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Bunratty Castle Folk Park, Bunratty, Ireland
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Description: Pub located on the grounds of Bunratty Castle. Best lamb stew in Ireland...
Pub located on the grounds of Bunratty Castle. Best lamb stew in Ireland and great pasta bolognese to boot. Great service, and charming authentic Irish atmosphere
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good stop for tea while at the folk park

We were visiting the park on a drizzly day. Out stop for tea and scones (and a beer for my husband) was just what we needed. I drank a lot of tea and ate a lot buns in Ireland. This tea ranks up there and the scone was quite tasty. Great place to stop with kids with lots of tables... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2014
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107 reviews 107 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were visiting the park on a drizzly day. Out stop for tea and scones (and a beer for my husband) was just what we needed. I drank a lot of tea and ate a lot buns in Ireland. This tea ranks up there and the scone was quite tasty. Great place to stop with kids with lots of tables... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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74 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Not expecting much from a pub in the touristy Bunratty Folk Park, we were pleasantly surprised to find it ranks up there with all classic Irish pubs. We were there for lunch and had the vegetable soup and seafood chowder - both delicious - and the special dish of the day, some kind of fish on top of a huge... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We were in the folk park on Easter Monday so there were lots of events on and it was packed. That didn't seem to matter in MacNamara's. We were seated quickly, served incredibly quickly and the food was lovely. There was a great buzz to the place but it didn't feel crowded though they were obviously very busy. We shared... More 

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Girard, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

we arrived rather late in the day, yet the staff treated us as if we were the first customers of the day! Joked with us, generally treated us like we were old friends!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Very tasty scones and cup cakes as we stopped in for a rest! The pub is very authentic, warm and friendly, and the tea was perfect! Thanks!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bunratty Castle Folk Park, Bunratty, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  Bunratty

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish

Description

Pub located on the grounds of Bunratty Castle. Best lamb stew in Ireland and great pasta bolognese to boot. Great service, and charming authentic Irish atmosphere

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