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The Spaniard

Scilly, Kinsale, Ireland
+353 (0)21-4772436
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Ranked #5 of 60 Restaurants in Kinsale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Irish, Seafood, Pub, Chowder
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Dallas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Firstly this is an excellent pub. If looking for the iconic Irish pub experience then this is it. It's an ancient pub, saw dust on flag stone floors, roaring fires and very very informal but excellent traditional music. So while a great place for a drink in evenings they also have very decent food. Well all I can really attest... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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120 reviews 120 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Here's a place to definitely drop in for lunch, dinner or drinks. Reckoned to be the oldest pub in Kinsale if not Ireland according to local legend - whatever - its old! Flagstone uneven floors, good beers and drinks and if the weathers good, you can be outside. Good bar food and service. Halfway up a hill, if you are... More

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Ireland
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132 reviews 132 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

If you're in Kinsale, take the time to visit The Spaniard. It's old, it's dingy, it's quirky, it's great and a pub you'll be happy to sit in for hours! Not really much more to add!

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Dublin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was our third visit to the Spaniard and the food is always top notch and very good value,my young son loves muscles and has never tasted better than the Spaniards.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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220 reviews 220 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

After doing an excellent walking tour of Kinsale with Barry Moloney and spending a couple of hours at Charles Fort, we were ready to stop for a pint. We had driven by the Spaniard on our way down to the fort from the visitor's center and decided to stop in. Having just learned some interesting facts about the Spanish in... More

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Blarney, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Pleasant walk up for the Tridant hotel, wasn't too far. We started here with a drink. Great inside and atmospheric. The staff and customers were all welcoming and friendly. In fact it's not often you get such a welcome. We later had a bar lunch (in the back but there was a TV with sport so restaurant might be a... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Just spent a few wet,wild and windy days in Kinsale hoping to do a bit of fishing,this was not possible however on the bright side I had some time on my hands and lo and behold I discovered The Spaniard,the best restaurant I've been to in years .Without going into detail on each item on the menu I can safely... More

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Denver, Co
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We stopped into the Spaniard after dinner on 10/11. Most of the tables were taken but there was one near the bar next to a table marked "reserved". We ordered a pint of local beer and sat down to enjoy the atmosphere and reflect on our day in Kinsale. Soon afterwards, a local trad band came in to set up... More

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Rotherham
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great staff, great food, great pub and a great time. Really enjoyed our Sunday lunch. I can't say how much I like this place. The food was ample and service was great. The food was good quality and really good value. The decor is really quaint. If you are in the area you would be advised to visit.

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Waconia, Minnesota
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87 reviews 87 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We were told that we could not go to Kinsale and not go to the Spaniard - it was so much fun!! It is definitely a "locals" hangout which made it all the more appealing. We did not eat anything - we wish we would have - but plenty of others were eating. Loved the atmosphere - awesome staff.

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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
Cuisine: Irish, Seafood, Pub, Chowder

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