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Bill Chawke's Bar

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Irish, European, Pub, Gastropub
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Rathkeale Road, Adare, Ireland
+353 61 396160
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10:00 am - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 12:30 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 1:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Established in 1846 Bill Chawke's Bar, located in the heart of Adare...
Established in 1846 Bill Chawke's Bar, located in the heart of Adare Village, Co. Limerick is a fine traditional bar with a great reputation for providing some of the best hospitality around. Our recently refurbished bar is an excellent place to watch our local Adare GAA heroes and all the other major sporting events live on our LCD High Definition TVs. Our live weekly traditional music sessions are famous and bring a wealth of musicians and music lovers through our doors. Our kitchen serves delicious traditional fare every day and customers keep coming back to us for a bite to eat or simply relax with a pint or glass of their favourite tipple. We have a truly superior beer garden which is the envy of every pub in the county; we just wish we could 'serve up' good weather for our customers to relax in it on those soft Irish summer days and not need one of our waterproof parasols. Our beer garden also has state of the art BBQ facilities and is a favourite with locals and visitors who like to dine and entertain al fresco whatever the occasion. Good quality service, delicious food and a friendly and welcoming atmosphere is what we are all about and we think we deliver, in spades! Awarded the Prestigious Licensing World Country Bar of the Year 2010!
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Good for:
Bar scene
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Go for the music

Stopped by with a few friends after a day of traveling around southwest Ireland to get some food and drinks. The food was okay and the drinks were pretty decent, especially for the price. The service was top notch. I can't remember the name of the waitress that waited on us, but she was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Jason V
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Tallahassee
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tallahassee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Stopped by with a few friends after a day of traveling around southwest Ireland to get some food and drinks. The food was okay and the drinks were pretty decent, especially for the price. The service was top notch. I can't remember the name of the waitress that waited on us, but she was good. What made this place stand... More 

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Portage, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Great food and atmosphere! The band was great and added to the fun pub-style evening that you so look forward to! Thanks!

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

live music was poor to say the least - service was good - staff friendly - food so so - Probably better at high season

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Dunchurch, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Spent the evening here with my wife. Good music ( not all traditional) and really good overall atmosphere . Bar service was excellent and the Guiness was 'Sweet'. Great night all round.

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Lindenwold, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My wife and I and another couple just spent a Sunday afternoon at Bill Chawkes Bar and it was the highlight of out trip. We met Alan the owner who introduced us to his family, and made us feel like family ourselves. The atmosphere and craic on a Sunday afternoon was wonderful. There was music in the early afternoon, and... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Fun music, great atmosphere, lovely beer garden. What's not to like. Was very nice when I was there and a good pint too according to my pint drinking visits

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Jacksonville, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Went there for the "pub experience" on a Saturday night. The place was packed with locals that had a GREAT time dancing and partying. Loved the experience. The service was quite good.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We stayed in Adare for 6 nights and visited Bill's 3 nights. It was always a welcoming atmosphere. Everyone was very nice! We went on a Friday and it seemed to be where more people our age (25-30) picked to hang out. The locals are so nice :)

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

Bill Chawke's feels like a cozy pub, and at the same time is quite big and has a large outdoor beer garden. They have a few really cozy fireplaces, and there is a lot of character here as well. The food was very good, and the staff was quite friendly. I had a steak that was better than I expected... More 

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Another must visit pub in Adare. It is hard to miss walking down main street in Adare. Full of friendly locals, friendly visitors, and pints for everyone! Experience the pub culture of Ireland here where the service, food , and conversation are excellent! I had an amazing fish and chips meal here. On our last day in Ireland visiting from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rathkeale Road, Adare, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Limerick  >  Adare
  • Phone Number: +353 61 396160

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 22
  • Cuisine: Irish, European, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating

Description

Established in 1846 Bill Chawke's Bar, located in the heart of Adare Village, Co. Limerick is a fine traditional bar with a great reputation for providing some of the best hospitality around. Our recently refurbished bar is an excellent place to watch our local Adare GAA heroes and all the other major sporting events live on our LCD High Definition TVs. Our live weekly traditional music sessions are famous and bring a wealth of musicians and music lovers through our doors. Our kitchen serves delicious traditional fare every day and customers keep coming back to us for a bite to eat or simply relax with a pint or glass of their favourite tipple. We have a truly superior beer garden which is the envy of every pub in the county; we just wish we could 'serve up' good weather for our customers to relax in it on those soft Irish summer days and not need one of our waterproof parasols. Our beer garden also has state of the art BBQ facilities and is a favourite with locals and visitors who like to dine and entertain al fresco whatever the occasion. Good quality service, delicious food and a friendly and welcoming atmosphere is what we are all about and we think we deliver, in spades! Awarded the Prestigious Licensing World Country Bar of the Year 2010!
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Monday
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Friday
10:00 am - 1:30 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 1:30 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?