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Poet's Corner Bar

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O'Connell St, Ennis, Ireland
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Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night

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  • 13
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Pub Food

Center of town, large well furnished interior but still busy. Very popular with locals. Friendly efficient servers and good pub food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Bdcf
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Napa, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
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Napa, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Center of town, large well furnished interior but still busy. Very popular with locals. Friendly efficient servers and good pub food.

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Ennis, Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

All of Ennis passes through The Poet's Corner in the Old Ground Hotel. Physically, it's situated between The Town Hall Café and The Brendan O'Regan Room restaurant, both also attached to the hotel and rated on Tripadvisor. Food is good in The Poet's Corner at anytime of the day, with the bonus of Irish traditional music on some evenings. If... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The food is excellent. The chowder and soups with brown bread and a Guinness is an affordable good option for lunch or a snack. Meals are well prepared, hearty with health portions and good quality food. The staff is excellent. They are attentive and will work to accommodate your needs. One of the best Pubs in Ennis.

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chester
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We had a great night here. The service was faultless. The beer was wonderful and the food was quite good too. We were two Brits who were made to feel very welcome, thanks too all the staff, a credit to the bar..

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The food was very good and the service was also very good. I couldn't help feeling as if I was there with all of the other tourists in Ennis, though. There were a lot of us, because the place was packed the 2 times I ate there during my visit. Worth a visit. Just be prepared to wait for a... More 

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MaryGleeson, General Manager at Poet's Corner Bar, responded to this review

Dear Mojo, thank you for your very positive review - when you tell us the food and service is very good, it provides great encouragement for our team. Perhaps you will allow me a small gripe - I think your use of the word "touristy" prevented you from giving us a five star rating! Our business is probably 70% local... More 

North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Varied menu, great service, delicious food, friendly staff, reasonable prices. Both my husband and I ordered chicken and both the stuffed chicken and the chicken Kiev were delicious. The chicken was moist , tender and flavorful. Each dish was served with a health portion of mixed vegetables. The portions were quite large which meant we had no room for dessert!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Enjoyed it Family of seven Very relaxing and service was great Good portions Very comfortable Lots of history on the walls

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Ohio
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Located right in the first floor of the Old Ground Hotel made it very easy to have late night adult beverages without having to walk a great distance. We enjoyed the music they had and the food as well. When I go back to Ireland I will stop in for a pint and enjoy the atmosphere. Five Stars!

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Raunds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

After a wonderful meal in the Town Hall it was a delight to have a couple of drinks and enjoy the eight musicians who entertained the bar. They were an acoustic arrangement of traditional instruments with a lovely voiced whistle playing young woman.

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Macroom, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Food was good and priced about average. Nothing special. I did enjoy the atmosphere in the bar and the service was good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: O'Connell St, Ennis, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  Ennis

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget

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