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Market Square, Portsmouth, NH
603-319-1680
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11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
OMG Way Cool

Walking the streets with family and we saw this place. It's and old bank turned into an Irish Pub. No Really, way cool inside and plenty to drink.. We didn't eat so no help there, but it smelled and looked good. If your in the area we've got to check this place out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Tyrone D
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Manchester, Connecticut
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Woodstock, Connecticut
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

An old bank building setup for a bash! Large open air spaces with plenty of bar, high-top, booth & table seating. The only unfortunate thing is that we didn't eat anything--------all the dishes that passed by looked great, but way too much good beer to fill up on :) Going back to try the food--maybe!! Enjoy!

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Manchester, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Walking the streets with family and we saw this place. It's and old bank turned into an Irish Pub. No Really, way cool inside and plenty to drink.. We didn't eat so no help there, but it smelled and looked good. If your in the area we've got to check this place out.

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Rocky Hill, CT
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92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We ate a late lunch here. The waitress recommended a special that was very good. The service was excellent (we were the only ones in the bar area and only about 3 other tables in the dining room at 2:30 for lunch). They have typical pub food, and lots of beers on tap. We were pleased with our choice to... More 

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Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Stopped for lunch on Sunday after visiting the Banke museum. Had a bit of a wait, as there was a baby shower in the upper half. But after ordering the fish and chips ($15) which was huge, it was worth the wait. Cold Guinness too.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Nice pub situated in a converted historical bank. Still have the safe doors and bars with an amazing wood bar. The bartender was great. The only down side that all the restaurants seem to have in Portsmouth is that kitchens close early and late night diners have to pray their hotel has a snack machine!

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No.Springfield,VT
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We went to Ri Ra's on a Sunday night and there were quite a few people there. The Irish group playing traditional Irish was very good. We had a friendly waitress that was very attentive . Our food came on the slow side and was fair to average. Although not spectacular we enjoyed the artichoke dip. The lighting is on... More 

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Hanover, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very nice place but a chain place and not really a pub. Beautiful bank building and great location. I had the potato leek soup which was average but a good portion. The Guinness was served in a proper pint glass so you won't be disappointed. However, this is a prepackaged place where they asked me if I had a loyalty... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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101 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We stopped in to watch the US Women's World Cup (along with many others -- it was packed!). The drinks were competitively priced. Desserts were ok. Our waiter was very good for a very busy night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Very good food, had an Irish singer in for the night who did an excellent job! Would recommend for the experience!! Almost like being back in Ireland!

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Authentic Irish pub with surprisingly good food. Great location in the heart of Portsmouth makes for a nice walk after dinner. Service is always good and the wait staff are very pleasant

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Market Square, Portsmouth, NH
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 603-319-1680

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish, British, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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