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Good food and good service

While nothing on the menu is particularly fancy, everything that we had was good and the service... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2017
baileyk204
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Hanover, Indiana
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Good Guinness

Wanted to drink a good beer and found this venue serving Guinness. Good. During our stay we met a... read more

Reviewed June 21, 2017
WolfJosef
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Regensburg, Germany
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“Rude manners”
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

I went there a couple days ago. There was a great band but when they were done someone in the crowd threw some drinks at me from behind. I have never had that happen to me. I looked around and nobody there seem to knwo...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

We went exploring on our first evening & this place looked entertaining, a live band was playing they were really good & we got served quickly & stood outside, there’s where it went wrong, the number of smokers here is unbelievable, we were engulfed in...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank SharonJT67
Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

Arrived at the mercantile and sat down at one of the outside tables... ordered a round of drinks and then proceeded to order food... sat down after ordering over $100 of food then a very nasty piece of work waitress walked over to tell us...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Sinead W
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

While nothing on the menu is particularly fancy, everything that we had was good and the service was excellent. I would recommend looking at the evenings specials. I hade shepards pie for $15 which came with my choice of beer or wine. A great deal!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank baileyk204
Reviewed June 21, 2017

Wanted to drink a good beer and found this venue serving Guinness. Good. During our stay we met a couple of interesting people. Perfect day.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank WolfJosef
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

I need not say more. I pulled up a stool, grabbed a pint of Guinness and some bangers and mash. It's exactly what it advertises. Great history, friendly staff.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Shaun O
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Excellent Guinness and a good nuck at the bak to hang out with small groups Sadly we were beaten overall by other teams on our treasure hunt, but this bar was one of the best we visited all day!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Morgan R
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff and good size room excellent condition and facilities in room :: will definaltey stay here and recommend for the price of location it is a gem !!!!!

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank E2317UArachele
Reviewed January 14, 2017

We visited the bar and had a local on tap beer. They also have Guineas on tap and the walls in the bar are decorated with old advertising plaques which were distributed by Guiness over the years. Service was friendly and prompt. There is outside...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank autotripper
Reviewed January 8, 2017

We were meeting friend centrally in Sydney and happened upon this place. The menu was basic but the food was quite good and the service was very good. The Irish stew was a winner with our friends, and I enjoyed the chicken parma immensely. Would...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and
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streets host more than 100 heritage sites and
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Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi
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