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W.J. South's Pub

Open Now: 10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
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A beautiful pub

I sought out this pub as I learned at the Frank McCourt Museum that this was where he had his first... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
Omaha, Nebraska

A beautiful and historic pub; a definite must visit for anyone after visiting the Frank McCourt... read more

Reviewed February 5, 2018
Baltimore, Maryland
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  • Terrible8%
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A popular pub with a friendly ambiance and great food.
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4 Quinlan Street, Limerick, Ireland
+353 56 131 8850
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Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

Went here last night for a few Christmas work drinks..... We had pre-booked finger food, as last year it was amazing. However this year we handed over €140.00 for 4 miserable baskets of finger food! Utterly disgusted!!!! Total rip-off at this time of the year!...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

I sought out this pub as I learned at the Frank McCourt Museum that this was where he had his first drink. It was so beautiful I asked to take some pictures. I enjoyed a delicious Irish coffee and read several local papers. Like many...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank raqueldowd
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

I missed this bar on the first try by a street. No so unlucky for second attempt and boy was I great full. Most welcoming staff and customers really made feel at home. Cosy comfortable surroundings and furnishings with a great Guinness on offer. They...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank doniegg
Reviewed June 5, 2018

Having spent a lot of time in Limerick city as a child and this was the local my parent's generation went to (the other being Wolfe Tone's up the road which was never in the same league, but if you're into dive bars, that's your...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful decore. Can get crowded on matchdays. Friendly and professional service. They even have decaf capochino during the day 😁

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Pania L
Reviewed February 5, 2018

A beautiful and historic pub; a definite must visit for anyone after visiting the Frank McCourt Museum!

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank HWyattnichol
Reviewed November 6, 2017

As it started to rain on my Limerick walk-about. I was pleased to find W.J. South's Pub after I left the nearby Frank McCourt museum. It was nice to have a few dry minutes and a glass of Guinness goodness in this friendly, pleasant pub....More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank ThePBR
Reviewed July 10, 2017

This was the nearest pub to our hotel so quickly became our local!..excellent staff and although we did not eat the lunchtime food looked very good...they do not serve dinner which seems the norm for a lot of pubs we visited ... if i was...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank mike c
Reviewed January 19, 2017

While visiting the Frank McCourt Museum, we learned that this pub was basically around the corner from the museum so we decided to go check it out. This of course is the pub that Frank took his first pint. We were there around the lunch...More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank BahiaDelray
Reviewed January 7, 2017

We had lunch in South's yet once again. There is a great atmosphere here. This pub is family run and what a great difference this makes. Our lunch was delightful; fresh tasty and plenty. I went for the steak which was freshly cooked as were...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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November 16, 2016|
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Response from Mike M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Geraldine,unfortunately I don't have an answer to your question.From experience they only serve lunch around 12 - 2pm. Otherwise it's a tostie that's available only during the day. Regard's, Mike.