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The Spaniard

Scilly, Kinsale, Ireland
+353 21 477 2436
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“chowder” (41 reviews)
“fish pie” (14 reviews)
“the pub” (41 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM Hours
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Scilly, Kinsale, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wasn’t in here for over thirty years but myself and the lovely Ursula decided to have dinner in The Spaniard. Still the lovely old style place that it always was. Very comfy, Ursula said she could have stayed there all evening but alas we...More

Thank Bandy1954
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I ate supper at the Spaniard and enjoyed it. The ambiance is that of an old stone building with candles and music. There was plenty of space inside to sit. We ate two fish specials- sea trout and sea bass with sides!...More

1  Thank Michaelshall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great pub, however for a small bowl of mussels 18 euros seems super steep! But I guess all of Kinsale seems overpriced. However of the meals we had in Kinsale, this was probably our favourite. Very nice staff also. The seafood Chowder was like 8...More

Thank Oliver O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old style pub/restaurant with good food and service. The Seafood chowder was great. Lots of different seafood in the chowder that made a whole meal. Good place to eat when visiting the Kinsale area.

Thank ciaran11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very busy but food was excellent. Large crowd a testimony to its appeal and quality. Many locals and tourists frequent the place.

Thank Gimletman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a few pints of Guinness in this traditional old style pub. I would certainly recommend a walk to this pub, you do no5 see many like this anymore. Loved every minute here.

Thank Ian W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped on a lark and kept coming back. Met two awesome bartenders and the service was excellent. We walked to The Spaniard many an evening after dinner for a drink while the sun went down. Yes I said Sun! But we also walked there...More

Thank Curlygirl64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for dinner on a Sunday night. It was quite quiet and there wasn't much atmosphere. The food was very good with a decent duck in orange sauce and excellent sea food. Staff were young and trying very hard to please. Service was fast friendly...More

Thank Alanmcquillan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When you've broken down miles from home..all you need on a sunny day is an hour at this AMAZING Pub. Gorgeous Food Guinness Seating in the sun looking over harbour. Wot more do u need

Thank gathy91
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

We almost skipped this place because Rick Steeves said it didn't serve food in the bar, but we wandered in for a pint and were told the restaurant half would open soon. We ordered the Bacon and cabbage as a flier.... It was scrumptious! And...More

Thank Patsy_Stevens
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Catherine A
August 19, 2016|
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Response from liam_mccaffrey | Reviewed this property |
I believe this is an "open all year round" restaurant however best to check with the management.
Catherine A
August 19, 2016|
Response from | Reviewed this property |
Hi Catherine, Suggest you telephone the Spaniard Inn. +00 353 21 4772436 Currently the property is listed for sale and it might be best to call directly to ensure it will continue business and current services pending sale... More
Cathy K
June 9, 2016|
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Response from olivermccann | Reviewed this property |
Do not remember but fresh fish in guaranteed.Do email and ask. They will respond.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids, Scenic view
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 12:30 AM
10:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Scilly, Kinsale, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Kinsale
  • Phone Number: +353 21 477 2436
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