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The Shelbourne Bar

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Address: 16/17 MacCurtain Street, Cork, Ireland
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Friendly bar full of locals = always a good sign

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
Peterphones
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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42 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Popped in for a quick drink in my way to the train station. Located next to the theatre I found this to be a nice down to earth friendly bar.

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Cork, Ireland
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49 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Nice pub went here pre theatre .prices were reasonable for the city. Pub is old and some bits a little worse for wear but it's an old Irish pub so I suppose that is its charm.

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Leicestershire
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41 reviews 41 reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Friendly staff and locals and great place to go for a drink. Ideal location too as just round the corner from city centre

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