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Monasterboice, Drogheda, Ireland
Today
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
My first disappointment at the Monasterboice Inn

Whenever driving on the M1 motorway, if it is anyway near lunch or dinner time, I like to drop into the Monasterboice Inn where the welcome is alway friendly, the atmosphere excellent and the food both good and fairly priced. Over a twenty year period, I have never been disappointed. However... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Dublin
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Whenever driving on the M1 motorway, if it is anyway near lunch or dinner time, I like to drop into the Monasterboice Inn where the welcome is alway friendly, the atmosphere excellent and the food both good and fairly priced. Over a twenty year period, I have never been disappointed. However, tonight's experience was not a very happy one. Driving... More 

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Monasterboice I, Owner at Monasterboice inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your valued review and your many positive comments and observations therein. I apologise for the fare you received on your recent visit with us. There are no excuses, what happened should not have happened, & we will endeavour that it will not happen again. We are very glad to read that you will give us another chance,... More 

Lisburn, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Great place sometimes very busy but they do a great job getting you seated and served fast. Food is one of the best in Ireland and one of the best for a good Guinness.

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Emerald Isle
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I don't review often but having returned many times over the years we were not disappointed! Traditional surroundings in the bar and dining room ( a little dated but very cosy) food was amazing Freshly cooked scampi was the best I've ever had All the trimmings just delicious Portions generous but the very attentive staff just made our day We're... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Stopped here on our way back from a visit to the south ! Great place ! Friendly atmosphere and yes we did have to wait but was definitely worth it and the buzzers they give for waiting is an excellent idea as it means no one is missed !! Food was great altho there could have been more of a... More 

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County Cavan, Ireland
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Had lunch here on Wednesday. The food was basic. The lunch menu was very limited as four of the dishes on it was sold out. We were not offered any other menu. The food was ok but the chips were burnt. We ordered soft drinks which never arrived. Staff seemed a bit all over the place . Waited quite a... More 

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Drogheda, Ireland
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Living nearby in Drogheda, probably have been to The Monasterboice Inn a hundred times as its a bit of a local institution but never thought to write a review until visiting again last week. In truth, it is a little dated and hasn't changed much but, then again, why change for the sake of change. Its always consistently good with... More 

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Monasterboice I, Owner at Monasterboice inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we are very happy and encouraged to hear you enjoy dining with us, and we look forward to taking care of you again soon. More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I am still showing friends pictures of my fillet steak, 6 months on. Surely the thickest and possibly the biggest I have ever eaten, but it was extremely tender and cooked to perfection, could not believe I had polished it all off without feeling that I had just ate a whole cow! Don't go here for fancy, don't go for... More 

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Monasterboice I, Owner at Monasterboice inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your valued review. We are know for our steaks and always endeavour to have the highest quality to serve to our customers. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit with us, and look forward to taking care of you again soon. More 

Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

After being turned away from a previous venue we went to the monasterboice inn. We had no reservations but staff were helpful and couldn't do enough. Food was lovely and service was rapid. Nice changing area for babies x

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Monasterboice I, Owner at Monasterboice inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we work hard to make sure our customers needs are met as promptly as possible, it is very encouraging for the whole team, when you kindly publish your findings. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Reading, England
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is a very traditional restaurant and it is very popular which is obvious from the amount of customers. The food is good traditional pub restaurant food and very generous portions. The staff are attentive and even if you have to wait to be seated they take your order in advance and look after you well at the bar. Lots... More 

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Monasterboice I, Owner at Monasterboice inn, responded to this review

Thank you, we love to hear that you enjoyed our steak and scampi, two of our most popular dishes. Hopefully we will see you again soon. More 

Derry, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Very welcoming, cosy, clean establishment. Very busy but staff were excellent, helpful n not overbearing. Had delicious salmon en croute. Friend had chicken maryland. Only thing she didnt like on it was the battered apple. Definitely recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Monasterboice, Drogheda, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Louth  >  Drogheda

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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