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Bill Chawke's Bar

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
Rathkeale Road, Adare, Ireland
+353 61 396 160
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Irish, Bar, Pub, European, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
Rathkeale Road, Adare, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had pre booked a table for six of us girls for 7.30 pm on a Saturday night in February as we where staying over night in Adare . When we arrived Sabrina had out table reserved which was a high table close to the...More

Thank Benmadigan
Reviewed February 8, 2018

Went there for a good pint, we were not disappointed, service with a smile, comfortable and warm. Just what the doctor ordered.

Thank Alantheblowin
Reviewed December 12, 2017

We are visiting this pub often. It´s beautiful and cozy pub with good service and tasty beer. At friday and saturday you can hear there live music or some DJ.

Thank Tomáš T
Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

We came here for a couple of drinks after dinner, and being a Tuesday, for the traditional music. From the street front just looks like another bar but upon entry you find a modern, spacious, comfortable and convivial environment. There is plenty of comfortable seating,...More

Thank bobjanh
Reviewed October 27, 2017

Stopped here for a quiet drink with hubby. We were drawn in by the cosy interior and the most beautiful coal fire. Our host was attentive and prompt with our order. Liked the old photographs of Adare in days gone by.

Thank itchyfeet2014
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Very traditional pub , including the old timers hanging around lol, this place had the best fish and chips that I had on my whole trip

Thank chinamanjw
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

The food came very quick. It was no doubt the best food of the trip. The wings were crispy and my platter was cooked perfectly. The bacon and cabbage was outstanding. The fish was crisp and moist. Definitely a must!

Thank April W
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Very nice Irish pub. The staff was friendly and attentive, providing very good table service. The fish and chips serving was very ample, with the fish batter being crispier than most other pub's fish and chips. On street parking is limited, use the car park...More

1  Thank JNelson70
Reviewed September 23, 2017

Great Irish pub with good food and music. The food was excellent and so was the service. They also have a large outdoor seating area and pool tables too. A must while you are staying in Adare.

1  Thank MustangMiller
Reviewed September 19, 2017

I went to have a dinner, meanwhile, I asked for a pint but my surprise was when I looked at the pint glass and I saw was dirty so I didn't finish my beer and I went to another place.

Thank Manel R
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Mark F
December 11, 2017|
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Response from itchyfeet2014 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we were only passing through one afternoon. Maybe email the bar? They were very helpful. Good luck.
Joe H
July 11, 2017|
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Response from WendellB532 | Reviewed this property |
Please check with the actual pub. Each pub in town has music on a different evening.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $25
Irish, Bar, Pub, European, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions
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 61 396 160
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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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