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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 - 12:30 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, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • 29
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
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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
Loved the Atmosphere!

Bill Chawke's had wonderful decor and was laid out so it felt small but had a lot of room. The service was good but was not as friendly as Sean Collins which is right up the street. The food was very good!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Bob K
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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  • Bar scene
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Bill Chawke's had wonderful decor and was laid out so it felt small but had a lot of room. The service was good but was not as friendly as Sean Collins which is right up the street. The food was very good!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Chawke's bar came highly recommended and I have to say... I was thoroughly disappointed. After reserving a table we arrived at the premises to find two tiny tables, shoved together in a corner. We decided that it would be best to give the place a chance and asked for the menu. I can say that the amount of choice was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We only had pizza and a chicken starter, but those items were very good and the service, more than average.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We were looking for music, cold beer and fun. This was a really great find. The service and atmosphere was great. Lots of people in here who were having a blast. We went in for a drink and stayed for hours. I'd recommend this to anyone..to be clear, we didn't eat here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This was our first night in Ireland and our hostess told us to go to this pub. We were very happy there. The music, traditional Irish, was all we had hoped for.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

First time in adare came in for a thirst quencher stayed for supper burger and fries wife had chicken vol au vont great friendly place well done cheers to the staff for was great

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Perfect Irish athmosphere & U can't help but fit in, kick back and have a Pint or two and enjoy the locals.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We've been here a few times during our stay, and once their was traditional music playing, another time a dj, and the third nothing was going on. People will meet old friends or make new ones

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We were there Saturday night (4 of us) and the local bicycle club was having a celebration. The manager treated us to a BBQ dinner. There was great live music, awesome drinks and everyone (staff & locals) treat you like close friends!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Bill Chawke's is a classic pub right on the main road through town. Excellent food and service. Great selection of drinks and a nice menu.

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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 - 22
Cuisine: Irish, European, Pub, Gastropub

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Irish, European, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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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