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“great night out!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Muskerry Arms Restaurant

Muskerry Arms Restaurant
The Square | Co. Cork, Blarney, Ireland
+353 21 438 5200
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Ranked #4 of 18 Restaurants in Blarney
Cuisines: Irish
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Muskerry Arms was established as a small Public House in 1838 and is named after the Muskerry Tram Line, which serviced the village of Blarney up until the 1930's. The premises is owned by the O'Connor Family since 1984 and is personally managed by Nell O'Connor & Family.The Muskerry Arms is a great family run business, offering 11 recently decorated superior bedrooms, live music, coverage of all sporting events on our big screens, great food & drink and always a warm welcome from our friendly staff.The Muskerry offers the ambience of a great Irish Pub with the olde world charme & character in the decor and the friendly reception you will recieve coming through our doors.So if you are just passing through or just back from visiting the Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, it's all waiting for you here in the Muskerry Arms.After extensive renovations over time we now have an establishment rich in heritage and folklore which continues to be the focal point of Blarney.Every Monday -Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday Night we have a Traditional Irish Music & Storytelling Session in our upstairs Tavern Room.Starts at 7pm until 9pm. No Cover Charge. Full Bar Menu & Bar. Smoking Terrace.Food is served everyday from 8am until late, offering you a daily choice of ...........All Day BreakfastsRoast Specials Chef Special'sTraditional Fish & ChipsSteak & ChipsHome Made SatayFreshly Made Goujans Served with French Fries & SaladHome Made Fish CakesSandwich OptionsHomemade Chowder & SoupsChicken Caesar SaladsGreat Selection of Delicious DessertsFreshly Brewed Teas & Coffees & Hot Chocolate
Adelaide, Australia
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“great night out!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

A great meal, very friendly staff and fabulous entertainment. The singer on the night was Kieren, he was terrific. He involved everyone in the music with him and I got to hear my favourite song from PS I Love You, the movie, Galway Girl. It was awesome, we ended the nibht pur hasing his cd and were able to listen to it the car whilst youring around. A Fab Night!

Visited July 2014
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MaryBeth O, Owner at Muskerry Arms Restaurant, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Hi Jill, Thank you for your enthusiastic feedback! We're glad you enjoyed your evening, the food the staff and the music. We look forward to welcoming you back on a future trip. kind regards, MaryBeth
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Lenexa
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“Finally...the pub we were looking for all over Ireland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Apparently, Sunday night is the night to go to the pub in Ireland. We arrived in Blarney after driving and doing touristy stuff all day. Looking to relax and grab a drink, this was the perfect spot.

Live Music (which was phenomenal...wish I'd grabbed the singers name), a lively crowd, dancing, drinks. It was what we had been looking for in all the other pubs in the towns we were driving through and not finding. Muskerry Arms was so great Sunday, we ended up stopping by for for both breakfast and dinner on Monday. Sadly, after the liveliness of Sunday night, Monday was a bit more subdued with no live music (at least downstairs where we were), but it was a wonderful meal.

Sunday night at Muskerry Arms is one of the stories we've told all our friends upon return home when they asked about our trip.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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MaryBeth O, Manager at Muskerry Arms Restaurant, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Thank you for your kind review. We're happy you enjoyed your visit. If you let me know which Sunday evening you were here I can find out who the singer was for you. During the summer we have traditional music during the week in the upstairs function room. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you're in the area. kind regards, MaryBeth
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Wicklow, Ireland
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“Many meals had here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We spent a few days in Blarney. We happened upon The Muskerry Arms while looking for somewhere for lunch. It was so good we ate dinner there the next two nights. It was fantastic. The food was gorgeous, the staff very friendly and accomodating and the setting very pleasant. We had a 4 year old with us who wanted pasta which was not on the kiddie menu - they had no problem making a pasta dish for her. The tiger prawn salad is great.

Visited July 2014
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MaryBeth O, Manager at Muskerry Arms Restaurant, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. We're glad you enjoyed your meals and hope the next time you're in the Blarney area you'll stay at The Muskerry Arms. Our B&B rooms include a family room. kind regards, MaryBeth
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Rochester, Australia
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“What a Delightful Host and place to eat and have a pint”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Loved this old style pub with delightful host and décor. Had some of the most delightful meals here , we even were able to have our own private dining area which would be lovely for someone on a honeymoon. Able to meet many locals and discuss where to go to see the many attractions.

Visited April 2014
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MaryBeth O, Manager at Muskerry Arms Restaurant, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Thank you for your delightful review. We are pleased you had such a good experience meeting some of the locals and getting tips on what attractions to see. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in the area. kind regards, MaryBeth
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“Good food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a pub that offers lots! The food is good quality and served quickly although you never feel rushed. There is a big screen TV in the bar but our waitress kept us informed of the score of the World Cup. Trad Irish music is played many nights a week. We didn't get the name of our waitress, but she was excellent - checked to make sure we had everything we wished, but she never seemed hurried although we could see she had lots of tables.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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