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KM 196 | N340, Sitio de Calahonda, Mijas, Spain
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Description: In the last two decades Irving's - a family bar and restaurant has been...
In the last two decades Irving's - a family bar and restaurant has been host to almost every celebrity and thousands of residents and holiday makers taking in the delights of the Costa del Sol, Spain. ---------------------------- For the last 10 years it has been in the safe hands of Keith & Shirley who have ensured Irving's has not only remained alive, but that Irving's prospers and is busy when most around are folding. ---------------------------- Location, reputation and sound business sense have kept Irving's a thriving business - even in today's climate. Now it is a "going" business for sale in the heart of a busy and popular area.Now, Irving's is to change hands once more. ---------------------------- Having been run almost entirely on a "nights only" basis the accounts show a demonstrably strong capability to thrive and grow - if other shifts (morning and afternoon) were adopted. Past retiring age, Keith and Shirley have decided to let someone take the next step with Irving's and finish what they started over the next decade so this is your opportunity to have your own FREEHOLD bar and restaurant in a family environment. ---------------------------- Not only does the bar carry a great expat clientele, it is also a Spanish bar to the local community.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Fish and Chips

We went for the Friday fish and chips,and as before there were excellent.Unfortunately Keith and Shirley are retiring so will not be able to call in again. I will wish them both a happy retirement.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2014
Ian B
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Tywyn, United Kingdom
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Tywyn, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We went for the Friday fish and chips,and as before there were excellent.Unfortunately Keith and Shirley are retiring so will not be able to call in again. I will wish them both a happy retirement.

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Vidproshd, Owner at Irvings, responded to this review

Thanks Ian B You've been good to us for a while now and we appreciate your return custom and valued comments. Sadly - Irving's will be closing before Xmas this year and will not re-open again - ever. The closure is a disappointment in light of the slow global turn around from recession - the fact Keith & Shirley have... More 

Inverness, Scotland
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Stayed in an apartment close by, and went for a meal on our first night. bar open, restaurant closed. Went back 3 nights later, no bar and no restaurant, no indication if closed for holidays, but had a deserted look, and a chain on the gate. Suggest checking before turning up.

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kent
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Shirley and keith always make you welcome,food,exellent and so inexpensive,there is not much i miss about leaving Spain,but being able to pop out for a meal,a few drinks and an inexpensive night out at Irvings is definately one of the things i have fond memories of.One of the best value places around,if your in the area try it,you wont be... More 

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Vidproshd, Owner at Irvings, responded to this review

Dear Ian On behalf of the four business partners involved with Irving's I'd like to thank you sincerely for your review. Keith & Shirley run a very good house and we are extremely proud of the way they manage the business. It is always a delight to receive reviews and yours is extra special - thank you. Dave More 

Solihull, UK
Top Contributor
507 reviews 507 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
428 helpful votes 428 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We were delighted to see Keith and Shirley still open for business. We got our usual positive welcome and though not much has changed in the restaurant, we were pleased to be there. We visited on Friday which is fish and chip night and we were rewarded with some of the best fish and chips we have ever had. Crisp,... More 

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Vidproshd, Manager at Irvings, responded to this review

Hi Topkoppite, thanks for your comments - they are very much appreciated. Last year you questioned whether it was the last - surprise surprise! We appreciate your custom and and company and hope you will continue to visit on subsequent trips! Thank you. More 

Runcorn, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Love eating here.good quality finely cooked food. good service and reasonably priced. owned in Calahonda for 20 years and never tire of coming here

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Vidproshd, Manager at Irvings, responded to this review

Hi Al B, thanks for your comments - they are highly valued. We do appreciate your custom and hope you will be with us in another twenty years! More 

Tywyn, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Having visited here each time we have been in Calahonda the last 4 years. The food is as good as ever and Keith and Shirley are the perfect hosts. Looking forward to next year if they have not sold up.

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Vidproshd, Manager at Irvings, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, we appreciate your expressions. More 

England
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

My wife and I dined in Irvings many years ago. Can't explain why it took us so long to return. The service is all you could want even our smallest requests promptly attended to and meals cooked exactly to our liking. If the owners are to retire this would be a great loss to add to the several others that... More 

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Vidproshd, Manager at Irvings, responded to this review

Thank you for you valued comments. More 

Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Great food and great service from the staff. Sat outside under the yellow and white covers which could do with a good clean, and the walls need a lick of paint .

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David G, Owner at Irvings, responded to this review

Thank you for your overall rating - despite the wall paint. Hopefully this year - if we have a reasonable summer - we may have the funds to paint and decorate. We value your custom and comments, please keep them coming. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

excellent service and homely food are the two phrases which describe irving's in the best way. having been going for years, keith and shirley treat you like old friends. they cannot do enough for you. the food is fabulous, we always book as it tends to be busy! but if you're more of a home buddy, this is for you.... More 

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David G, Owner at Irvings, responded to this review

AS a shareholder in Irving's I am delighted with your review - thank you. Keith and Shirley (on site shareholders) do make considerable efforts to please and this review is rich reward for them. Thank you, we hope you will return. More 

Solihull, UK
Top Contributor
507 reviews 507 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
428 helpful votes 428 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We visited Irvings during our two week stay in Calahonda.We understand that Keith and Shirley are thinking of retiring so the restaurant is available for sale. Shame – they serve good food at reasonable prices but to be really successful the place needs a huge effort at an uplift.The décor was very tired and they seemed to have stopped using... More 

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David G, Owner at Irvings, responded to this review

We accept and acknowledge the review. There are four partners in the business, two in Spain and two in the UK. Our on site partners Keith and Shirley have done exceptionally well to remain trading at such difficult times, many of their close friends running local businesses around them have closed the doors and gone long ago. Keith and Shirley... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: KM 196 | N340, Sitio de Calahonda, Mijas, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Mijas  >  Sitio de Calahonda

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  • Cuisine: British

Description

In the last two decades Irving's - a family bar and restaurant has been host to almost every celebrity and thousands of residents and holiday makers taking in the delights of the Costa del Sol, Spain. ---------------------------- For the last 10 years it has been in the safe hands of Keith & Shirley who have ensured Irving's has not only remained alive, but that Irving's prospers and is busy when most around are folding. ---------------------------- Location, reputation and sound business sense have kept Irving's a thriving business - even in today's climate. Now it is a "going" business for sale in the heart of a busy and popular area.Now, Irving's is to change hands once more. ---------------------------- Having been run almost entirely on a "nights only" basis the accounts show a demonstrably strong capability to thrive and grow - if other shifts (morning and afternoon) were adopted. Past retiring age, Keith and Shirley have decided to let someone take the next step with Irving's and finish what they started over the next decade so this is your opportunity to have your own FREEHOLD bar and restaurant in a family environment. ---------------------------- Not only does the bar carry a great expat clientele, it is also a Spanish bar to the local community.

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