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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, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Great music at local pub!

Loved the Irish Music. Gerry, Bart, and Charlie! What a treat! Exactly what we came to Ireland for! Great pub. Good music. Fantastic!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Bellevue
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Loved the Irish Music. Gerry, Bart, and Charlie! What a treat! Exactly what we came to Ireland for! Great pub. Good music. Fantastic!

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Vandergrift, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Just returned from Ireland and we just loved the atmosphere at Bill Chawkes Bar. The food and drink were both great, and the people were fantastic. The local Irish music was by far the best we saw during our stay.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We ate dinner out every night while we stayed in Adare and this was my favorite bar / restaurant. They had live music which was locals and it was wonderful. I also had a great meal which was the chicken stuffing wrap. Between the great food, bar, live music, and atmosphere I highly recommend here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Great Bar fantastic atmosphere all the bits and pieces all around the walls. Food was very good and the staff we ever helpful. Prices were good also and service excellent. Recomed a visit if you find yourself in Adare.

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A group of us recently ate here for lunch. Between us we had a toasted sandwich, a panini and a really tasty chicken goujon wrap. The rest of the table opted for the chicken curry which was a winner. The menu is large with something on offer for everyone. The pub had a large beer garden and the staff are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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

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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Hemet, California
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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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Boston
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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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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

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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