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Taaffes Castle Bar

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Sandwiches, Barbecue, Pub
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Newry Street, Carlingford, Ireland
+353 (0) 429373770
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We are an Irish traditional pub that serves pub grub at a high standard...
We are an Irish traditional pub that serves pub grub at a high standard downstairs, a disco bar upstairs that attracts a crowd of all age groups at the weekend and a banquet hall in the castle, enjoy cheers
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Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 47
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  • 17
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
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  • 10
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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
Lovely welcoming fire and not soup

Nice pub with very friendly staff. Good for watching sports as there are tvs all round. Sound is not too invasive either which is good. Pub grub terrific and served dhoti with a smile.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
Maureen M
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Nenagh, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Very friendly staff, nice place for a pint and a game of pool. Food is also good. Seems to be a place for all the family to go.

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Warrenpoint, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Been visiting this great bar on and off for years. Live music downstairs and a superb free disco upstairs. The smoking area upstairs and attached to the castle is amazing. You could have a great night here alone with the music permeating out. I usually do the obligatory pub crawl round the other bars but, on Saturday night, the craic... More 

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County Wexford, Ireland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

A crew of 27 of us went to Carlingford for my sisters hen party and we had an absolute ball mainly due to the great music and atmosphere in Taffes. We arrived in Unannounced friday night and got a great reception and the music. We had such a great night that we went back again saturday night and danced all... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

called in here sunday 1st feb 2015...as i wanted to se football match called old firm derby v celtic...we got a nice seat to watch the football..and ordered drinks and meal...the drinks and soup where an ok - plus..but the main meals of beef burgers and wedges and chicken coujons wer a bit bland and oily not eat burger...we both... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

visited Carlingford on Friday for my Birthday and stopped off in Taaffes for a few beers. It is a great traditional little pub very homely and great atmosphere cant wait to revisit in the summer and have a few beers in the beer garden :-D

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Doha, Qatar
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Having attended a wedding in Carlingford recently, we were invited to Taaffes castle the following day for a "post wedding party". As an infrequent drinker i reluctantly agreed, buy boy am i glad we did. From the moment we arrived ( a large party of 45 ) we were greeted by warm and friendly staff who could do no more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My husband and I got married in Carlingford and were looking for a nice pub to host a party the night after the wedding. From the moment we met Barry in Taaffes he took care of everything and organised a band and finger food for the night. The night itself was brilliant with friendly and attentive bar staff and Barry... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Nice pub with very friendly staff. Good for watching sports as there are tvs all round. Sound is not too invasive either which is good. Pub grub terrific and served dhoti with a smile.

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Carlingford, Louth, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Probably my favourite pub in all of Carlingford. The atmosphere is great and the staff is friendly. The place is broken into several different rooms and is attached to a castle. You can't actually go into the castle but it's still great. The hens and the stags fill the place on Friday and Saturday night, so avoid those nights unless... More 

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Dundalk, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Recently had a 35th birthday party in the medieval castle part of the bar which provided a great atmosphere and great novelty. Both the staff and the service were outstanding and nothing was too much trouble. We had drinks in the lively old world bar, with live band playing and made our way down to the banquest hall/ party zone.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Newry Street, Carlingford, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Louth  >  Carlingford
  • Phone Number: +353 (0) 429373770

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Barbecue, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

We are an Irish traditional pub that serves pub grub at a high standard downstairs, a disco bar upstairs that attracts a crowd of all age groups at the weekend and a banquet hall in the castle, enjoy cheers

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