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All 19 Carlingford Restaurants

Taaffes Castle Bar

Newry Street, Carlingford, Ireland
+353 (0) 429373770
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Ranked #13 of 19 Restaurants in Carlingford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $10
Cuisines: Barbecue, Pub, Sandwiches
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Has the potential to be a top Irish Pub, But seems to have a split focus. Theres alot going on adn thats probably were the problem falls. I certainly wouldnt suggest its known for its food. I''d suggest other providers in Carlingford for that. But if you're looking for drinks. Its a good spot and can be great craic.

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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
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 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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Bratislava Region, Slovakia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great bar with great staff, service, food, drink and music! We were a hen party of 23 people and spent a few hours there on Friday night, Saturday afternoon and an hour or so on Saturday night and had a great time! The staff were so nice and friendly and welcoming of the bride to be and her entourage! Thanks... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I have travelled a fair amount but finding Taaffes Castle Bar was worth travelling too. What a great place. If you like good food, great atmosphere, friendly staff this place has it all and more, much more. If you go to Ireland make sure this is on your bucket list, you won't be disappointed.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

great music drew great crowds. a real fun time to be had at taaffes if you want to hear some fun (if a bit tourist focussed) music.

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Address: Newry Street, Carlingford, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 (0) 429373770
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Louth  >  Carlingford
Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
Cuisine: Barbecue, Pub, Sandwiches

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