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Poet's Corner Bar

O'Connell St, Ennis, Ireland
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Ranked #3 of 72 restaurants in Ennis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
oswego
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106 reviews 106 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a busy pub having a full bar & traditional live Irish music. We did not eat there but heard it was very good.

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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The Poets Corner is very authenic. The locals come to enjoy the food, beverages, and music. Great place to get the feel of a real Irish pub.

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London, United Kingdom
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139 reviews 139 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Can't be helped as there are nearly always more people than space. There is always a scramble for seats and very often there are no seats at all. The service has improved very much and the food we ordered was quick, well presented and piping hot.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Staff, tourists and locals alike were fun and friendly. The food was delicious, the atmosphere charming and the owner stopped to chat with us as well. We were sorry we didn't have another night in Ennis so we could do it all over again!

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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I love the garlic mushrooms. Food is really good and very reasonable. Great atmosphere. Staff are very friendly. Great selection of food.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Been there two different times one, drinking in the evening and the other afternoon food. Cannot go wrong, nice place.

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Sugar Grove
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stayed at the attached Old Ground Hotel and had a great time at Poet's. There was sessions music that night & the place was jammed. Very friendly ,like I would guess many Irish pubs would be. Every one there had a great time! It was warm, but they opened the door which is right on the lovely little street.... More

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Birmingham, AL
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Poet's Corner Bar was one of the best pubs we visited in Ireland. We were staying in the Old Ground Hotel, where this pub is located. We enjoyed our first meal so much, that we returned for a second time. The crowd was a mix of hotel guests and locals. The food was very good, and the menu was... More

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Newport News, Virginia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It's always crowded in this pub, so you know the food is good. Set in the Old Ground Hotel, it's a great location right in the heart of Ennis. A lot of it is typical pub food (chicken kiev, etc.), but they always have good seafood chowder and whenever I am anywhere near Ennis, I love to pop in here... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We came across this restaurant our first night in Ennis and came back a second time before we left. The staff was very friendly and the atmosphere was great. The good is great. The quiche was my favorite! Definitely check it out!

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