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The Shelbourne Bar

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Address: 16/17 MacCurtain Street, Cork, Ireland

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Lively bar with friendly people

We called in to this bar for a quick drink but ended up staying for some time! Lively atmosphere, friendly and helpful bar staff and fun clientele made it great fun.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Deborah B
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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Cork
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3 reviews 3 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We Visited Cork Recently and Had A Great Time Around The City.The Pubs Were Great Fun And Full Of Friendly Locals And Helpful Staff.Except When We Went To The Shelbourne Bar.The Staff Here Were Not Friendly And The Tap Beer Was Poor.This Is Not What We Were Expecting And We Will Not Be Going Back To This Bar On Our... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We called in to this bar for a quick drink but ended up staying for some time! Lively atmosphere, friendly and helpful bar staff and fun clientele made it great fun.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

That's lovely surounding. Could be more people but liked it. Coctails are awesome! Greetings from LTU to Shelbourne bar! Nice job!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This bar was directly opposite our hotel, so became the main first stop on our pub tour of Cork, what can I say we often stayed here for a few beers, were as normally we would have hit 1 pint 1 bar rule, The staff were most friendly and always supplied us with information on where to go next, what... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I've had lunch a few times in the Shelbourne and the food is great. The lunch menu has sandwiches and baguettes rather than full meals but there is so much in the sandwiches that they are as filling as a full meal. I would highly recommend the Shelbourne baguette with chicken, stuffing, bacon, melted cheese........ Lovely!! The service is quick... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

In Cork for the weekend with friends we called into the Sherbourne for a pint. The staff were friendly and welcoming. The atmosphere was good as was the drinks. We enjoyed ourselves so much we returned again on the Saturday.

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Cork, Ireland
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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

You know how in the movies the main character walks in a bar and before he gets to order, the drink is there waiting? That's how I feel at the Shelbourne. Philip and his staff are second to none. I especially recommend Fridays, they serve comp finger food and prices are even lower than usual. These people will make you... More 

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Sacramento
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We stopped here for lunch while visiting Cork. It looked and felt like good pub. While the selection of beer was good, the food left a little to be desired. But this seems more like a night time hang out where football and rugby fans congregate. It might be worthwhile trying at night.

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Limerick, Ireland
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58 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Great clientele and great servers. The atmosphere was friendly and chilled out. Nice and simple. For whiskey lovers, try the 21 yr Teeling!

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Tipperary, Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a great pub. The staff were very friendly and very helpful. They know Cork well and were able to advise on places to go and see. It is a very busy pub and a lot of local seem to have a drink here which is a very good sign. The pub seems to have a large range of... More 

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