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The Forge

Meetinghouse Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 74 972 5578
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What a gem

When entering this pub you are stepping back in time! It is crammed full of interesting Artifacts... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
rickarch
,
Southampton, United Kingdom
Truly Irish!

A warm and cozy little place that was thoroughly enjoyed by us. A truly authentic experience... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2017
PinkTravel1910
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Australia
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“in town” (9 reviews)
LOCATION
Meetinghouse Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
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+353 74 972 5578
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"in town"
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"cozy atmosphere"
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"wonderful person"
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"half door"
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"a real irish pub"
in 3 reviews
"old world"
in 2 reviews
"great banter"
in 2 reviews
"live music"
in 4 reviews
"open fire"
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"before dinner"
in 2 reviews
"friday night"
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"well worth a visit"
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"joe"
in 8 reviews
"pubs"
in 8 reviews
"guinness"
in 12 reviews
"bar"
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"sweeney"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

When entering this pub you are stepping back in time! It is crammed full of interesting Artifacts and the landlord gave me a history of this quaint but historic building.The ale is very good too.-If you stay at the Gateway do yourself a favour and...More

Thank rickarch
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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

A warm and cozy little place that was thoroughly enjoyed by us. A truly authentic experience complete with a wonderful family running it

Thank PinkTravel1910
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

It's a very comfortable atmosphere, low-key with lots of local patrons and a good share of visitors who are looking for a quiet setting

Thank CharlieMcGrane
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Our taxi driver from The Donegal Manor recommended this pub - and it was amazing. we went in early before dinner and were luckily enough to be the only ones in there at first so we got a great look around the eclectic collections of...More

3  Thank Barbara S
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

My friends and I stopped in The Forge on our first night in Donegal Town. We were fortunate to meet Joe Sweeney, owner and perfect pint pourer!! Through Joe and his kids (who work the bar many nights) you felt most welcome. The place is...More

1  Thank Paul F
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

This is by far the best pub in town!! It oozes character and charm from the moment you open the old half door. Open fires, low ceiling, old world decor and great craic! You could spend all night in this place, excellent pints and you...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

I have just been in the Forge bar in Donegal Town. A real old world bar oozing with character. So friendly and relaxing if you just looking for a pub where strangers actually talk to each other and enjoy a nice reasonably priced pint in...More

Thank John M
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

Visited most of the pubs in Donegal, some have advantages over others, the Forge in my opinion is the best for character, a lovely pub that is kinda quaint and everything you would hope an Irish pub would be. Was not open lunch times. Bar...More

Thank richard w
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Best Pub in Donegal. Full of character, ceol agus craic. Hard to leave. A place you will yearn to return to!

Thank xxflick
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic pub. Well worth a visit. You enter through a split stable door and the gorgeous smell of burning peat from the open fire welcomes you in. The Guinness is delightful and we sat on stools under the sloping roof, listening to a...More

Thank Ynys-Chickpea
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