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Matt The Millers Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
1 John Street Lower | Kilkenny City, Kilkenny R95 PY7D, Ireland
+353 56 776 1696
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“guinness stew” (25 reviews)
“fish and chips” (58 reviews)
“ribs” (24 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 John Street Lower | Kilkenny City, Kilkenny R95 PY7D, Ireland
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Reviewed today

This was a fantastic pub to visit. We popped in for the one on our way home and ended up staying here till closing time. The building itself is massive and has many floors which is always a positive thing. The staff were very friendly.

2  Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very nice pub and has good music. Staff were very friendly and nice apart from Alan on the bar who very ignorant. I was standing at the bar for a couple of minutes waiting to be served and a women walked straight up to the...More

3  Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited for lunch today. I can definitely say it is one of the nicest lunches I have ever had. I had the chicken with Clonakilty black pudding with colcannon mash. It was so nice and the sauce with it was lovely. My partner had...More

2  Thank Katriona M
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a traditional Irish pub with local music and great local entertainment then this is the place for you. We were on a recent tour with Gate1 to Ireland and spent the evening here. Fun pub! Great photo op from inside...More

2  Thank Laurie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice food, delicious beer, fantastic atmosphere. Nice live music, we loved our visit and we definitely be back!

2  Thank ABarry1978
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved our visit. Enjoyed the atmosphere, the live music, servers and most of all the food. Definitely recommend!

2  Thank VivienneR811
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff is friendly, the beer is delicious, and the food is hot and hardy. If you find yourself in Cork City I'd say stop by for a pint and a bite. It's affordable and will fill you up.

2  Thank jguyyy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was expecting a lively fun atmosphere but got a 5 person bar scene with bar tenders changing shifts. Was there for a hour, had one drink a piece and had to practically beg to get the check. Not worth the time or money. Go to...More

Thank Cheri M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Average is the best way to explain this place. The live music: average The food: average (one meal bad, one great equals average) The service: average We failed to listen to other reviews when it came time to pay and it cost us.If you pay...More

Thank Charles N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the vibe in the bar is good with local traditional live music and you can get a nice pint of Guinness or whatever else you may fancy, I did find the pricing slightly above average for the food that was served.

2  Thank RyanTSA
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Patricia S
30 June 2018|
Response from V5615QMrayb | Reviewed this property |
Yes what time?
David B
3 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from KKgal1 | Reviewed this property |
They’re open 7 days a week and have live music every day from 6.30pm with Irish music followed most nights by a live band and dj
20 February 2018|
Response from MattTheMillers | Property representative |
We close at 12am on Sunday, with a late bar to 2am on Bank Holiday Sundays. We have live music daily from 6pm. Hopefully we'll see you soon!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$16
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 John Street Lower | Kilkenny City, Kilkenny R95 PY7D, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 776 1696
  • E-mail
Matt The Millers Bar & Restaurant is a perfect location for your meal, private parties and festive occasions. We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as an extensive drinks menu, with a high service standards that we strive to deliver in every area of our operation. Recently awarded Ireland's Best Music Pub...We have Traditional Irish Music every evening along with more music on select nights of the week. For private parties, we can put any one of our five bars at your disposal and we are happy to do as much, or as little as you need us to do to make your party a huge success. Every effort is made to ensure that our extensive menus of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are constantly updated to make sure that every taste is catered for. Our extensive food menu is also available at the bars. So, whatever you're looking for and whenever you want it - you can rest assured that it's waiting for you at Matt the Millers' Main Bar.
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