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South County Bar and Cafe - Douglas

#23 of 494 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub, European, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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Douglas | Douglas Village, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 489 1574
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Cork, Ireland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love coming to South County for a traditional bacon and cabbage dinner after being away. The service is great and the food is as always brilliant . A lovely home made dinner that never fails to please the appetite. Tks Tom and staff 😀😀

Thank Ann K
County Cork, Ireland
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The South County is a good venue for lunch or drinks. Its decor stands out, it would be a great place to bring a flock of visiting Americans for a Guinness with traditional music, which is played many nights. Menu alternates between sandwiches made-to-order during the week, a specials board containing traditional Irish dishes, and a more "gastro-pub" weekend menu... More 

Thank FoxWynne
Cork, Ireland
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140 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a very nice snack at lunch recently the food was really nice the staff were friendly helpful and attentive would certainly eat there again

Thank JOANce
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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722 reviews
517 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 368 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came in here for lunch. We had very nice fish & chips as well as a raspberry roulade for dessert and very satisfied. Wonderful friendly service from the girls. Will be back no doubt during the week for the cracking Guinness.

Thank chepaddy
tomandcolm, Owner at South County Bar and Cafe - Douglas, responded to this review

Great to see you returning for food and drinks. Thanks for the positive comments. I love those photos too, Regards, Tom O'Connor More 

County Cork, Ireland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Had our work night out here and were very pleasantly surprised. From the moment we arrived until departure the staff attended to us with great detail and warmth. The food was excellent, hot plates, efficient service and minimum of fuss. Highly recommend, we will be back!

Thank Toffee1974
tomandcolm, Owner at South County Bar and Cafe - Douglas, responded to this review

Thanks so much. We have a lot of groups booked over the coming weeks so I am delighted that you received that special extra attention that we try to give to all. I will share your comments with our staff. We hope to see you soon again. Have a great Christmas. Tom. More 

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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

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 

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Cork, Ireland
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3 reviews
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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
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3 reviews
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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
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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

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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
$7 - $16
Irish, Bar, Pub, European, 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, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
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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