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Great Pint!

This place was recommended by the Kinsale Walking Tour Guide - Barry, as well worth a visit just to... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Historic and traditional Irish pub

Love this place! Our walking tour guide suggested we visit this pub and so happy I did. Look for... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Burlington, North Carolina
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

We stumbled upon this place on our walk about to our B&B and since they had outdoor seating and it was a nice night we decided to stop and grab a pint. I was given the most abt directions to a bathroom in my life...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Jig1600
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

This place was recommended by the Kinsale Walking Tour Guide - Barry, as well worth a visit just to see a good old Irish pub. It did not disappoint. This is definitely old and decor creating the perfect old pub atmosphere. Even better was that...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Baz1M
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Love this place! Our walking tour guide suggested we visit this pub and so happy I did. Look for the 1690 sign outside, go in, and get one of the 4 seats at the bar, order a Murphy’s stout ( brewed in county Cork) and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank janicep341
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Went with group from my golf trip for a few pre dinner drinks. Very old school - don’t ask for a Black and Tan here! They had wifi, but was down when we visited and the bartender said that a pub is no place for...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank georgerandallh
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Hadnt been here in about 20 years I reckon so was anxious that the place hadnt changed (been tarted up, gentrified, gastro'd) - I relaxed as soon as I passed 2 locals huddled in the doorway smoking while avoiding the snow! Place hasnt changed a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank kirkgirl
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

If you want a real bar This is it. No TV just people chatting and drinking What a bar. Best Gin List I've seen... Long live these bar's. Thanks

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Morganryan286
Reviewed 9 November 2017

A true traditional pub. Time has stood still here. Visited during the day and were amazed at the worn tiles on the floor, small snugs and leaning bar. We returned in the evening and enjoyed a quiet pint in candle light with the locals. During...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank nicadavid
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here on a very, very wet weekend when our original plans had to change and I'll definitely be making a planned return. The pub was warm and cosy and if we hadn't had a restaurant booking would have happily stayed there all...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank SineadC75
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Frequented by locals (mostly inside) and tourists (mostly outside) alike this is the perfect bar for drinking- no food bar a bag of tayto, no cocktails, no nonsense. Just some comfy seats, a great sound system playing great tunes at a volume you can hear...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 17 July 2017

My partner and I, along with two friends recently enjoyed a 10 day holiday in Ireland. We started just north of Shannon in Doolin and then drove south along the coast towards Kinsale. Then we drove north east towards Dublin our last stop before heading...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank L920DZbillb
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3 September 2018|
Response from kirkgirl | Reviewed this property |
You should just contact the pub directly about the music but good luck getting 28 people in there!