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The Forge

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Address: Meetinghouse Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
Phone Number: 074-9725578

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Just fantastic !!

Spent two fabulous nights here with our good friends, Paul and Jayne from Bristol. Mine-host, John was a genuinely lovely guy who made us feel so welcome. We also met a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Spent two fabulous nights here with our good friends, Paul and Jayne from Bristol. Mine-host, John was a genuinely lovely guy who made us feel so welcome. We also met a great couple (Neil and Liz from Newcastle) and on our last night there we we're lucky enough to be entertained by four local lads who sang and played us... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Had a great pint of Guinness and some good company. John the barman and owner was very welcoming, music on a Wednesday. Went two nights running.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Just back from three days in Donegal read reviews about Joe and the Forge before going and boy did it live up to its review. Spent two of the three nights here, first one was spiced up by the best dressed guitar player in town [shout out for Niall] and a performance poet from Hull who made the night with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

My friend and I were driving across Ireland and stopped in Donegal. It was such a beautiful town and we had to go exploring. After having dinner we popped down to this pub randomly and intstantly our night changed. We started off as 2 random strangers in the bar but, being musicians, we found our way to the piano and... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Most welcoming owner, and fantastic atmosphere , makes you want to come back again and again . My favorite pub.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We popped in for a quiet pint before dinner but had to return after it because the Guinness was amazing. We ended up having pints and chat with the owner and a local and stayed late to enjoy the live music. The owner even offered us a round of drinks. Great little pub, our favourite in Donegal town and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We came here for a couple drinks as a recommendation from our cab driver. It is a very quaint yet eclectic little pub with more history packed inside of it than you could ever think possible. Wonderful atmosphere and a friendly owner named Joe, I believe. Definitely a must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This little pub is wonderful. It is the traditional irish pub and Joe the bar man with keep you entertained, for of fun and criac

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

This is a wonderful pub from times gone by. We got a really warm welcome, and a great pint of Guinness. Put this on on your list of places to visit!!

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Donegal Town, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is off the beaten track ever so slightly but thats not a bad thing, its worth the walk along the bridge and down past the church to a distinctly different public house than the norm in Donegal town. Joe and his staff will treat you as one of their own and at the weekends there is always some music... More 

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