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Bunratty Castle Folk Park, Bunratty, Ireland
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Dining options: Lunch
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
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great pub

We called in here and had a drink and a bite to eat, great little pub the food was lovely and the staff were on the ball

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Cork, Ireland
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Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We called in here and had a drink and a bite to eat, great little pub the food was lovely and the staff were on the ball

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Omagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Very unexpected in a tourist attraction such as this. The food was very tasty and there was plenty of it. Very reasonably priced too. Very quick service.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We went here because it looked like the most convenient place to eat whilst in bunratty castle. Then we were presented with black plastic menus with the name of the food service provider on and staff in modern clothes. The food came super quick, as in far too quick for it to have been cooked to order, but it all... More 

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Kildare, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great staff lovely resonably priced food only pity is during the summer food is only served until,4 pm. Food is fresh tasty and plentiful and good value.

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Keedysville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Enjoyed frindlt staff to treat us to a cold pint and a little whiskey to a packed day of touring the Bunratty area.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Just grabbed a quick lunch of soup & salad, which were both good, and served quickly and pleasantly.

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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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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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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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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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