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The Bold Thady Quill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub, European
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Lansdowne Arms Hotel, Kenmare, Ireland
+353 64 664 1368
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

We went here two evenings running and had a great time each night. We wanted to hear Irish music and see Irish dancing, and there was a different (small) group each night. On the first night, there were 3 sweet little girls doing the dancing, in beautiful dresses. This was the real Ireland and we loved it. The food was... More 

1 Thank Pat H
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

Dropped in by chance last night for dinner and immediately struck by the friendly welcome and attention. Good atmosphere and Margaret was full of chat and great information for the evenings entertainment ahead. And then the food, well there was 5 of us including 2 teenagers and a 9 year old and there wasn't a morsel left on the plates.... More 

2 Thank Johnnysimpson1968
Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

This was the friendliest of the bars in Kenmare that we stopped in to for pints. We went both nights we were in town because it was the one place that was happy to answer a question and give an opinion.

Thank ajwc3179
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Without a doubt the worst service I have ever experienced in a hotel anywhere in Europe. Food is average. I ordered an Irish coffee and when I mentioned to the bar staff that it was not up to standard I was approached by the angry manager who questioned why I had complained and that I had no experience of drinking... More 

4 Thank jackjack66
San Francisco, California
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364 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

nothing else seemed to be open and then we saw this was open inside the hotel! Good meal and good beer and good service. hearty portions, too full to try desert!

Thank travelapple
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

The pub is a good place for lunch while in Kenmare. The traditional fish and chips were quite tasty. The price was reasonable and not excessive. The staff was friendly and prompt.

Thank Robert M
White Rock, Canada
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Pretend you were in someone's living room listening to traditional Irish music. That's what tonight was like! Food and service great too!

Thank Terri C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Dined in The Thady Bar last night with my wife & son . Service from moment we entered the Bar was A1 . Food was magnificent. Daniel who served us was more than helpful . He returned several times to check everything was OK. A very relaxed atmosphere in a superb Bar . Thoroughly recommend .

Thank Christopher L
Lakewood, New Jersey
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016

The best experience I had in Kenmare. Wonderful family atmosphere, packed for the local dance shows, changing several times in the week. Perfect fish and chips and lovely service by the staff. Like family. I offered to share my table with an older couple, as I got the last table, and the staff was very appreciative. A wonderful experience.

Thank juliewallis
Troisdorf, Germany
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015

We come here for years now and like the atmosphere and the simple but very tasty dishes. You should try the seafood chowder! Creamy, rich and so good! Service is very kind and fast.

Thank Ralph P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, Pub, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lansdowne Arms Hotel, Kenmare, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Kenmare
  • Phone Number: +353 64 664 1368

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