018

We checked out the Tap Tavern when we were in Kinsale. We had originally went looking for the pub as we wanted to attend the ghost tour that starts from there later that night. Once we found it, we decided to have a drink before...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 22 April 2018

We went here to take in the Ghost Tour and well that was great the Pub itself was amazing . It feels like you have walked into someones living room and the there is Mary, charming wiity and full of life. The ghost tour is...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

If you want to visit a real Irish pub where locals frequent in Kinsale then Tap Tavern is the place to go. We stopped in on a Wednesday evening and the only other people there were a few locals and Mary, the genteel proprietress. Mary...More

1  Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The pub is small with one bar and an open fire, serving a perfect pint of Guinness, everyone is made to feel welcome by the landlady Mary

Thank Barry W
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

I visited Kinsale for a few days of relaxing in the middle of a business trip. The Tap was just down the street from where we were staying and I instantly fell in love. Cozy interior, roaring fire, no Muzak and spinning double diamond sign....More

Thank JazzSooner
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Fantastic pub in the heart of the town and close by to our accommodation. We really enjoyed having a drink here on a rainy evening in Kinsale with the fire going!

Thank ireland2812
Reviewed 2 July 2017

During our recent stay in Kinsale, Ireland, we enjoyed several evenings in the Tap Tavern. It is a lovely, family-friendly pub with historic and convivial atmosphere and a snug turf fire in the fireplace on chilly evenings. The pub is owned by Mary O'Neil, whom...More

2  Thank billandpammatthys
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This place is small and so popular it's a squeeze to get in, but it's authentic Ireland. Roaring fire, a yester Year cash register, revolving double diamond advert, no music and a lovely 80 yr old proprietress that welcomes everyone personally and thanks you too...More

Thank markc2812
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Mary was behind the bar the day we arrived in Kinsale. We promptly fell in love with her and this charming, historically significant family owned tavern. Our ghost tour started and ended here, and it was a great spot for making connections and gathering information...More

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Donna H
26 September 2018|
Response from Julie H | Reviewed this property |
I do not know the address but it is right near St Multose Church. It is probably a 5-7 min walk from Perryville house. We stayed at the Old Bank and we able to walk. The town is very walkable. The tap is very well known so... More
21 February 2017|
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Response from billandpammatthys | Reviewed this property |
Mary's Bed and Breakfast is called the Seagull House
25 March 2016|
Response from OrvalEnthusiast | Reviewed this property |
There is a charge. I've not taken it, but I believe you walk around the ancient streets of Kinsale at night, hearing scary stories. I would use google for more info.