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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, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place

Great atmosphere with live music, real irish spirit. Food was ok, low prices, just had to wait far too long for chicken goujons and chips, but we enjoyed the atmosphere and pint of Guinness while waiting. Staff very friendly and accommodating.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Liverpool England
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

visited carlingford for a party in taffes pub. Had a great night music food atmosphere was second to none. The staff were lovely friendly and hard working . The lovely Maureen made sure everything went well right down to the music an the amazing fire eater flame thrower. Taffes is right in the heart of carlingford village full of charm... More 

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dublin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Not a bad pub but definitely geared towards teenagers, pints are reasonably priced though. Pity that nobody is there to clean the toilets, not great to see the sink full of vomit for over half an hour. Reckon this place would be great for stags and hens though.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Visited Carlingford at the weekend and found this gem. Its a really unique bar with plenty of character and a real homely feel. The staff were great and with live music its got a real entertainment factor. Also a fab beer garden for when the sun shines. Its a definite must for anyone visiting or even passing through 😊 10... More 

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Riga
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Great atmosphere with live music, real irish spirit. Food was ok, low prices, just had to wait far too long for chicken goujons and chips, but we enjoyed the atmosphere and pint of Guinness while waiting. Staff very friendly and accommodating.

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Hove
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103 reviews 103 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We booked for 30 of us - admittedly a big ask at short notice - and we were offered the BBQ option. We were kept waiting for about 20 minutes before we could move to the dining area - understandable when we went in to find that we were actually in a full-on Castle, with all the mod-cons the middle... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Loved the authentic decor, friendly staff and roaring log fire on a very wet and windy day. Didn't dislike anything here

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Nenagh, Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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