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Gieltys Clew Bay

Dooagh Village, Dooagh, Achill Island, Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Dooagh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Me and my family dropped in at this marvellous place after coming from a beach. It was quite crowed but comfy and warm. With a variety of interesting choices such as the pasta of the day in which my case was the heavenly homemade lasagne. Every bite was heaven at sight! Also a main option of beverages such as coffee's... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Popped in for a coffee with the family and was delighted with the range of food and drinks on offer. The staff were friendly and helpfull. The cakes are too die for and the Lasagna looked incredible.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We walked to this bar and restaurant from our B&B, and the atmosphere was great. The food was really nice too.

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Tipperary
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Went twice over a weekend and was very disappointed, was looking forward to Gieltys as the reviews were so good. But the service on our first visit was very poor, slow and the staff seemed uninterested. Food was only ok, nothing exceptional and expensive. The second visit was a shambles, went for a quiet pint on my own. Stood at... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great spot for lunch either in cafe or next door in pub.Lovely food and very clean and well run business.Looking forward to returning in Sept

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Denny, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Popped in for a coffee late in the evening and really enjoyed it, with very friendly staff, and wished we had found this pub ealier the food looked scrumptious, hopefully we will ty it on our next visit.

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Cork, Ireland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Gieltys tavern is the last pub on Achill island, as you drive west towards America. It’s cusped at the heal of the mountain climb into Keem bay. Keem bay is the most spectacular beech in western Europe. In the past Achill Island was notorious for making hay while the sun shines. This often involved cutting costs and corners when it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My family and I where camping in westport over the bank holiday and we took a day trip up to achill, absolutely stunning part of the world, we stopped at gieltys for a bite to eat and when we went into the bar we where suprised at how busy this pub/restaurant at the edge of the country was, we sat... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I do not know how it got the award of excellence .We had heard so much about this place and could not believe the poor standards it had . Service was very poor , at one stage another customer went behind the bar to look for staff . It's a place I would not recommend it . The focus is... More

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Ireland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We stopped here after a day on Keam Strand. There service was friendly and efficient. The food, while simple bar food was cooked well. I had the catch of day, pollock, pan fied with salad and baby potatoes and it was great. The sea food chowders were okay, but were lacking a bit of flavour. Are you making your own... More

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