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Taaffes Castle Bar

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Newry Street, Carlingford, Ireland
+353 (0) 429373770
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Drinks, Reservations, Seating
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
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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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great little pub.

Enjoyed a visit here in November. It was a Tuesday night and was extremely quiet as is usual at the time of the year. The beer was cold and tasty,the fire nice and toasty and a grand big smoking area out the back. We ordered pizza while we were there,I believe it came from an Italian across the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2015
JohnK9874
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dublin,ireland
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dublin,ireland
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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a visit here in November. It was a Tuesday night and was extremely quiet as is usual at the time of the year. The beer was cold and tasty,the fire nice and toasty and a grand big smoking area out the back. We ordered pizza while we were there,I believe it came from an Italian across the road and... More 

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Thank JohnK9874
Carlow, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

We stopped in here for one drink on the 14/11/2015 as part of a hen party and didn't leave till the small hours of the morning, there were two guys playing music, brilliant great craic and had everybody up dancing, the drinks were reasonably priced and the atmosphere was hopping. Would definitely return, and recommend to anybody on a hen/stag

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1 Thank Amy30102014
Dublin
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We called in here for a drink around 7pm and the place was rocking. There were a lot of guys who had obviously been there a while and were a little worst for the wear. The beer garden at the back also has a big group of guys in it who were loud and "rough" . There was a lot... More 

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Thank rozabell
Armagh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely disgusted with your upstairs bar! A guy spent the 1st part of the night, not only trying to drink our drinks BUT actually threw a bottle from 1 side of the dance floor / DJ box to the other ! Scattering 2 girls who were innocently enjoying their night with glass! After speaking to the bouncer on 2 occasions... More 

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Thank Andrea J
Omagh, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

I recently organised a hen do and chose to use one of Taaffes great hen package offers. Upon arrival, we ordered a drink whilst waiting for the rest of our party to arrive and nestled into a cosy booth. The atmosphere in the pub was warm and inviting and the staff were extremely friendly and professional. When we had all... More 

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1 Thank Redjed66
Sydney, Australia
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268 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

We'd been to dinner at a different location and stopped in here for a drink on our way back to our rented apartment. Atmosohere was lively and the music was pumping. We chose a table in the beer garden as it was a lovely night. After about 5 minutes we decided to move to a different table because the crowd... More 

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Thank 630mel
Newry, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Landed here saturday night after a few hours on the cocktails at PJs had a brilliant time all of us really enjoyed ourselves.Owners should be proud of their staff etc top class job will be back to close out the summer for 2015

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Thank michealewk
Reading, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Thank Jacqueline M
Craigavon, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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8 Thank RossMcG96
Dundonald, Belfast.
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222 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

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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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: British, Pub, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups

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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