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The Spaniard

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Scilly, Kinsale, Ireland
+353 (0)21-4772436
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 12:30 am
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a good couple of hours in here .. cant wait to go back . We sat outside as the sun was shining . Theres a restraunt however didnt get chance to use it .

Thank Lesley S
County Cork, Ireland
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63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A Saturday night romantic dinner delight. I phoned & booked this on a Saturday afternoon and when we arrived to be seated the waitress remembered the booking and made us feel most welcome. The atmosphere is old, dark wood and lots of marine memorabilia on the walls. Like an old seaside inn from years ago. The menus has some great... More 

Thank Irishlass L
Dublin, Ireland
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111 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Out for a walk in Kinsale we ended up sitting outside the Spaniard having a drink and decided to order food. The bar is nice, old style with a good variety of drinks so I ould recommend you call here. The food was a big disappointment though. I had the chowder for starter which had too much cream and butter... More 

Thank nryan33
Mississauga, Canada
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We found the main streets in Kinsale became a little overrun with bachelorette parties and loud music. This place is old, old and has a rustic charm. It's a few minutes walk away from the main drag but worth it if you are looking for a pint and a chat.

Thank TraveL0re
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The building has charm but the food was so-so. Many more, better, choices in Kinsale. Is accommodating for children and the waitstaff were very nice.

Thank Cameron P
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice local pub.Attentive service.Great beers.Family of 5(including 3 adult children) went for lunch.4 had very nice meals.The fish and chips that I had was the greasiest of the 5 places that I had on this trip.

Thank DrLeoA
Adelaide, Australia
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79 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for a drink on our long walk around Kinsale. Interesting location on a hairpin bend and perfect refreshment stop. Obviously lots of history reflected in the decor and ambience of the Spaniard. Well worth a walk up the hill.

Thank RedDogDreamz
Kinsale, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A black pudding starter that worked its magic on a wet Saturday evening will be the reason I will return. The reasonably priced main course was equally fulfilling. Very friendly staff.

Thank TripAdv_Murphy
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241 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in here last night for a couple of beers. The weather was beautiful so we sat outside on one of the picnic benches. It's a good people watching spot. Service was prompt and friendly. It's a nice place to just hang out and only a few minutes walk out of town.

Thank AlanMerrins
Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

This charming pub is an excellent place to enjoy a couple of drinks with locals and tourists alike. On this visit, myself and some family members strolled up from Actons for a quick drink as we hadn't been here in years. It's the same as we remember with friendly staff, a mean toasted sandwich and one of the best places... More 

Thank citigirl22

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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
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Soups, Seafood, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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 (0)21-4772436

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?