The Roaring Donkey

The Roaring Donkey, Cobh: Hours, Address, The Roaring Donkey Reviews: 5/5

The Roaring Donkey
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Bars & Clubs • Wine Bars
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Saturday
3:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Sunday
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Wahaay
London, UK1,791 contributions
Dec 2021
Like most pubs in Ireland the Roaring Donkey has had to cope with the ever-changing pandemic resrictions which it enforces fully but with discretion.
However it's good to report the pub still retains its reputation as an authentic Irish boozer.
There's a trad session still pulling in the crowds on a Wednesday night and the creamy pints of stout are as outstanding as ever.
The heated smokatorium at the rear of the pub is also a great boon as winter extends its chilly embrace.
And the welcome to one and all from the staff has lost none of its legendary warmth.
The Donkey has taken some hits over the past 20 months or so but it's alive and kicking and still well worth the climb up the hill.
Written December 9, 2021
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Ethel G
County Dublin, Ireland8 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Hard to find a good ballad session.in these times. Trad music is great but like it more when there's a bit of singing and group ask people who can sing to join them. Went with mu hubby on Wed last. We had a great time and will go again when in Cobh. I believe this happens every Wed, especially. Ethel Gallagher
Written February 29, 2020
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Edel
Newbridge, Ireland744 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
If you want to have a good night out, meeting locals and having the Craic head to The Roaring Donkey. We were there for the Regatta weekend and had a great evening. Great welcome, good service and plenty of memorabilia on the walls to keep you interested.
Written August 20, 2019
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Squigs1971
North Wales, UK15 contributions
Jun 2019
Amazing craic, great music, lovely people, friendly atmosphere. Nice little beer garden to the rear. Definitely worth a trip.
Written August 7, 2019
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klunk71
Kinver, UK62 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
Having docked in Cobh on a cruise from Southampton we looked around the town to find a little watering hole to try the Guinness. Most of the pubs near the dock were packed and we also wanted to see the Cathedral so we walked the short distance up the hill. After seeing the Cathedral and the stunning views it was time to get that drink, so we walked a little further up the hill and found this little pub. Upon entering we received a very warm welcome from the owner and the barmaid. The pub is full of character from pictures on the walls, little funny quotes and is the sort of pub I expected to see in Ireland. We had 4 Guiness’s which I thought was quite cheap at €14. We then took our drinks out the back to the rear beer garden which is a little sun trap. There are seats outside with wooden canopies in case it rains, loads if cushions and even blankets incase you get chilly and it is all enclosed, so safe for children. It would be a place which I would imagine would be rocking on a night with live music playing. We only stayed for an hour or so but we could all tell it was a great little pub and if you’re on a cruise into Cobh take the extra 5 minute walk to this pub it’s well worth it and we shall revisit when we are back in Cobh, hopefully on an evening, but anytime would be great.
Written June 3, 2019
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DFWKen15
Dallas, TX27 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
This great local pub is a short walk from the cathedral, and has a great view of the harbour before you step inside. The Roaring Donkey serves quality draft beers, including regional crafts. Friendly service accompanies the traditional interior.
Beer garden in the back. !!!
Written December 1, 2018
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JMMeyer174
San Francisco, CA97 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
We spent a lot of our visit in Cobh in the Roaring Donkey talking with the locals. Killian and his staff were awesome! You must visit if you are in town. It’s worth the walk up the hill! If only we could recreate this in the states!
Written October 14, 2018
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Thomas G
56 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Friendly staff with great beer selections. Locals were welcoming and there is plenty of room with the addition of the beer garden out back.
Written September 22, 2018
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Liz M
Hilton Head, South Carolina34 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
Wonderful pub and excellent service by Nigel and Tabitha. They found us tee shirts and 2 pints of Murphy’s to quench our thirst. Nigel had just returned from family wedding in states and NYC so we traded stories. Don’t miss this place for friendly chatter. Near cathedral in Cobn.
Written August 29, 2018
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TonyG1963
Andover, UK106 contributions
Jul 2018
What a great pub and well worth the exhausting trip up the hill in the blazing sun.

The pub has great character and the young lady serving behind the bar could not have been more friendly and helpful, even putting the football on for us when we asked.

If you’re ever in Cobh make the effort to visit this excellent, friendly establishment which also has a great range of drinks.
Written July 10, 2018
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