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South County Bar and Cafe - Douglas

#13 of 455 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
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Irish, Pub, Gastropub
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Douglas | Douglas Village, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 489 1574
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10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Good value Food, drinks and IRISH MUSIC is what makes the South County Bar...
Good value Food, drinks and IRISH MUSIC is what makes the South County Bar & café, Douglas a must when visiting Cork. Douglas village is a short taxi ride(3 miles) from Cork city and the South County is within walking distance of local hotels The Maryborogh House & Rochestown Park Hotel(both 10 mins walk). This award winning Irish pub has an old world feel, has a cosy snug and a wonderful outdoor area, 'The Guinness beer Garden'. IRISH MUSIC sessions throughout the year...Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday nights aswell as a fun sing-along ballad session every Sunday at 6pm. This pub also boasts a large selection of Irish whiskies in the Whiskey corner and serves the tastiest Irish coffee around !!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Food, Great Fun and Great Service

Just returned from taking a group of Landscape Designers to Ireland. We all had dinner at the South County Bar and Café in Douglas. What a treat. The food was great, the atmosphere just the best and the staff were so friendly and welcome. It was Friday night and normally no music, but Tom the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Robyn G
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Richland, MI. USA
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Richland, MI. USA
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25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Just returned from taking a group of Landscape Designers to Ireland. We all had dinner at the South County Bar and Café in Douglas. What a treat. The food was great, the atmosphere just the best and the staff were so friendly and welcome. It was Friday night and normally no music, but Tom the owner arranged a wonderful Irish... More 

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CandTOConnor, Owner at South County Bar and Cafe - Douglas, responded to this review

Robyn, It was a pleasure to look after you and your group. We are delighted that you enjoyed the food and music. I will pass on your good comments to our staff. Thanks for the business and let me know if we can assist you in the future. - Also, a big thank you for taking the time to review... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My aunt lives in Douglas. We visited for a few days and randomly came across this pub. My aunt had never been. We walked in to a music sing song session- absolutely brilliant. The four guys sang traditional songs with traditional instruments and charm. Terrific bunch. All three generations sat at that pub and had a great time. Nice pint... More 

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CandTOConnor, Owner at South County Bar and Cafe - Douglas, responded to this review

Hi Joemoe, We are delighted that you enjoyed your recent visit to the South County. Our music sessions are great fun and as you say really appeal to all age groups. We'll keep an eye out for your Aunt and look forward to your return visit. Regards, Tom O'Connor More 

Cork
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94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Good pub but for food no..just basically traditional Irish food gravy spuds meat etc. no big variety plus dark interior and a bit depressing to go for food. Recommend this place just for drinks go to all the other better places to eat in Douglas, like Palmentos, Eco's and Golden Elephant.

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CandTOConnor, Owner at South County Bar and Cafe - Douglas, responded to this review

Hi Nathalie, I have just had a meeting with our food service staff and Head Chef and your recent review was discussed. We are all really, really disappointed that you did not have an enjoyable visit to the South County. To be frank , as we don't have specifics about your food and service we cannot understand how you would... More 

Dublin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Droped in for lunch last Weds. Service and food were excellent. Tom had emailed me information on parking so it all went very smoothly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

if you are living or just visiting cork this bar café is a must. firstly you are made so welcome the minute you entre the venue. I have been there both for just food and out for a social night. the interiors and smoking area are well thought out and extremely clean and full of character, real fires/ beautiful old... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

What a great pub the South County is, lovely pub grub, fantastic Beamish and brilliant service. The atmosphere is great and has a buzz but is also relaxed. Highly recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

South County welcomes everyone into their bar. They are great for food and drink. Provide the best service always thinking of the customer. On weekday nights they have fabulous Irish music playing that keeps in tune with the bar. And weekends keeping up with the demanding nightlife. I visit regularly and service keeps getting better. Friendly staff and owners can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Had a lovely meal here tonight. Very nice staff, happy in their work and a bit of craic! Had fab fish and cbips and hubby had an epic looking burger!

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CandTOConnor, Owner at South County Bar and Cafe - Douglas, responded to this review

Thanks very much for reviewing your recent experience at the South County. We are delighted that you were happy with our food & service. We look forward to you returning soon, Tom More 

West Springfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Led a group tour to Ireland. After a visit to Cobh, we stopped at the South County Pub for lunch. Arranged our visit with Tom O'Connor, pub owner, in advance. Tom is such a delight and was willing to assist our group with travel arrangements while we were in Cork. Tom went above & beyond the call of duty. He... More 

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County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Excellent surroundings, excellent staff, very very talkative and friendly. Nice atmosphere once you enter the premises. Would not be afraid to recommend.

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Additional Information about South County Bar and Cafe - Douglas

Address: Douglas | Douglas Village, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 21 489 1574
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD $8 to $16
Cuisine: Irish, Pub, Gastropub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Douglas | Douglas Village, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 489 1574

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $8 to $16
  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub, Gastropub

Description

Good value Food, drinks and IRISH MUSIC is what makes the South County Bar & café, Douglas a must when visiting Cork. Douglas village is a short taxi ride(3 miles) from Cork city and the South County is within walking distance of local hotels The Maryborogh House & Rochestown Park Hotel(both 10 mins walk). This award winning Irish pub has an old world feel, has a cosy snug and a wonderful outdoor area, 'The Guinness beer Garden'. IRISH MUSIC sessions throughout the year...Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday nights aswell as a fun sing-along ballad session every Sunday at 6pm. This pub also boasts a large selection of Irish whiskies in the Whiskey corner and serves the tastiest Irish coffee around !!
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm

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