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Review of South Pole Inn

South Pole Inn
Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Annascaul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$23
Cuisines: Irish, Pub
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Description: Historic public house, named by the Antarctic explorer Tom CreanTom sail to the Antarctic three times under the command of Captain Robert Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton and received the Albert medal for bravery on Captain Scotts ill fated Terra Nova expedition.Tom retired from the Royal Navy and ran the pub until his death in 1938.
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Obviously a tourist attraction because of its famous past owner's history, but the atmosphere is still wonderful, the staff is efficient and friendly and they pour a great Guinness. We had dessert this time and it didn't disappoint. Do NOT ask for a pint of Tom Creans because it is no longer made. Didn't get the whole story by a local earlier, but basically the brewery fell out of favor with their way of doing business. Great pub and a neat little town worth stopping in to see!!

Thank Sandra H
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garytpercival, Manager at South Pole Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thanks for calling in and thanks for the review.
Just to let you know the story as we know it. The Dingle Brewing Company which brewed Tom Crean lager in Dingle, went into liquidation early this year or late last year. The brewing rights to Tom Crean lager was sold to Alltech a large American company brewing out of Newry.
We feel that as it is no longer brewed locally the connection is no longer strong enough for us to stock.
We will now be stocking Expecition Ale brewed by the Crean family out of Kenmare
Hope to see you again and once again thanks for your positive feedback

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were in the weekend after been in Dingle, my wife had the chowder for starter, I had the crab toe salad it was simply beautiful, for main course, we had the pan fried hake with cheirzo and the seafood food sizzler, with tumrick rice it was gorgeous,

Thank cmfuu
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Walking into this Pub is like walking back in time. It is tastefully decorated with all things Tom Crean and the Endurance. Great experience. Great hosts. Friendly and Warm! We visited in January, and food was not being served.

1  Thank IrishWife1
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Lovely bar and really nice bar food. Annascaul is a lovely little town. People are always so friendly.

1  Thank emby2111
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Tom Crean was quite a guy and this is quite a pub. If you've read about The Endurance - Shackelton's Great Adventure, you'll love the picture, letters and info that covers the walls. We purchased a pint and walked the rooms. What a great place.

Thank Tom_Cast
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