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Abbot's Ale House

17 Devonshire Street, Cork, Ireland (Shandon)
353 21 4507116
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Ranked #34 of 428 restaurants in Cork
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
Dining options: Takeout, Late Night
Neighborhood: Shandon
Restaurant details
Dining options: Takeout, Late Night
Neighborhood: Shandon
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I love this place. It's been a regular haunt for my friends and I over the last 5 years. It's one of the few places you can go and actually have a chat with friends without having to shout over the deafening music. Or you can head in with a good book, sit down with a nice whisky and not... More

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This is not a restaurant but a Pub. If you want Speciality (craft, belgian, american...) beer in a nice atmosphere this is THE place in Cork. They also have a nice choice of Wishkey and Rhum and the friendly bartender usually can advise you if you can not make up your mind.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Cork cities premier location for craft & world beers plus wide range of whiskey, whisky, and more! Small upstairs bar perfect for catching up with friends and enjoying few of hundreds of different drinks. Stuck wondering what to choose? Ask the at the Bar! The staff are friendly and I'm pretty sure have tried everything on offer at least once!... More

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Cork, Ireland
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82 reviews 82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Off licence downstairs, pub upstairs. Rough and ready but good mixed crowd and tasty beers that aren't of the usual Heineken/Bud/Carlsberg variety.

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Cork
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

5* for the choice, atmosphere and hospitality. This is a place for true beer aficionados.Staff are extraordinarily knowledgeable about their extensive selection from around the world. From Belgian famous Mongozo fruit beers (mango,coconut and banana) to Kriek cherry beer and everything in between, they've got it all. Large number of interesting beers always, cherry and raspberry are my favorites... Grab... More

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Bantry, Ireland
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36 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Great little pub, very knowledgeable staff, the takeout downstairs is fantastic & all in all my favorite pub in Cork. Highly recommended. Can be very full at times but only added to the charm of the evenings I've spent in here.

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Green Hammerton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This really is the best little pub to visit. If you are interested in different unique beers, ales and stouts - then this is your place. Its fascinating to see this pub, its a snug looking pub, enjoyable and pretty chilled out. Lots of different beer mats too to gaze at. Excellent beers and original little pub! Beers are at... More

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Shropshire England
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13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This doesn't serve that dark slop beloved by Wetherspoons, it's really called The Abbot's Ale House. And it most certainly is not a traditional Cork bar, which (as you might guess) tend to offer the same five or six cold 'brand' beers which you will see in almost every other bar; whether you are in the city, Cobh or Kinsale.... More

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

I love sampling the various beers, ales and stouts in this ace 1st-floor pub. It's sometimes packed-solid which is the only gripe I have. The choice of drinks is great. Downstairs is an off-licence that sells a vast choice of imported beers etc many at a reduced price. Overall, highly recommended.

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Ciarrai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Abbot's isn't the nicest or cosiest pub you'll ever set foot in, but the selection of beers is what attracts people there, and that selection is second to none: tons of imported ales and lagers that you won't find in the vast majority of other Irish pubs, plus some local stouts and beers too. Add to that, a very friendly,... More

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