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Great place for a catch up

This place is the perfect spot for a good pint and a catchup with friends. Very rare to have any... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Clara D
Kinsale, Cork, Ireland
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I'd be a regular if I lived in Cork

This pub was on my list of "must see spots" for our trip to Cork, and it did not disappoint. Beyond... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is the perfect spot for a good pint and a catchup with friends. Very rare to have any music and if there is, its in the background, can sit by the fire on a cold winter evening and enjoy the company.

Thank Clara D
Reviewed 17 July 2018

This pub was on my list of "must see spots" for our trip to Cork, and it did not disappoint. Beyond the fact it's visually amazing with all sorts of nooks and crannies to sit in, our bartender was super personable and we had a...More

1  Thank quinnunit66
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Nice old pub right next to the historic Beamish and Crawford brewery. Cozy, dark wood walls, friendly staff, and good beer. What more can you ask for?

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Had a drink here yesterday with my pals. Very nice pub, good atmosphere, good prices, cosy pub what more would you want?

Thank Bandy1954
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Called into the oval recently for a drink on recommendation from a friend. Was a Saturday night so the pub was very busy. Stayed for 3 or 4 drinks. I had pints of Guinness, which was delicious. Bar looked to have a great selection of...More

Thank beardedbeerlover
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

We had a very good time at the Oval Bar and we went twice in 4 days during our stay in Cork ! We love the decoration and the people there are very nice

Thank nikro16
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Upon entering and approaching the bar, I was impressed with the selection of whiskeys. Staff were friendly and attentive, as were Maureen and Michael local patrons who were a joy to converse with. A 'must stop in' on your next trip to Cork.

Thank ME C
Reviewed 1 January 2018

This venue was built in the early years of the 20th century by the Beamish and Crawford brewery which previously operated across the street. The Oval is still in its original condition with an open fire where the smell of peat can sometimes be smelt....More

1  Thank chepaddy
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Late night place with loud music, young peopple who are moving arround. A typical Irish bar with good Gin list :-)

Thank Goran H
Reviewed 18 May 2017

A nice Irish pub that can pass unonticed if you don't pay attention on the street. Good place to have a pint of Guinness if you are trying to visit all the heritage pubs in Cork.

Thank Rosi S
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