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The Skeff

) #82 of 360 Restaurants in Galway $$ - $$$ Irish, , European
Skeffington Arms Hotel 28 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 173
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Skeffington Arms Hotel 28 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
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101 - 110 of 530 reviews

Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Great traditional pub/hotel/restaurant on Eyre square, we were in Galway for a few days and so regularly visited to take advantage of their decent wines and the seats overlooking the square where you can while away a pleasant hour watching all of Galway life pass...More

Thank Murf999
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2016

Dear Murf999, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. I was glad to read that you got to enjoy some time people watching in our outside area as it is...More

Reviewed August 4, 2016

We always pop to this place when we are in the area and this time four of us visited after Ladies' day at Galway Festival. The bar was heaving but we were still able to get a table and four of us ate a very...More

Thank caughtthetravelbugUk
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2016

Dear caughtthetravelbugUk, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. I was delighted to read that you and your friends had an enjoyable time with us on Ladies Day- it is...More

Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

On a Saturday night, most of the times I was getting a drink they were giving me incorrect change e.g. only coins and no notes, trying to rip customers off on a night out! So annoying when I had to wait and prompt the staff...More

Thank Adrian_G_900
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2016

Dear Adrian_G_900, Apologies that you did not have an enjoyable time with us and I can assure you that if there was an issue with your change it was just a genuine mistake. If you had of addressed your concerns on the night in question...More

Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

I had a lovely meal in here with my son and my Dad recently :) My son described it as being inside a castle and he was right, I love the decor in The Skeff. I could look at that ornate ceiling and walls all...More

Thank Adrienne C
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2016

Dear Adrienne C, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. I was delighted to read that the three of you had an enjoyable time with us & that you loved...More

Reviewed August 2, 2016

A great place to sit and have a pint (or two or three...) Bartenders are very cheerful,and so is the setting -- right on a lovely public square. I would love to go back one day!More

Thank davidritastout
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2016

Dear davidritastout, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. We are blessed with our central location in the heart of Eyre Square and I was delighted to read that you...More

Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Lovely little spot to sit. We ordered a few drinks and 2 bags of crisps and sat outside. Very peaceful place to enjoy your drinks. The crisps were also delicious! Bathrooms are quite clean too. Worth a visit.More

Thank adambeales2
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2016

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. I was delighted to read that you had an enjoyable time with us and that you got to enjoy some time...More

Reviewed August 1, 2016

Situated on Eyre Square so a great place to meet up. All really friendly, food and drinks good. Handy for setting off to the races as coaches pull up just outside.More

Thank Julia M
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2016

Dear Julia M, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. We are known locally as Galway's meeting place due to our central location in the heart of Eyre Square. I...More

Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Visited the Skeff for dinner and drinks three evenings over the races, great spot there was 9 of us girls, food was superb and the double vodkas were flowing. Great atmosphere and craic. We must give a special mention to Killian who served us over...More

Thank Becsoneill20
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2016

Dear Becsoneill20, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor recgarding your visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen during the races. I was delighted to read that you had a really enjoyable time with us and I will make sure...More

Reviewed July 28, 2016

we taken care of by excellent staff both in bar and restaurant .food served quick hot with a smile .More

Thank marieforde
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2016

Dear marieforde, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. I was delighted to read that you had a good catch up with the girls and I will make sure to...More

Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

I've been here in a few occasions and always enjoyed the Guinness here. It's has a beautiful layout out with quiet corners on busy nights to still be able to sit down and enjoy the pints and company. Staff were great, served quickly and we...More

Thank Ben M
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2016

Dear Ben M, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. We are blessed with being one of the most uniquely designed bars in Galway city with 6 bars under the...More

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Jeff M
Is it normal for a customer to be asked to leave when they ask for a double vodka & redbull to be put in a pint glass
June 12, 2017|
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Response from Richard S | Reviewed this property |
God knows our round was 33 pints of Guinness !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Skeffington Arms Hotel 28 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 563 173
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Description
Uniquely designed busy bar in the heart of Galway city center serving wholesome, quality food. 6 bars under the one roof including a thriving whiskey bar and cocktail bar - sit back enjoy some delicious food and drinks whilst overlooking Eyre Square. The Skeff Bar & Kitchen really is Galway's meeting place.
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