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The Anvil Bar

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Main Street | Castlemaine, Boolteens, Ireland
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cronulla, Australia
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed a night at the Anvil which was fantastic. Great food, warm welcoming, good music and great rooms. The rooms where really big, clean & very comfortable, just really good quality. Sean checked me in and made sure I was comfortable. Liz provided great suggestions for my day out all of which where right on the money. Unfortunately for me,... More 

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St. Albert, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Anvils is walking distance from Mary Murphy's B&B so we stopped there for dinner. The pub grub was good, solid food but the surprise was local music! It started off with 2 hired musicians playing Irish folk music, but then others joined in over the course of the evening. We had so much fun and were so impressed with the... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

How perfect it was to stay above a great Irish pub. To start the food was excellent, I had the sea bass. The night we stayed they had some traditional Irish musicians jamming. You could tell they really enjoyed what they were doing, it was obvious they were improvising and having fun. The highlight for me was when an old... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This place has the most flavorful mussel appetizer dish ever! The sauce is ridiculously good. And the freshness and texture of the mussels was perfect (2 nights in a row). Also loved the vegetable soup, scampi bread and fried brie cheese. The best food we've encountered so far in Kerry Co.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

After a long day of driving, we popped in for a late supper. We were greeted by Liz who runs the business and does so with pride. She also waits tables in high heels. Impressive!!!! The food was higher end than you would expect from a pub style restaurant. My son had lobster that was over the top. Everything was... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This place was one of the highlights of a recent weeklong family vacation to Ireland. Liz, the owner, was incredibly warm and friendly and a pleasure to talk to. She made us feel right at home and could not have been a better host. Like a lot of pubs in Ireland, this is also a bed & breakfast. Located in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Stayed here for 3 nights in the beginning of June. The place did not disappoint. The rooms were spotless and well ventilated. The owner Liz made us feel very relaxed and was better than any tour guide when it came to things to do and places to visit. The food was excellent .The breakfast was freshly cooked with plenty of... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Stayed for 3 nights in the Anvil bar and what an experience it was. Liz and the staff were extremely friendly and were brilliant at giving directions and the best places to visit. The breakfast in the morning really set you up for the day. A great selection of fresh fish on the evening menu. Very central to Dingle ,Tralee... More 

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County Monaghan, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Myself and my husband stayed here at the weekend. What a fantastic place, everything you need under one roof. We had dinner, drinks, live music and accommodation all without stepping outside. The staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough for us. Rooms are spotless.

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County Donegal, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

What a fantastic place! We stayed for 2 nights, and I have to say that the 'Anvil room' has the best shower of any hotel room I've stayed in in the last two years! Thanks to Eliz and her sons we had a brilliant stay with great choices and great portions of delicious breakfast, as well as lunch and dinner,... More 

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