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Bill Chawke's Bar

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Irish, Bar, Pub, European, Gastropub
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Rathkeale Road, Adare, Ireland
+353 61 396160
10:00 am - 1:30 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 12:30 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 1:30 am
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice people and a fun environment! Wish we could go back. Very relaxing and good music. Had the common beer choices. Every bar in Adare had their own flare! Not a bad choice on the main strip!

Thank Michelle G
Lincoln, Nebraska
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went two nights in a row, the first night was a Tuesday and they had traditional Irish music. The drinks were great, super cheap, and the service is above and beyond. We love Alan, the bartender, he was a whiskey expert who answer every question we had and served us some great different labels.

Thank brookeanj
Monmouth County, NJ
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165 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious bar food and very accommodating staff. Atmosphere is very inviting as well. Bartender and server Ryan was very friendly and service was very fast. I'd highly recommend.

Thank IrishChief
Greenville, North Carolina
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55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were happy we stepped into this pub for dinner because they had really excellent traditional Irish music as well! The dinner was very good and we really enjoyed this place, as it was our last night of vacation.

2 Thank JackieM67
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice pub with friendly staff and a big outdoor garden and plenty of space. We didn't eat here so cannot speak for the food but it's a nice pub for a drink

Thank PiwakaNZ
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for dinner with my 2 kids early evening . Can't fault pub or staff was quiet when I went in . Staff lovely and chatty. Ordered fish and chips and I must say I was very disappointed. Though I would be getting fresh fish .but instead it looked and tasted like something from the aldi freezer. Daughter ordered... More 

1 Thank Rachel S
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

We ate at several bars while we were in Ireland but Bill Chawke's was by far the best. The staff was friendly, helpful and always smiling. And the food was excellent. Best fish and chips around!

3 Thank ruthharden
Portland, Oregon
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

We arrived in Adare on June 28 and came across this charming little pub (one of 4 in Adare) as a way to enjoy being "Irish." We actually came back every night until we left - the environment was wonderful and every single person we met was a like an old friend that we hadn't seen in years! Ireland was... More 

4 Thank Lahofen
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68 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Went here for a few drinks and saw numerous people complaining that they had been short-changed. We were not short-changed but we're charged €5 for a pint of lager (slightly more than other places) then charged €10 for another pint of lager and a large lime and soda, rip off.

3 Thank carol53
Clonmel, Ireland
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114 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Chawke's bar is just brilliant, everything about it is top notch, staff, the bar, the food , the toilets are spotless . All in all its really lovely. It's great to see a place where the visitors and locals are treated as one. Highly recommended

4 Thank Niall O

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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
$11 - $23
Irish, Bar, Pub, European, Gastropub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 1:30 am
10:00 am - 1:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rathkeale Road, Adare, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Limerick  >  Adare
  • Phone Number: +353 61 396160
Established in 1846 Bill Chawke's Bar, located in the heart of Adare Village, Co. Limerick is a fine traditional bar with a great reputation for providing some of the best hospitality around. Our recently refurbished bar is an excellent place to watch our local Adare GAA heroes and all the other major sporting events live on our LCD High Definition TVs. Our live weekly traditional music sessions are famous and bring a wealth of musicians and music lovers through our doors. Our kitchen serves delicious traditional fare every day and customers keep coming back to us for a bite to eat or simply relax with a pint or glass of their favourite tipple. We have a truly superior beer garden which is the envy of every pub in the county; we just wish we could 'serve up' good weather for our customers to relax in it on those soft Irish summer days and not need one of our waterproof parasols. Our beer garden also has state of the art BBQ facilities and is a favourite with locals and visitors who like to dine and entertain al fresco whatever the occasion. Good quality service, delicious food and a friendly and welcoming atmosphere is what we are all about and we think we deliver, in spades! Awarded the Prestigious Licensing World Country Bar of the Year 2010!

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