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South County Bar and Cafe - Douglas

#30 of 476 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Gastropub
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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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Monaghan, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The South County in Douglas is a place I always visit when I am visiting family in the area. The Food and service is always top class. I often go in here with my young nephew and sister and the staff always greet us in a friendly manner and the service is very fast which is helpful with my young... More 

Thank lanamcginn
Cork, Ireland
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice lunches and soup here , fast and never too busy lovely salads , parking is a balls but you can park in tesco and walk over.

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

Thanks for your great review Sonia. Glad you enjoyed your recent visit to the South County. Just to let you know that if you park in the 'Mills' carpark next door to us it is €1.20 per hour but we offer a complimentary tea or coffee after your meal when you present the ticket stub. ~something to think about next... More 

Cork, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Both myself and my sister chose the South County Bar as the location for our 30th's.. We found dealing with the management an absolute pleasure, they were all very helpful & accommodated any requests we had. On the night of the parties; the staff, the food and the atmosphere were excellent.. Highly recommend for future bookings.. Also must mention, the... More 

Thank rachelcreech84
CandTOConnor, Owner at South County Bar and Cafe - Douglas, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive feedback Rachel. Delighted that everything went well on the night. See you again soon, Tom O'Connor More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had some great home cooked lunch here.. Very tasty and reasonable.. Friendly staff... Recommended

Thank Peter M
Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here for lunch and the service was brutal, 15 mins for a bowl of soup and the place was dead. Not what I expected from this place def wouldn't return

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

Thanks for your recent review of the South County. I was very disappointed to see that you received poor service. All I can say is that we spend a lot of time here talking to our team about service. We have staff training and staff meetings and we focus constantly on customers needs and attention to detail. I can't explain... More 

Cork, Ireland
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212 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very poor service from start to finish. Would have expected better based on the reviews. Would not recommend, better places in the locality

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

Hi there, firstly thank you for taking the time to review the South County. I am so disappointed that you were not happy with your visit. We try very hard to meet and greet every customer. We talk to our food service staff about asking for help if they find themselves under pressure. You didn't provide any specifics about the... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for an evening meal with 2 kids. The service was speedy and polite. The food was tasty and the portions generous. My husband and I both thought it was very good value when the bill came - we even double checked it as we thought something might have been left off the bill! Would recommend this bar... More 

Thank JAG2013
CandTOConnor, Owner at South County Bar and Cafe - Douglas, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the nice comments. We are delighted you and your family enjoyed your visit with us. We always make an effort to provide both Quality & Value and it is great for us to see this recognised in your review. Look forward to taking care of you again soon, Colm. More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for any type of get together good atmosphere,friendly staff that go out of there way to help you,good food and great beer garden i will be meeting family and friends here when ever i return from OZ on holidays

Thank TMD321
Cork, Cork, Ireland
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114 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got the large chicken and bacon salad at lunch and it was one of the best salad I have ever eaten, good quality chicken, really fresh salad, nice dressing and great potato squares. top notch.

Thank More_Mash
Cork, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

South County Bar in Douglas is a fantastic location for a party, finger food was excellent, staff superb, Tom and Colm were a total pleasure to deal with, all very professional and friendly. I would highly recommend it to anyone. The snug was a great area for the party size we had and a fantastic beer garden too. 5 stars... More 

Thank Goldilocks2010
CandTOConnor, Owner at South County Bar and Cafe - Douglas, responded to this review

Delighted you enjoyed your evening with us and thank you for your kind words. Our Snug & Parlour area has become very popular alright since we redesigned it and is ideal in the summer months with its access to the beer garden. thanks again & look forward to your next visit, Colm. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $17
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Gastropub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene
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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