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The Skeff

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28 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 108
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
All rounder!

The skeff is a great place to meet people in Galway city, its right on eyre square and the food is good. The atmosphere is always good whether its a sports game or a catch up with some music & friends.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Cher C
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Galway, Ireland
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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Galway, Ireland
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The skeff is a great place to meet people in Galway city, its right on eyre square and the food is good. The atmosphere is always good whether its a sports game or a catch up with some music & friends.

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AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this review

Dear Cher C, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor about your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. I will make sure to pass your kind words on to our team - it will give them a welcome boost before the busy Summer season starts. We hope to welcome you back to The... More 

Marlton, New Jersey
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We stopped in for dinner and drinks Sunday night. Great atmosphere with lots do locals watching sports. I ordered fajitas which were ok. Not was I was expecting - just steak and peppers and tortillas, but the waitstaff brought cheese and salsa which made them a bit better. Husband enjoyed his burger. Drinks were great- mixed drink for me and... More 

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AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this review

Dear Kristina B, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor about your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. Our fajitas come served with guacamole, tomato salsa and sour cream as standard but on this occasion you don't seem to have received them. I will look into this and thank you for bringing this... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Loved the food here. Staff very friendly and lovely atmosphere. Quick service without feeling rushed

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AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this review

Dear Garry G, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor about your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. I will make sure to pass your kind words on to our whole team and I hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen on your next trip... More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My girlfriend and I visited this establishment a few weeks ago, looking to grab brunch and a pint before our tour group was to leave. The place looked inviting enough with decent breakfast/brunch options. It was about 11AM, and there were maybe only 12 other patrons there not including ourselves. We sat down and looked through the menu and noticed... More 

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AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this review

Dear Imadawg, Thank you taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor about your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. I was saddened to read that you did not have an enjoyable experience with us. I would love for you to get in-touch with me on ashlingdudley@gmail.com so I can gather some more information from you such... More 

Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The craic(fun) was mighty in the Skeff. Situated in Eyre square i.e the heart of Glaway city, it has to be a bar to be visited.The bar has a multi floor system that offers big screens for the sporty bar fly, with big matches catered for. It has a back door facility that opens out to a different street, if... More 

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AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this review

Dear Niall H, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor about your visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. I was delighted to read such a positive review about your experience with us. I will make sure to pass your kind words on to our hard working team. We look forward to welcoming you back... More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This place seems like it has a great vibe for just hanging out and having a pint, but I wouldn't come here if you're primarily interested in food. Both dishes we ordered were pretty much just "meh".

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AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this review

Dear Alyssa S, Thank you for taking the time to place a review on Tripadvisor about your visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. We here at The Skeff appreciate all feedback both positive and negative as it's the only way we as a company can improve. I would love for you to get in-touch with me with some more... More 

Black Mountain, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Convenient; attached to my hotel. Great pub food, lots of variety. Lovely old pub with carved wood accents and multiple rooms on several levels.

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AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this review

Dear NCBonnie, Thank you so much for taking the time to place a review on Tripadvisor about your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. I'm delighted to read that you had an enjoyable week in Galway city and that you enjoyed your time with us. I hope you pay us a return visit the next time you are... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Nice pub, OK food. Mix of locals and university students. Bartender was great, wait staff was overwhelmed and didn't provide good service.

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AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this review

Dear CMF15, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor about your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. I would appreciate if you could get in-touch with me on ashlingdudley@gmail.com so I can gather some more information from you as to when you visited and what meal you ordered. This feedback is invaluable to... More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Great pub & pint the food great too,busy with friendly staff and has lots of TV screens for sport! It's only a min walk from bus & train station also a few mins from other bars and restaurants

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AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this review

Dear Peter C, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor about your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. Your kind words were much appreciated and I will ensure they are passed along to our team. We hope you pop in to visit on your next trip to Galway. Kind Regards, Ashling Dudley Food... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We didn't eat here unfortunately, but enjoyed a fabulous pint of Guinness (or two) and also the live music that was playing on a Sunday! The staff were very friendly! I was most curious as to the history of the building and so a member of staff politely excused themselves and returned with the information! I was fascinated and mesmerised... More 

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AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this review

Dear Parky2303, Thank you so much for your kind words regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. We pride ourselves on being one of the most unique bars in the heart of Galway city- with 6 bars spread out over 3 floors there is definitely many areas to explore and many intricate art pieces and wood work... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 28 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene

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