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South County Bar and Cafe - Douglas

#21 of 477 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gluten Free, Gastropub
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Douglas | Douglas Village, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 489 1574
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Cork, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love this friendly atmospheric pub, both for night out and food. Staff are brilliant, food never disappoints and there's even good music sessions some nights of the week. But it's the food I must stress. Salads are so fresh, crunchy and interesting. There a great taste to all the main meals and my coffee/dessert are a lovely way to... More 

Thank mmaryc0veney
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to the South County with a few friends for a evening meal. I ordered their giant salad i have to say it was fab. Lovely marinated chicken going through the salad with cubed pototoes and a lovely dressing. The dessert was a very fair price 4.95 Eton mess only fault very little meraingue all cream with some strawberrys. I... More 

Thank tammycorkireland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had family in Cork visiting and went for lunch on Sunday. Service from the staff is first class. Very prompt, courteous and very accomodating. We had Bruscetta for starters, absolutely fantastic. Kids had their meals with our starters which is great. Main courses were superb. The pasta carbonara is among the best you'll ever taste. All in all a... More 

Thank GerryDoc1
Westport, Ireland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely evening watching the recent semi-finals of the Euros with Wales playing Portugal. The pub was spacious and full of character with great service.

Thank Clare S
Cork, Ireland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited this establishment for a family lunch I feel I must write a review regarding the service food ambiance all which were excellent on the day The scampi with salad and chips is most definitely the BEST I have ever tasted . Fresh food wonderful friendly service incredible value We shared 2 starters and we were 6 mains and... More 

2 Thank jbforde
Leverett, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

On tour in Ireland we stopped at the So. County Pub. I was motion sick and didn't know if I would be able to eat. My friend went to the bar and let them know. The owner personally came over to me with a mild stew. He sympathized with me and let me know that he would be happy to... More 

1 Thank trisht7k
Cork, Ireland
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347 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 575 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

The bar is spacious and traditional. The food is not good, boring and everything that is cooked in a chip basket is way overcooked and all of it is not hand made. Staff are hit and miss. Even on a quiet night, staff are hard to come by, so lots of waiting time and they don't clear the tables enough.... More 

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

Hi Bryno, I was very disappointed when I saw your review. We very seldom get an average response like yours, so I will reassure you that we will take your constructive points seriously. We have a number of experienced Chefs so I can't understand how your meal was overcooked. You mention that it is boring by which I presume you... More 

County Cork, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Went in here for a couple of drinks last weekend, nice atmosphere to the place, got chatting to one of the bartenders Kev who was a delight to deal with, he recommended wings and a nice beer that complimented them perfectly. Very chatty and charismatic staff, 10/10 will most certainly be back !

Thank Claire G
West Springfield, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Brought a group of 46 individuals to the South County Pub for lunch. We arranged our visit with Tom O'Connor in advance. This was our 2nd time visiting the South County Pub. Tom is an absolute delight and again was willing to assist our group with travel arrangements while in Ireland. The service & food - excellent. The music entertainment... More 

Thank Rose1128
tomandcolm, Owner at South County Bar and Cafe - Douglas, responded to this review

Hi Rose, Thanks for the review. I'm delighted that you all enjoyed your lunch at the South County. It's a pleasure dealing with you. We look forward to your return visit. regards, Tom O'C More 

County Cork, Ireland
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

We go there at least once a week for lunch Sandwiches are top class as are the staff...Its in the heart of douglas so allways good atmosphere aswel

Thank kellogs182

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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 - $16
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gluten Free, Gastropub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
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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