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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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  • 18
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
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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
Friendly fun and quirky

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
littleboo
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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  • Bar scene
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78 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Hove
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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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
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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
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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
34 helpful votes 34 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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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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