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

This place is a must! Run by a lovely family and has great atmosphere and superb guinness. Musicians Peter and John made sure we had a good time. Only regret that we didnt find it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Sola Municipality, Norway
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Sola Municipality, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This place is a must! Run by a lovely family and has great atmosphere and superb guinness. Musicians Peter and John made sure we had a good time. Only regret that we didnt find it until our last day in Donegal.

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Dunblane, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Dropped into the Forge on the recommendation of a waitress in Blas restaurant, it was a great recommendation, we found the owner all of the staff and locals to be very welcoming, listened to some fantastic young local musicians (not the usual tourist music either) and had a great time two nights running. We'll definitely visit the Forge again next... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is a great pub. Really cool inside and the rooms up stairs are great. Transport this pub to Shoreditch in London and it would be rammed every night of the week

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The best Guiness in town! We had a great time after a long days walking in the countryside. Very cozy and good music. Hope to visit again. Best wishes from Cologne!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Great pub great sing song loads of musical instruments behind the bar for customers to play. Best Guinness in the town wish I lived closer. Well worth a visit.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I always try to fit in a night at the Forge when the missus and I get to Donegal. It is usually a highlight of our trip. We were there again last weekend and we got the usual hearty welcome form the owners and locals. It's so easy to fit in at the Forge. Everyone is friendly and everyone is... More 

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Donegal Town, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great pup for a pint and catching up with friends. Good atmosphere and beer. Can be a bit tight for space on a busy night but enjoyable.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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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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