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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: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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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    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
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  • 2
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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
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Perfect Irish athmosphere & U can't help but fit in, kick back and have a Pint or two and enjoy the locals.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Bumpa2013
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Moline, Illinois
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  • Bar scene
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Moline, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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Bloomington, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a local favorite for sure. We were there on a Sunday night and there was wall to wall people having a really good time.

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Wantagh, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My husband and I stopped into this pub one night for a pub and were very pleased. The place had a great atmosphere ( even for a monday night ) and the staff were welcoming. We did not eat food here but I have a feeling it prob would have been great.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Nice pub with traditional Irish music, pub food and a beer garden room out back. Unfortunately it was raining and we didn't get a chance to enjoy it. The place is much larger than it looks from the outside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We had dinner and drinks at Bill Chawke's during our week long stay in Adare. Alan the manager was fantastic! The atmosphere was great and our food and drinks were promptly served!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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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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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