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South County Bar and Cafe - Douglas

#24 of 490 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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Douglas | Douglas Village, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 489 1574
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my favourite pub in Douglas. Great place for drinks and a chat. Lovely food. Had nice lunch there today, Roast of the day sandwich with chunky chips and side salad. Very tasty. Very attentive service. Top marks! Tip: Lovely atmosphere at Christmas.

Thank CorkShropslass
CandTOConnor, Owner at South County Bar and Cafe - Douglas, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind comments about the South County. We're delighted that you enjoyed the food and general ambiance of the bar. We have just introduced some tasty additions to our Week-end and Evening menus. 'The Chicken, leek and mushroom pie' is a new favorite on these cold days. See you again soon, Tom O'Connor More 

West Springfield, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I led a group tour to Ireland and we visited the South County Pub for lunch. Tom O'Connor and his brother run a top notch establishment. The food is outstanding (fish & chips - simply the best!) as is the service. Tom arranged for our group to be entertained by two musicians. The musicians were absolutely brilliant! Thanks Tom O'Connor... More 

2 Thank Rose1128
Cork, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

We had our Daughters Christening party here and i can not thank the staff enough for making it an awesome day, the area we were in suited our needs perfectly and the food was top quality (and quantity) and we were very much looked after throughout the day by the staff, my family could not have enjoyed the day more,... More 

1 Thank redactash
CandTOConnor, Owner at South County Bar and Cafe - Douglas, responded to this review

What a great review !, Thanks so much. I'm delighted that you and your guests were well taken care of on yoiur special day. We really appreciate the business. See you again soon. Tom More 

Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

homely warm old friendly right in the heart of the village family and child friendly be careful and pay for parking clamping in the mills next door.

Thank murphyfam73
Cork, Ireland
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

We were guests on Friday night last to a 40th birthday party. The party was in the Cafe area of South County which was perfect away from the loud music for the older folk and yet had all the atmosphere. Party food was excellent and no sandwiches!!! Attention to detail was very good as a staff member was assigning to... More 

Thank Jackie D
County Tipperary, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Called to the south county bar for lunch with kids and hubby at the weekend. Spent a relaxing hour or so there. Food delicious and suited all our needs. Service friendly and prompt. Bar man is a nice chap with interesting chat even if I struggled a little decoding the slight northern accent that delivered a few fun stories at... More 

Thank anniemaher
Cork, Ireland
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Music ,fantastic food, great atmosphere and lovely staff - what more could you want !! Best scampi ever !!!

Thank oconnellsyl
Birr, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

In short, Friendly bar staff, good food, comfortable surroundings, A+ Stopped here during a recent ramble around the south west. Pleasantly surprised at the quality of food as previous stops have not been so great (especially when you are tired and weary from Hiking). The Bar man Kevin?? was sound. I didn't hold it against him that he is from... More 

Thank paulcahill007
Cork, Ireland
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

weekly breakfast trip - marvellous staff/brilliant breakfast /cosy nooks and crannies/great value / warning about disc parking next door - don't leave car unattended for more than 2 or 3 minutes

Thank Perfect2603
Cork, Ireland
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

I like going there in the evenings for a bite to eat after work and catch up with friends. I love their salads. The dessert menu has not changed for a long time and i would think it would need an update/change. The staff are friendly. One think I dont like about the place is the lighting it is very... More 

Thank Claire D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $16
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Douglas | Douglas Village, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 489 1574
Good value Food, drinks and IRISH MUSIC is what makes the South County Bar & café, Douglas a must when visiting Cork. Douglas village is a short taxi ride(3 miles) from Cork city and the South County is within walking distance of local hotels The Maryborogh House & Rochestown Park Hotel(both 10 mins walk). This award winning Irish pub has an old world feel, has a cosy snug and a wonderful outdoor area, 'The Guinness beer Garden'. IRISH MUSIC sessions throughout the year...Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday nights aswell as a fun sing-along ballad session every Sunday at 6pm. This pub also boasts a large selection of Irish whiskies in the Whiskey corner and serves the tastiest Irish coffee around !!

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