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Bill Chawke's Bar

Rathkeale Road, Adare, Ireland
+353 61 396160
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Ranked #5 of 18 Restaurants in Adare
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $23
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 12:30 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 1:30 am
Cuisines: European, Irish, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Went to this pub after dinner and thoroughly enjoyed the live Tuesday traditional music. Favorite pub I went to in Adare.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Staff at Bill Chawke's were so incredibly friendly, engaging and fun! We stayed in Adare and spent a lot of time here in this Pub. A must for a traditional and warm Irish experience!

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Stopped here for lunch on sunday and it was lovely service is very good place very clean and tidy staff friendly food is good bar food well done looks tasty will return

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Great food, great drinks and entertainment! The waitress/bartender was very helpful, and incredibly friendly. The live performers interacted with the patrons between songs... coming over to talk directly to us about our time in Adare. Could not recommend it more!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

Bill Chawkes has a great atmosphere and everyone, staff and patrons, are so friendly!! The food and drinks are delicious. Didnt want to leave and can't wait to go back!

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San Diego, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We didn't eat at this establishment but did have after dinner drinks here. Great atmosphere, loved the selection of beers. Shane, the bartender, was great sport in having his picture taken with four 65 year old women. Great pub, close to Adare Villas, where we stayed.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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58 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Having tried many pubs in Ireland it almost becomes commonplace to say that the staff are friendly but Bill Chawkes was exceptional. Allan helped us choose food, drinks and took the time to welcome us to the country and help us solidify our positive opinion of the people and their wonderful hospitality. He introduced us to Gerry a friendly pipe... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I was with an Irish wedding party for a wedding that was taking place locally during the summer. We decided to have some food and drinks here as it had been recommended to me by a friend who lives nearby. The pub did not disappoint. Our evening food was excellent and it was served to us by a friendly and... More 

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Stanwood, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This bar, tho friendly, is rather nondescript and we couldn't get food at 9 pm....however, there's a 3 piece band that plays Thurs nights that are simply AMAZINGLY talented...how many instruments can one guy play? they really made the evening...well, that and the shamrock in my Guinness foam. This band plays Wed nights at anoth ere place in town At... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Went to this bar and had an amazing time. Met all the bartenders who are super nice. You feel like part of the family at this bar. The food is the best in adare in terms of the bar scene. I was in adare for 6 days. Wish I went here more than 3 of them. Good place to eat... More 

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Additional Information about Bill Chawke's Bar

Address: Rathkeale Road, Adare, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 61 396160
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Limerick  >  Adare
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
Average Prices: USD 11 - 23
Cuisine: European, Irish, Pub, Gastropub

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