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Poet's Corner Bar

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O'Connell St, Ennis, Ireland
+353-65-682-8127
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Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 226
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    Very good
  • 16
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  • 2
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  • 1
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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
Top notch nosh!

On a weekend away and looking for a spot of lunch. Came across this bar/bistro and what a treat. My wife and i got last seats in bar. Good sign when bar full of mostly locals. Great variety on menu. Both of us have a soft spot for brie so we went for melted brie on tomato bread. What a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
John R
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Tralee, Ireland
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Tralee, Ireland
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a weekend away and looking for a spot of lunch. Came across this bar/bistro and what a treat. My wife and i got last seats in bar. Good sign when bar full of mostly locals. Great variety on menu. Both of us have a soft spot for brie so we went for melted brie on tomato bread. What a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to have some delicious food that will stick to your ribs while being served by the endless hospitality of the Irish of County Clare. Great place to watch sports as well...or read some Yeats!

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1 Thank Scott R
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great local spot that allows you to really take in the local culture. Great service and dining experience. Very quaint.

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Thank Jyolch
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent dinners with fantastic atmosphere and friendly staff. The pub just added to the amazing experience of the Old Ground Hotel. Live music on a few nights was just awesome.

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Thank Ausbernee
Melbourne Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at the Poets Corner Bar a few times with as menu as 12 ppl in our group. The food was good value, fresh, hot and above all, all our meals were brought out together. On most nights they had good Irish music which was a highlight to my husband. Highly recommend all the eating places in this hotel.

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Thank Janine08
Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a massive Irish dinner and a few drinks. Always a busy spot and great atmosphere when musicians get going. It's my go to spot in Ennis.

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Thank Travellinggal2376
West Palm Beach, Florida
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164 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed this very much. I was compelled to enter when I heard Irish music playing. It's easy to reach by foot on the Main Street among shops and restaurants. I liked the old world atmosphere.

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Thank DoloresJacoby
Armagh, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We used the poet,s corner bar a few times recently, a few drinks and sport on the telly and in the evening for a full sit down restaurant experience. In the afternoon there was never an empty seat as people came and went all day. The plentiful staff ensured that nobody was waiting to be served and still had time... More 

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Thank merseymcc
gtown
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We didnt eat here but had some bloody good Guinness and a mighty good time , music and great staff , next time we are in Ennis I shall try the food.

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Thank conemanGtown
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

They offer traditional music in this bar several evenings a week. Lovely spot to enjoy music while getting very high quality bar food.

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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
  • Phone Number: +353-65-682-8127

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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