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best pub in kinsale, by a country mile!

Great hospitality in a charming setting. Friendly and authentic. Not catering to the tourist... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2018
Galway, Ireland
Real Irish Pub Experience

We checked out the Tap Tavern when we were in Kinsale. We had originally went looking for the pub... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2018
Julie H
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Reviewed September 14, 2018

Great hospitality in a charming setting. Friendly and authentic. Not catering to the tourist masses. Wish there were more pubs like it. But please keep it to yourself!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank cpobyrne
Reviewed July 24, 2018

We checked out the Tap Tavern when we were in Kinsale. We had originally went looking for the pub as we wanted to attend the ghost tour that starts from there later that night. Once we found it, we decided to have a drink before...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Julie H
Reviewed April 21, 2018

We went here to take in the Ghost Tour and well that was great the Pub itself was amazing . It feels like you have walked into someones living room and the there is Mary, charming wiity and full of life. The ghost tour is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

If you want to visit a real Irish pub where locals frequent in Kinsale then Tap Tavern is the place to go. We stopped in on a Wednesday evening and the only other people there were a few locals and Mary, the genteel proprietress. Mary...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank 101LisaD
Reviewed November 9, 2017

The pub is small with one bar and an open fire, serving a perfect pint of Guinness, everyone is made to feel welcome by the landlady Mary

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Barry W
Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

I visited Kinsale for a few days of relaxing in the middle of a business trip. The Tap was just down the street from where we were staying and I instantly fell in love. Cozy interior, roaring fire, no Muzak and spinning double diamond sign....More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic pub in the heart of the town and close by to our accommodation. We really enjoyed having a drink here on a rainy evening in Kinsale with the fire going!

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank ireland2812
Reviewed July 1, 2017

During our recent stay in Kinsale, Ireland, we enjoyed several evenings in the Tap Tavern. It is a lovely, family-friendly pub with historic and convivial atmosphere and a snug turf fire in the fireplace on chilly evenings. The pub is owned by Mary O'Neil, whom...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank billandpammatthys
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

This place is small and so popular it's a squeeze to get in, but it's authentic Ireland. Roaring fire, a yester Year cash register, revolving double diamond advert, no music and a lovely 80 yr old proprietress that welcomes everyone personally and thanks you too...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank markc2812
Reviewed November 18, 2016

Mary was behind the bar the day we arrived in Kinsale. We promptly fell in love with her and this charming, historically significant family owned tavern. Our ghost tour started and ended here, and it was a great spot for making connections and gathering information...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Donna H
September 25, 2018|
Response from Julie H | Reviewed this property |
I do not know the address but it is right near St Multose Church. It is probably a 5-7 min walk from Perryville house. We stayed at the Old Bank and we able to walk. The town is very walkable. The tap is very well known so... More
February 20, 2017|
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Response from billandpammatthys | Reviewed this property |
Mary's Bed and Breakfast is called the Seagull House
March 24, 2016|
Response from OrvalEnthusiast | Reviewed this property |
There is a charge. I've not taken it, but I believe you walk around the ancient streets of Kinsale at night, hearing scary stories. I would use google for more info.