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Late afternoon snacks and drinks

A lovely traditional pub with some very friendly staff makes this a real treat to visit. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
The perfect Pub

I don't know where to begin...the best G & T I had in all of Ireland, the food was AMAZING and... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Alanna T
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“chowder”(8 reviews)
“old style”(7 reviews)
The Square, Castletownbere, Ireland
+353 27 70014
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All reviews chowder traditional irish pub old style great atmosphere beara peninsula mussels behind the counter live music like stepping back in time friendly staff murphy's stout lovely lady pow camp great lunch must visit if you are nice pub great value for money
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely traditional pub with some very friendly staff makes this a real treat to visit. The sandwiches, open sandwiches and toasties are all great value for money. We also had a bowl of mussels as they looked so good! Drinks a reasonably priced too....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

I don't know where to begin...the best G & T I had in all of Ireland, the food was AMAZING and prepared so quickly. The atmosphere was perfect. Staff knowledgeable friendly and more.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Alanna T
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Nice characterful atmosphere, good beer. Doesn't have the 'stage set' feel that many Irish pubs seem to have.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David S
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Was here a couple of times this week, great place. Typical irish bar, friendly atmosphere and music. Very friendly staff, will go back!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JessicaW3470
Reviewed 21 August 2018

This bar and grocery is just a total gem. Great character, great atmosphere, great service by a friendly lady who knows how to prepare a drink and give you all the options. The place was buzzing each time we visited over the past couple of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

We have visited Castletownbere many times, coming in from Dublin, London, and Armagh and beyond - always uniting in Macs. As soon as we arrive we go back in time with the traditional shop front (perfect backdrop as part of the bar), live music and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KateDonnelly88
Reviewed 11 August 2018

What can I say............I visited Mc Carthys today with three American visitors and we had a snack lunch to die for I had the Chowder and it was hot and wholesome. the rest had crab sandwiches and devoured them with relish. Adrienne showed us her...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank darmodyKerry
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Just called in and had a pint. A friend had told me to ask if they had a Samurai sword behind the bar. The lady - I know now her name is Adrienne - was more than happy, proud I think, to show us the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sean D
Reviewed 26 June 2018

My wife and I have been visiting MacCarthy's Bar, Castletownbere, regularly for seven years and regard it as a very special place - the traditional Irish pub 'par excellence'. Sisters Adrienne and Niki MacCarthy always give the warmest of welcomes at a unique business steeped...More

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank JohnWesleyHardin2018
Reviewed 26 June 2018

This place is the most welcoming and the warmth of the owners is so genuine. They will certainly make you feel welcome. The negative reviews I read here don't make sense. I always visit MacCarthy's whenever I come to West Cork. As for S3V8 and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
5  Thank willienelson2018
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