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Main Street (N67), Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
+353 65 707 4207
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $28
Cuisines: Irish, Seafood, Steakhouse, International
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Good for: Local cuisine
Description: The Irish Arms is a Pub, Restaurant and B & B situated in Lisdoonvarna Co Clare. This landmark Pub has been owned and run by The McNamara Family since 1990. It's reputation as the best Pub in which to dine in Lisdoonvarna has been built on steadily, year after year, for nearly quarter of a century. Maintaining high standards in quality, service and hygiene are always their top priority. The Irish Arms is highly recommended by many of their neighbournig Guest Houses, B&Bs, and Hostels. Their Menu caters for most tastes, with a strong leaning towards Traditional Irish Food. They serve Homemade Soups and Chowders, Burren Smoked Salmon and Succulent Steaks, as well as their famous Bacon & Cabbage, and Beef in Guinness Stew. A Daily Secial is served everyday and a Roast Dinner is available every Sunday. They offer a varied Kids Menu for only €5.50. They serve quality food at reasonable prices. You will find them conveniently located on the Main Street at the top of the town, next door to the Post Office, and only 200 metres from Lisdoonvarna Town Centre. The McNamara Family look forward to seeing you at The Irish Arms soon.
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Was a good pint, great food. Even out of season they just took the order and the food was top class, if in the area again would take a walk down there again, not a problem

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Sao Paulo, SP
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

the pub is more than a hundred years old, serving excellent irish food for reasonably prices. a very good stopping point if you drive from Dublin to the Cliffs.

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Dublin, Ireland
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

With my husband & 2 kids went into the Irish arms as it looked nice & lots of good comments on trip adviser. Was very disappointed with my visit here. Firstly we didn't feel one bit welcome from the offset. Barman/ waiter was very rude and abrupt. He kept pushing my daughter's buggy away from the table preventing her from... More 

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Shenandoah, Virginia
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

Friendly, both staff and other customers. Good food, good beer. And it's very clean. Fish and chips are generous, mushy peas are really good, bacon cabbage and potato dinner will keep you going for a long night of beer.

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Newmarket, Cork, Ireland
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Good food & friendly staff. V.pleasant in fairness & a good spot to even call in on your own. Staff were friendly without being in your face. Nice bar.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We enjoyed a great evening in this Pub! The food was fantastic, the prices are really ok and it has a nice atmosphere. If you are searching a Pub with a local atmosphere, visit the Irish Arms. All people are very attentive and we do not (!!) felt like tourists ;-)

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Bolton, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Lively music and dancing and one had the feeling that it was community spirit at its best, Very friendly.

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Dundalk, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Went in to the irish arms for a bite to eat,at first seemed very friendly,but that all changed when I went to pay,I wasn't very hungry so just ordered a soup,then plate of chips,requested if possible chef mite be able to add 2 fried eggs to chips,waiter didn't seem to think that chef would accommodate ,how and ever he eventually... More 

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SeaninMac, Owner at The Irish Arms, responded to this review

Very sorry to hear that you were not happy with the price of your lunch. I think the misunderstanding may have been caused by your lunch being written down as a full irish breakfast which is €8.50. Apologies. More 

Dingle, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A nice pub, looks clean, food was nice. Slow service on that day it was busy so understandable. There was no welcome and the owner seemed very business like. I would give an extra star if there was an effort made to be friendly. Great village and area to visit.

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Donnybrook, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We stumbled along this cosy pub after seeing the cliffs . The food and service were just what we needed . The atmosphere is traditional Ireland and cosy . Thanks :)

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SeaninMac, Owner at The Irish Arms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. Please call in again next time you are in the area. More 

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Address: Main Street (N67), Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 65 707 4207
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  The Burren  >  Lisdoonvarna
Average Prices: USD 5 - 28
Cuisine: Irish, Seafood, Steakhouse, International

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