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“Simply the best pub for ceol agus craic!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Griffin's Bar

Griffin's Bar
Main Street, Clifden, Ireland
+353 95 21370
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Ranked #16 of 29 restaurants in Clifden
Cuisines: Irish
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Traditional Old Style Bar . Serves food during day. Great Irish / Rock / Disco Music all through the week and a real local gem
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Simply the best pub for ceol agus craic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

We visited Griffins Pub on St Patrick's weekend and we thoroughly enjoy the experience. John and Aidan the bar tenders were extremely friendly and looked after us well each night. David Griffin the proprietar was also very welcoming and remembered us from our last visit a few yrs ago. If you visit Clifden you must visit Griffins Bar. There was an excellent trad band playing here both nights called The Kline heads....excellent musicians who were very entertaining and played all of our requests. We are really looking forward to our next visit!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Genuine - welcoming Irish bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Went out of season but found a warm welcome, roaring fire and a great pint. Lots of places charge silly money to tourists for a Guinness (paid 6eu a pint down the road) but we were treated like locals in every way - and given good advice about sight-seeing and even had other pubs recommended. Not surprisingly we returned and felt like friends. Just had a toasted sandwich but it was well-prepared and did the job. It's not often you can walk into a real local pub and be treated like one of their own. Next time in Connemara we'll be heading straight back.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Most enjoyable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Had lunch there,food lovely,staff friendly and helpful,went back in the evening lovely open fire, stayed longer than we should have...?

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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4 restaurant reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Bad attitiude from staff”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Had reason to complain about a glass of wine - the reaction of the barman was to say I was mistaken and then turn his back and walk away while I was talking to him. Very disappointed. Seemed like a nice place and had planned to stay for another few rounds but couldn't stay after being treated so rudely. Pity.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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“Dont go there”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

Worst bar ever .owner has to be the rudest man ever.has no people skills only interested in taking your money.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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