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The Tap Tavern

Kinsale, Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 10 Nightlife in Kinsale
Type: Bar/ Clubs
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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Definitely a place to pop to for a couple of relaxed pints if in Kinsale. Great atmosphere and nice change of pace.

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
9 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We were recommended this cozy pub by our B&B host. We stayed for a few beers before dinner, and enjoyed the quaint atmosphere with memorabilia. We appeared to be the only tourists inside with the rest of the customers being locals (who were very friendly and confirmed its authenticity!) We immensely enjoyed the Tap Tavern and would definitely return if... More

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New Palestine, IN
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I have lived here for over a year and the folks at the Tap are my Family. Mary has owned or worked at the Tap since she was a little girl! Fresh pints, great atmosphere and you can always take the ghost tour if you want some good craic!

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rocky hill, CT USA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Don't miss this little gem in Guardwell... Mary is a treasure, we have stayed at her B&B in the past, and always stop in for a pint when in Kinsale. We hear the walking tours led by her family are a great time, and hope to do in the future! God bless ya, Mary!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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122 reviews 122 reviews
20 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Last pub in Kinsale owned by someone born and bred in Kinsale. I think Kinsale has 23-24 pubs. In any event, you must stop by for a pint. It's an old pub - Mary seems to always be there with friends. My husband and I had a pint, took a look around and hung out for a bit. There were... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

Stop and see Mary and do the ghost tour. You won't be disappointed. We loved this little place while we lived there for 3 years. Best place in Kinsale to get a pint with friends!

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Ocala, Florida
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148 reviews 148 reviews
28 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

The wife and I stopped here for a pint after exploring Kinsale, but before dinner. We sat at the bar, and while Mary drew two perfect pints of Guinness, we made a new best friend. The Tap Tavern is that kind of place - friendly and welcoming. It had an old world charm to it and looks like it hasn't... More

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Great atmosphere and hearty local people! Some of the nicest we have ever met! This place has history, a great location and refreshing beverages! Mary also owns the Sea Gull B & B up the hill, she's quite a hard working woman!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I visited Kinsale at Easter this year and the Tap was a place that came recommended by family that had already been. I was told it was like walking into the owner's front room and that Mary who owned the place was quite definitely the boss. Well, all true! It's a lovely small little place with a real fire and... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We went here based on the reviews it had received on trip advisor. The pub itself was quaint with lots of oirishy bits and pieces adorning the walls as well as a large number of american registration plates (we could see the attraction in this as some american tourists arrived in and spent time looking for a number plate from... More

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