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The Swagman

Certificate of Excellence
Irish, Bar, Pub
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No 5 Wine Street, Sligo 0000, Ireland
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Pretoria, South Africa
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105 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Firstly the service staff were friendly. The music is good too. A good grungy pub for a pint. But the food here was really poor. Specifically The soup was too salty to eat. This was removed from the bill which was good service. The cotrage pie was like bad ad chips undercooked. There are so many better places to eat.

Thank Dtruth
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141 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a pint, average Irish pub. staff were friendly enough but nothing special going on. Moved along after a drink.

Thank eerzaweepieanbovril
Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came in here first because we had heard great things and wanted to try for ourselves. It was delicious, I had the lasagne which was a huge portion so I took the end home with me. We have been back twice since for lunch. They are so happy to cater to our likes and dislikes, happily omitting cheese etc... More 

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Mullingar, Ireland
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plenty going on in this pub.. Some local characters to add to the crack.. Great food served all day and an all day breakfast that will fill you.. Large outside smoking area outside and suitable for stags and hens with plenty of room for everyone !! Music on most nights too.. Ideal for a good night out !!

Thank Michael K
Sligo, Ireland
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I go here a lot, whether it's for food or craft beers or live music. Great atmosphere, always busy and very helpful/friendly staff. The food here is great value for money and never shy on the portion sizes. I personally have never had a complaint on the food. The craft beer selection is the best you will find in Sligo... More 

Thank Steve L
Staffordshire Moorlands
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182 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good for a lunchtime meal. The fish and chips was great and the staff are friendly and helpful. Avoid the Gents - needs some money spending here.

Thank Mike_from_Staffs
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great choice of food, portions very big, pizza's very tasty. Good selection for children too. dark interior but it was late in the evening.

Thank Cathal C
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good craft beers. Came across this place by accident. Very good bar food menu and a lively atmosphere. Recommended

Thank Kevin S
Limerick, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice food (pizza and ribs) and good beers!! A lot craft beers. Nice staffers good music. Good price for food and beers !!!!

Thank MagicDisneyHouse
Strabane, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Sligo in Jan 2016, this was the main pub we enjoyed, very lively good crowd and great live music, bar staff also very talkative and well mannered, would definatly pint in here again

Thank stephenmcl2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $11
Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 5 Wine Street, Sligo 0000, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Sligo  >  Sligo
  • Phone Number: 00353719142280
Great Vibe, Exellent Value, Brilliant Food.Home made food and great service just like it used to be.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?