Mellett's Emporium
Mellett's Emporium
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12:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Friday
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Mellett's Emporium is an original Old Worlde Pub that has been in the Mellett Family since 1797 and seven generations. Although there have been many changes to the business since it first opened i.e. You can no longer purchase groceries, arrange your funeral or book your boat to America, the pub still retains its original character. On display in the pub is a vast collection of antiques and memorabilia which have been amassed since opening the doors in 1797. Everybody is welcome at Mellett's Emporium where you can relax in front of the roaring fire, watch a match on one of the big screens or enjoy a drink 'al fresco' in the large beer garden. Customers can avail of free WIFI and card payments are accepted.
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  • tom b
    3 contributions
    A rare gem of a Pub
    Mellet’s somehow captures the very essence of an Irish Pub, from the minute you walk onto the flagged floor you’ll be at ease. The hanging cast iron pots and pans, along with thousands of historical articles they’ve collected down the years, will impress and grab your interest - literally a museum!. The warm smiling welcome is as cheery as the open fire, and it soon becomes clear that the Mellett Family, their staff and their customers are all there to make sure you’ll want to come back with your friends, who will be just as captured by the ambience of the place, the quality of the conversation, the food drink and spotless toilets. It’s what has kept them in Swinford for generations . A real rare gem, highly recommended…. TB
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 14, 2023
  • Mags
    7 contributions
    Happy days /nights
    Great spot for a drink and catch up with family and friends. Sometimes there is live music and that's always brilliant. Fabulous pub and friendly staff. Wouldn't go anywhere else.
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 21, 2020
  • Gavagcla
    Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom54 contributions
    Wonderful Irish pub
    What a great pub. First trip to Ireland and was delighted to find a pub that would have been in the town when my ancestors lived in Swinford. The pub is packed with momentos across the generations of the family that have ran the pub since the late 1700s. It is atmospheric. As a solo traveller, I felt comfortable and welcome in this pub. If you want a typical Irish pub then is place is highly recommended.
    Written September 28, 2022
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tom b
3 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
Mellet’s somehow captures the very essence of an Irish Pub, from the minute you walk onto the flagged floor you’ll be at ease.
The hanging cast iron pots and pans, along with thousands of historical articles they’ve collected down the years, will impress and grab your interest - literally a museum!.
The warm smiling welcome is as cheery as the open fire, and it soon becomes clear that the Mellett Family, their staff and their customers are all there to make sure you’ll want to come back with your friends, who will be just as captured by the ambience of the place, the quality of the conversation, the food drink and spotless toilets. It’s what has kept them in Swinford for generations . A real rare gem, highly recommended…. TB
Written January 14, 2023
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BD
Bromley, UK400 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
We were looking for a traditional Irish pub on our way to knock airport to have one last drink to finish our trip.
We kept going until we reached the town of Swinford and decided to park up and have a look at what was open. I must admit I wasn’t too sure about going into Melletts as the outside decor is a bit off putting. However all that fell away when we walked in and spotted that beautiful open fire 🔥. We enjoyed a couple of last drinks in this wonderful pub - the barmaid was welcoming and the toilets looked like they had been newly refurbished. See, never judge a book by it’s cover.
Ended our trip to Mayo on a high. Definitely worth a visit if in town.
Written January 3, 2023
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Gavagcla
Stockton-on-Tees, UK54 contributions
Sep 2022
What a great pub. First trip to Ireland and was delighted to find a pub that would have been in the town when my ancestors lived in Swinford. The pub is packed with momentos across the generations of the family that have ran the pub since the late 1700s. It is atmospheric. As a solo traveller, I felt comfortable and welcome in this pub. If you want a typical Irish pub then is place is highly recommended.
Written September 28, 2022
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Mags
7 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
Great spot for a drink and catch up with family and friends. Sometimes there is live music and that's always brilliant. Fabulous pub and friendly staff. Wouldn't go anywhere else.
Written August 21, 2020
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flyfisherchris
Swinford, Ireland36 contributions
Oct 2019
Great traditional pub in swinford, great atmosphere and always very welcoming. True Irish hospitality.
Written November 6, 2019
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vamountainfan
New York14 contributions
Sep 2019
We are Americans who stayed in Swinford for 2 nights in September. Marie Mellett, the publican and first female owner of Mellett's in hundreds of years, is a kind and welcoming person who will make you feel at home. In fact, everyone who worked here made us feel very welcome. It is beautifully decorated, with all sorts of fascinating things on the wall having to do with the history of the pub. This pub has been in the Mellett family for seven generations. If you want a true Irish pub experience, as it's done in Ireland, go here! I can't recommend Mellett's highly enough!
Written September 29, 2019
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Tommytexa
Essex, UK6 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
This pub does need any more five star reviews because it is simply one of the very best pubs in Ireland. This is a tardis of a bar that streches way way back and is decorated from floor to ceiling with 200 years plus of love and effort, of collected local memorabilia. But is a proper real local pub as well, with great beer and sports, and a great outdoor back bar which the younger crowd make their own in the evening. This is a great friendly town and if you are lucky enough to have a night in Melletts i am sure you will agree with me, that this is a very special bar.
Thanks to the great staff for looking after us so well. Will be back.
Written August 7, 2019
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Lorraine
United Kingdom2 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Really friendly staff and customers. lovely atmosphere lots of different sports on the TV.
Lovely outside back room too
Written July 10, 2019
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WoIman
Province of Connacht, Ireland369 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
The only place in Swinford to watch any Sport that you are interested in
The staff are knowledgable and the Pub has a multitude of screens which will be tuned into your requirements
The beer - particularly the GUINNESS is the best in the town.
A must stop place to visit - I recommend.
Written May 4, 2019
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Jim M
Swinford, Ireland25 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
I have been in Mellet's quite a few times over the last few years. It is a warm, welcoming and well run pub with an excellent pint and friendly staff. The customers are mainly local but it is very popular with visitors too. Mellett's is usually our family's first choice for a night out in Swinford and I would definitely recommend a visit there for anyone staying in the area!
Written April 15, 2019
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Mellett's Emporium (Swinford) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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Mellett's Emporium is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Mon - Thu 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Fri - Fri 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Sat - Sat 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM