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Ma Murphy's

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New Street, Bantry, Ireland
353 27 50242
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Throwback

Shop at front with bar behind the rickety swinging doors. A barman who makes everyone feel welcome and is relentless in his efforts to make you smile laugh generally feel at home. A huge selection of beverages which is somewhat unexpected given the state of the place. It's just one of those places... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Cork
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Shop at front with bar behind the rickety swinging doors. A barman who makes everyone feel welcome and is relentless in his efforts to make you smile laugh generally feel at home. A huge selection of beverages which is somewhat unexpected given the state of the place. It's just one of those places. On a quiet night sort of a... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

Was in Ma Murphys last night for a few drink and really enjoyed it. Proper old school Irish bar with the best of all that implies. Great selection of craft beers and whiskeys. Really friendly and relaxed service. Had originally planned on just going there for a drink ... (famous last words). When we realised we were welcome to go... More 

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Chicago
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Tiny little rustic spot in Bantry that was a most welcome stopover for a pint and a chat with locals. Beamish on tap is a plus! Only a few tables and seats at the bar. Lively conversations. Fun, friendly staff.

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This pub has it all: front part is authentic old Irish pub where you can always pop in for a pint and a friendly chat. The garden area and mini-nightclub in the back offer younger people live music and a place of their own to meet up. The owners, Bill, Mary and Sean, are people we now regard as friends.

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Clonmel, Ireland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This pub is definately worth a visit. It looks like it has been here since the foundation of Bantry. Locals in the pub are extremely friendly, as are the staff. The pub has an extra room where musicians play most nights, great entertainment.

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Bantry cork ireland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A great Pub, run by a lovely family with great helpful staff. Great selection of beers from the norm to the craft beer found world wide. If in Bantry you got to go here, live music and Good jams , really nice beer garden and good food if needed. YOU HABENT BEEN TO BANRTY TILL YOU HAVE BEEN IN MA'S

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Birmingham
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Cracking old pub with an even older fridge, had the pleasure of watching and listening to a group of young school girls playing their instruments fantastic night. Well done Rob for GB Tours.

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Devon, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

was recommended this place by locals whom I met in Bristol before flying to Cork. Perfect Traditional Irish bar, the best place in the world as the locals would say.

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Skibbereen, Cork, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I can write a whole fantastic review about Ma's, but I won't! You gadda go there and experience it for yourself! All I will say that once your been there, you wanna come back for more! Locals or tourists alike...

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West Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The highlight of our trip to Ireland was Ma Murphys! This authentic pub should be on everyone's list to visit. We asked for photos and they took us behind the bar. The open mic night was magical. The locals played an amazing selection of instruments and the talent was WOW!. We totally fell in love with this place and highly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: New Street, Bantry, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Bantry
  • Phone Number: 353 27 50242

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