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The Anvil Bar

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Main Street | Castlemaine, Boolteens, Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 1 Boolteens B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This was by far and away the best place I stayed during my trip. The food was great, the rooms clean and comfortable, and the staff friendly. The Anvil Bar has everything in one place, so you do not need to worry about where to eat or who is going to drive home from the pub.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The rooms were beautifully fitted out and we had a great night. The bar was lovely. We had two rooms for a one night stay and had a wonderful time. We arrived after 8pm but Liz and her son opened the kitchen for our dinner which was awesome. Our breakfast was delicious and plentiful. Strongly recommend this accommodation and food... More 

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Cannock, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My family and I decided to visit Ireland for my twenty-first birthday. We stayed at the Anvil for two nights and had a fabulous time. The bedrooms were very spacious and comfortable. Owner Liz was a wonderful host and made our trip a memorable one. Castlemaine was a very pleasant spot to stay, with miles and miles of beautiful Irish... More 

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