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Address: 16/17 MacCurtain Street, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: 0214509615
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Cosy, friendly bar with warm fire and great whiskies!

My wife and I were staying for a night in Isaac's Hotel in Cork recently so the Shelbourne Bar was the natural place to go. The bar was busy without being overcrowded and there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mungret291
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Limerick, Ireland
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Limerick, Ireland
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were staying for a night in Isaac's Hotel in Cork recently so the Shelbourne Bar was the natural place to go. The bar was busy without being overcrowded and there was a warm, welcoming atmosphere there. The bar staff were extremely attentive and looked after all our needs. Mark, the whiskey expert, took time to talk... More 

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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review, I will pass on your kind words to Mark, he certainly is the Whiskey expert. I hope you get a chance to visit us again in the near future. Philip Gillivan Owner More 

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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

NIce pint..even nicer whiskey.Service was excellent from the manager and staff that was on that night. Was quite when we arrived but it was late in the evening and we were on the way back to the Hotel. Very accommodating in there approach anf knowledgeable about whiskey.

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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this review

Hi There Thank you for your great review of the Shelbourne bar, it really is great to get positive feedback. I hope you get the chance to visit us again in the near future. Best wishes Philip Gillivan More 

Cork, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Booked some tables here a few nights ago to celebrate a party and I have to say the staff were absolutely great! The bar was very busy as there was a match on however the service at the bar was still very fast. All the staff were friendly, helpful and clearly work very well together. I would recommend this bar... More 

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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this review

Dear Lisa Thank you for the great review, it really means a lot to us to get positive feedback. I am delighted your night went so well. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Regards Philip More 

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Really impressed, beautiful pizza, roaring fire and great staff! What else do you need. I recommend this bar for comfort on a winters day

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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this review

Hi Laoise Thank you for the lovely review. We are delighted you found us. Kind regards Philip More 

Orpington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This is a cracking place. An extraordinary amount of Irish whiskies in there - we bought a floater which had three of those and tasting notes. Loving the stools all around the bar and every staff member we met was brilliant. All friendly and great chats were had. Excellent bar.

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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this review

Hi Chris Thank you for the great review. It is lovely to get positive feedback on the Shelbourne and your experience with us. I look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Regards Philip More 

Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

The very best bar in Cork! Cozy atmosphere, quick service, and a very friendly bar staff. Very impressed with the whiskey selection!

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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this review

Hi Edmond Thank you for your great review of the Shelbourne bar. We really appreciate it. I am very lucky to have such great people working with me here in the Shelbourne bar. We hope to see you again in the near future. Regards Philip More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Not really much to be said. This place was a great little find! Stumbled across the Shelbourne on our second night of 4 in Cork and we made sure we went back! Both nights the barman was fantastic! Friendly, chatty and happy to have a joke with us. We asked about the 'floaters' as we hadn't heard of this before... More 

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41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Visited here while in Cork on holiday. We collect and drink whiskey, the selection of whiskey here is amazing and the staff were full of advice, they even allowed us to handle and nose some bottles. Must admit we sampled a few, paid for of course. The whiskies were good the beer too. Staff pleasant. Very important was the place... More 

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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you for your great review of the Shelbourne . I am delighted you enjoyed your visit and especially our Irish a Whiskey selection. I will pass on your review to all who work so hard in the shelbourne . I hope you get the chance to visit Cork again in the near future. Regards Philip Owner More 

Baiersbronn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

I stayed 3 Nights in Cork and just Wanna say thank you to you and your awesome staff especially the bartender with the moustache cant remember His Name he really made my stay unforgettable and definately Makes ne Comeback His outstanding Knowledge of the Whisky i tasted and His recommendations i Love Irish Whisky now your Place is an incredible... More 

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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this review

Dear Mike Thank you for the great Review. Mark is the bar mans name and he certainly knows about Irish whiskey and is very passionate about it. I am glad you enjoyed your visit to the Shelbourne bar and we hope to see you back again soon. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Great pub great stuff great lively atmosphere. Nice restaurants are a stone throw away too! Would highly recommend a night here if in Cork!

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