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Scilly, Kinsale, Ireland
+353 (0)21-4772436
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Ranked #8 of 62 Restaurants in Kinsale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 12:30 am
Cuisines: Irish, Seafood, Pub, Chowder
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

The Spaniard boasts two open fires and super Guinness served by local lad Ian . Its gets a lot of local trade ,and has been a watering hole for mariners for many years. Its everything you wouyld expect of a typical Irish pub . It was a cold windy night when we arrived and once inside the door it was... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Situated at a corner of a road winding down to Kinsale town, the Spaniard is very different. It's a regular cosy Irish pub with a decent menu. Quaint and worth stopping at after a visit to Charles Fort.

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London, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Kinsale is a place that needs careful navigation. The turnoff for The Spaniard turns out to be the slip road between the sea and the road to Cork, and is signposted for The Spaniard. I took this road once before, by mistake, when I was looking for the aforementioned Cork Road. I spent a very long time weaving back and... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Cosy little pub in Kinsale. Average service, decent prices. Great place to stop at for pre-dinner drinks before walking across the road to Man Friday restaurant.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

Must say 22 of us sat down to the best meal, service and atmosphere we have experienced.Not one thing could any of us find fault with thanks for a great time Terry crossbarry Innishannon

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Dined here in Sep with three close friends. It was a Sunday night so very quiet. However, the food and service was top class. An excellent variety - we all tried something different and nobody was disappointed. The waitress was a delight - from a town in the southern French Alps called Gap. The Spaniard itself is a short walk... More 

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Kinsale, Ireland
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a totally one sided biased view as I have had the pleasure of calling the Spaniard my local for over 40 years. An olde world pub and one of the most famous in Ireland for its atmosphere especially the chatty local customers who welcome visitors with a "Hello" "Welcome" "How are ya" or "where are ye from" which... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Went to a 40th birthday party of 12 people.They were very accommodating and friendly. The drinking part of the pub is great, really cosy and the locals were very welcoming unlike in some pubs. The Sunday roast was good, nice thick cuts of beef and great veg. Scampi was a bit 'out of a packet' could have been fresher. However,... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I liked everything about this pub - good food, good drink and fabulous atmosphere. We held an after wedding luncheon here with a large group. The food was very good and the service was excellent and very friendly and casual. I would highly recommend the Spaniard

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Had an amazing experence in the spaniard staff where excellent and the meal was fantastic ,the best of all the pubs in kinsale for me!!will be going back soon..

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Additional Information about The Spaniard

Address: Scilly, Kinsale, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 (0)21-4772436
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Kinsale
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday 10:30 am - 12:30 am
Cuisine: Irish, Seafood, Pub, Chowder

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