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Taaffes Castle Bar

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Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen, Pub
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Newry Street, Carlingford, Ireland
+353 (0) 429373770
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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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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A drink in the castle!

Great traditional pub..... Comfy chairs....enjoy a Guinness! Staff helpful and friendly. Lovely nibbles :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Reading, United Kingdom
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  • Bar scene
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Reading, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great traditional pub..... Comfy chairs....enjoy a Guinness! Staff helpful and friendly. Lovely nibbles :)

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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I recently visited Taaffes bar and night club for a stag party. However we were denied access for no apparent reason other than the fact that we were from the north of Ireland. After we tried getting in the DOORMEN (bouncers) brought us out into their side alley and started fighting with us. The eldest bouncer (late 40's, over 6.2ft)... More 

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Dundonald, Belfast.
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83 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This place is always busy but still manages to retain all that's good about a proper Irish pub. Great service, great music 🎶 and great craic.

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Dublin, Ireland
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Popped in here for a quick bite to eat in the afternoon. Although pub wasn't busy, service was extreeeeemly slow. Orders for five eventually taken, food took quite a while to arrive, then not as ordered. Portion sizes were on the very slim size and food itself was below mediocre, have had better from a chip-van. Man beside us ordered... More 

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Taaffes Bar made our hen weekend. The staff could not have been nicer! We ate a BBQ the food was amazing and plenty of it. The setting was to die for... Great bands all weekend, highly recommend

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Tenbury Wells Worcestershire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We were quite a large hen party of 25 and did the cocktail making class and it was fantastic!! The staff were so friendly and the barman Barry who was doing the activity with us was a great laugh and made the experience thoroughly enjoyable - I would definitively recommend this activity in Taaffe's to future hen parties. Another perk... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Popped in because it was raining (my excuse) Carlingfords oldest pub, the staff where very friendly and polite , check out the old carpenters tools in display cases, and a variety of old metal Guinness signage. Plenty of space and seating areas it was bouncing the second time I visited but we still found 5 seats. Pool table and sky... More 

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dublin
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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

.Nice pub,friendly staff,spotless toilets,we were very lucky with weather so could sit outdoors in the beer garden.In the centre of town so no views of carlingfords beautiful scenery . Teens enjoyed playing pool.Limited bar menu,snacks really. We were staying local midweek so would reckon would be mad weekend.

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Dundalk, Ireland
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28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Where here last night at a birthday party, food was fine. Average party food on paper plates. But who cares really did the job! Pub got really busy later on, lots of drunk lads! Pushing etc, but besides that would recommend it for a night out, live band were pretty good also!

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N Ireland
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16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Love the decor the atmosphere and the menu, the outside beer garden is fab especially when the sun shines i could sit there all day with friends it close to everything

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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, Delicatessen, 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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