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Sean Bolan's Pub

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12 S. Main Street, Bel Air, MD
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always A Treat

Food, service and ambience are always good. The location is convenient and it's in an area that invites a casual stroll after dinner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Food, service and ambience are always good. The location is convenient and it's in an area that invites a casual stroll after dinner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This is a very authentic Irish Pub and I have 10 visits to Ireland to make the observation. If you enjoy a perfectly poured pint than Bolan's is your place. All of the Irish specializes are great especially the soups and chowders. The specials are creative and tasty and the atmosphere is true Irish-friendly. They could do a little better... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Sean Bolan's is a small Irish pub on Main Street. The Irish Rolls appetizers are absolutely wonderful. My husband, who generally doesn't care for appetizers, loves these things as much as I do. When you read the description for the rolls, don't be put off if you don't like cabbage. The cabbage is not overwhelming. Today, I also had Shepherd's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Probably the best food in Bel Air. Great soups and specials. The upstairs is great for sitting down and having a meal

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Sean Bolan's is a great place to get a few drinks or enjoy some favorite Irish dishes. The prices are reasonable, and the food is quite tasty. The restaurant can get quite crowded, especially late on a Friday or Saturday as the bar crowd arrives, but that's also part of the appeal. If you are bringing a large party, especially... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I've been here several times and while the beer selection is awesome and the pub setting is spot on, the food is just alright. I'll definitely be back as its a great place to hang out, but I'll stick to the appetizers. :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Maybe I need to try dinner. Just ordered appetizers and was unimpressed. Beer selection (draft) was great. Enjoyed a well poured Guinness.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I have been to Ireland twice and Sean Bolans is just about the same as being in a pub in Ireland. The food is very good. I love the fish and chips and the wings are awesome too. The music is not loud so you can have a conversation with your party. The Guinness is served at the proper temperature,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We live in Bel Air, and love going to Bolans for the specials. The food off the menu is good, but the specials really make dining there a great experience. Hubby took me there for my birthday and we both got the beef wellington. Super tender, perfectly cooked filet topped with mushrooms and wrapped in a flaky dough. The dish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We are big Sean Bolan's fans. My husband loves their beer selection. We both love the food selection--the Reuben sandwich is the best around. I like to sit upstairs because downstairs gets too crowded and people will stand around while you are eating.

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Additional Information about Sean Bolan's Pub

Address: 12 S. Main Street, Bel Air, MD
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bel Air
Cuisine: American, Irish, Pub

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  • Address: 12 S. Main Street, Bel Air, MD
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bel Air

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Irish, Pub

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