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Muskerry Arms Restaurant

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The Square | Co. Cork, Blarney, Ireland
+353 21 438 5200
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11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 am
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Elgin, Minnesota
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food was good, and Kieran was excellent! We had a blast listening to him and singing along. Afterwards we went downstairs where there was more musical entertainment.

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Lees Summit, Mo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place near Blarney Castle to grab lunch. Mainly pub food but good food and good service. A great stop.

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1 Thank postrawb
MaryBeth O, Manager at Muskerry Arms Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope you'll return if you're in the area again. Sincerely, MaryBeth More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food was average but the Service was excellent. Staff were very attentive and friendly and only let down by the food that they served. The Kids portions were very good and couldn't be faulted. My wife had the curry which was just average and I had the roast lamb which was dry, mash was dry with overcooked inedible peas. After... More 

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Thank richy h
MaryBeth O, Manager at Muskerry Arms Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry you and your wife were disappointed with your menu choices and wish you had brought it to our attention when you were here. We don't think of it as making a fuss, we like to know if we are not meeting our customers' expectations. We take all feedback on board and we will... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We headed to the muskerry arms restaurant after reading some reviews here on trip advisor ,we ate in our hotel the first night and the food and service were terrible We weren't disappointed ,the atmosphere was lovely and the food was excellent ,portion sizes were good and they tasted amazing The kids meals were really good and generous portions too

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Thank londa77
MaryBeth O, Manager at Muskerry Arms Restaurant, responded to this review

What a great review! Thank you. We're delighted you tried us after being disappointed with your hotel options and that you were happy with your choices. If you're in the area again, perhaps you should stay in our B&B and experience the whole package. We have eleven rooms above the bar. Sincerely, MaryBeth More 

St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff very friendly and helpful. Five of us had a lovely meal. Very reasonably priced. A young local man was singing and playing guitar. He had plenty of banter with the diners and his singing is excellent.

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Thank lynne1888
MaryBeth O, Manager at Muskerry Arms Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and especially Kieran's entertainment. We hope you'll come back again if you're in the area. Sincerely, MaryBeth More 

Hong Kong, China
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We dropped in here one evening as Christie's hotel restaurant was full but the food was a step down from Christie's, best described as "everything with chips". The Muskerry really a bar with some add-on restaurant food options. Don't expect hotel level food.

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1 Thank Ken H
MaryBeth O, Manager at Muskerry Arms Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry if you were disappointed with your menu choice. Yes, we are a bar that serves food. Our bar menu is designed to appeal to a variety of tastes. The selection is based on feedback from our customers and what they want. We take all feedback on board in an effort to provide better... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this is not the first time i have eaten here the last time was 7 years ago and the quality has not changed. Well worth popping in here for a bite to eat after the vigours of climbing the stairs in Blarney castle goo honest food good honest staff clean and very reasonable.

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Thank Lee J
MaryBeth O, Manager at Muskerry Arms Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, Lee. We're delighted you returned and hope it won't be seven years before you come back again. Sincerely, MaryBeth More 

Portlaoise, Ireland
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal here, great portions and reasonable prices. Lovely clean facilities, friendly and helpful staff. Great music by Kieran O'Leary whilst we ate. Highly recommend it!

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Thank SusanO1981
MaryBeth O, Manager at Muskerry Arms Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Susan. We're delighted you enjoyed your meal and Kieran's entertainment. Come back again if you're in the area. Sincerely, MaryBeth More 

Adelaide, Australia
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the ribs and they were as they shiuld be, but my partner had poached salmon and left most of the plate. The carrots (of which there were many) were boiled to death like my grandma might have done... the mashed potato was dry and horrible... and the cabage looked unappealing. Both meals were about €13. The atmosphere was... More 

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Thank James G
MaryBeth O, Manager at Muskerry Arms Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give feedback on your recent meal. We are glad you enjoyed your ribs and sorry to hear your partner was disappointed with her choice. If you had mentioned it to our staff we would have had a chance to offer an alternative. We will review your comments with our chef as we always... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After driving from Killarney to Blarney to visit the castle we were ready for some lunch and a drink and we weren't disappointed on either front.

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Thank Kane P
MaryBeth O, Manager at Muskerry Arms Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Glad we were able to provide the refreshment you wanted! We hope you enjoyed the Castle and if you're ever in the area again, we hope you'll come back and see us. Sincerely, MaryBeth More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Square | Co. Cork, Blarney, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Blarney
  • Phone Number: +353 21 438 5200
Description
The Muskerry Arms was established as a small Public House in 1838 and is named after the Muskerry Tram Line, which serviced the village of Blarney up until the 1930's. The premises is owned by the O'Connor Family since 1984 and is personally managed by Nell O'Connor & Family.The Muskerry Arms is a great family run business, offering 11 recently decorated superior bedrooms, live music, coverage of all sporting events on our big screens, great food & drink and always a warm welcome from our friendly staff.The Muskerry offers the ambience of a great Irish Pub with the olde world charme & character in the decor and the friendly reception you will recieve coming through our doors.So if you are just passing through or just back from visiting the Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, it's all waiting for you here in the Muskerry Arms.After extensive renovations over time we now have an establishment rich in heritage and folklore which continues to be the focal point of Blarney.Every Monday -Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday Night we have a Traditional Irish Music & Storytelling Session in our upstairs Tavern Room.Starts at 7pm until 9pm. No Cover Charge. Full Bar Menu & Bar. Smoking Terrace.Food is served everyday from 8am until late, offering you a daily choice of ...........All Day BreakfastsRoast Specials Chef Special'sTraditional Fish & ChipsSteak & ChipsHome Made SatayFreshly Made Goujans Served with French Fries & SaladHome Made Fish CakesSandwich OptionsHomemade Chowder & SoupsChicken Caesar SaladsGreat Selection of Delicious DessertsFreshly Brewed Teas & Coffees & Hot Chocolate

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