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The Pins Gastro Bar

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
The Twelve Hotel, Barna, Galway 091, Ireland
+353 91 597 011
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (64 reviews)
“chicken wings” (6 reviews)
“steak” (8 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, Pizza, European, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
The Twelve Hotel, Barna, Galway 091, Ireland
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Reviewed today via mobile

Have eaten here plenty of times. A super menu that caters for all diets. Friendly Staff, great atmosphere. Not to mention the fabulous food. It's a treat to come here.

Thank Deirdre K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Eat here every few months and the food always looks and tastes the same . It's just heaven 😁. Toughest part is deciding between there burgers and pizza but pizza usually wins .

Thank Salthilllad
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Lovely cozy place, they have a nice open fire in one part of the room. Food is delicious and a huge range of cocktails that are absolutely to die for! The breakfast is particularly delicious as they have fresh baked goods from the pins bakery....More

Thank Kelly N
Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

I eat in the pins bar quite often and I have to say it's never disappoint me, until a recent visit and I ordered their pizza which is usually gorgeous but this time is was so bland. Every topping and even the tomato sauce was...More

3  Thank freewee
Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

My family and I have been to the Twelve many times when visiting family in Ireland. In fact my daughter had her baptism dinner there before it was transformed from the Twelve Pins pub to the The Twelve boutique hotel. But sadly whilst the decor...More

3  Thank Peter S
Fergusoh, Manager at The Pins Gastro Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2018

If this was truely our fish and chips; we would be rightly upset. It is difficult to understand the intent of this review so our response will be tempered. Our Galway Hooker Battered Always Fresh Fish and Chips are quiet the catch and worth the...More

Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Had an excellent meal with very friendly efficient service, Calamari to share as starter which was cooked to perfection and a good portion followed by hake on a bacon and pea risotto which was to die for, the conbination of the flavours was just devine...More

3  Thank Eilish c
Reviewed January 21, 2018

We stayed at the Twelve Hotel and had several meals at The Pins Gastro Bar. Good service, friendly Staff and excellent food, our favourite was the Seafood Chowder closely followed by the Ribs. both tasty and good value.

2  Thank Dieter B
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Great table; friendly maître d; excellent menu; melt in my mouth fish 'n chips; helpful waitress; succulent chicken; fruity sauvignon blanc; worth waiting for Bailey's coffees; good value; pleasant ambiance; comfortable; enjoyable.

2  Thank Frances B
Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere, cosy, unique with great food and drink. VICK the barman was excellent. His cocktails are amazing. He ensured we had a great night.. thanks Vick!!!

2  Thank Paula K
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Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

We arrived for breakfast on 30th December only to be told that we could only have a full or a mini breakfast. As my son is a vegetarian, we asked what the options were and were told that there wasn't really anything which we both...More

5  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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September 26, 2017|
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Response from Fergusoh | Property representative |
Hi, we hope you have a wonderful visit to our city. With regard to your questions on tipping in Ireland, it is at guest's discretion. 10% is an industry average. Some establishments will however charge an automatic 10%+ for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $28
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Twelve Hotel, Barna, Galway 091, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway  >  Barna
  • Phone Number: +353 91 597 011
  • E-mail
A destination in its own right, The Pins is loved by locals and overnight guests alike. In addition to an incredible food menu there is an equally incredible selection of cocktails,beers and wines. The Pins is a great place to enjoy good coffees,breads 'just out of the oven' from the on-site bakery and tantalising local produce infused with flavours from around the world. Catch a Traditional Irish Music session and see Galway's finest Jazz acts. Open from 8am for breakfast, serving great local food all day, everyday and Night. Acclaimed for its use of local ingredients and noted as making the 'Best Pizza outside of Napoli', The Pins has one gourmet rosette for culinary excellence. Winner of 'the Best Gastro Pub in Ireland' and 'The Best Casual Dining in Ireland'.
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