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The Blue Bull

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, European, Pub
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South Square, Sneem, Ireland
+353 64 664 5382
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One word; brilliant... Two words; absolutely brilliant, brilliant food, brilliant service and brilliant value.

Thank Nicholas B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for dinner or a drink. Great staff. Great food. Sneem is s great location. The blue bull is a great place to meet the locals.

Thank Philip R
Cork, Ireland
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57 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only went here based on TA reviews. Burgers on first night were fantastic, fresh, filling and cooked to perfection, service a little slow though. My husband is a plain eater, hard to please sometimes (with food) and he wanted to go again the following night which we did. 2nd night might have been a totally different restaurant, again hubby... More 

Thank verat
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

We ate here on a recent weekend trip to sneem.Another nearby restaurant that was rated no.1 was full and they didn't make much effort to accommodate us so we decided to take our business elsewhere...so glad we did.The place was very quiet with a lovely inviting fireplace smoldering away in the corner.We sat beside the fire nice and cosy.The staff... More 

Thank GOS11
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

We stopped by for a quick snack and pint after visiting Staigue Fort in the rain. A good fire was going in the grate and we were invited to take the table immediately next to it. It was so comfortable, we decided to make it a full lunch and were glad we did. My wife and I both ordered fish... More 

Thank Schnitzen33
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

We received a very friendly welcome from the owner, who's a personable guy that has spent some years working in the States. Great and plentiful vege nachos, excellent bacon and cabbage, and a nice toasted sandwich were very much enjoyed. I also liked the Pinot Grigio. A comfortable, laid back atmosphere prevails here. Very well priced food. I'd highly recommend... More 

Thank Lizziebackcourse
County Cork, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

We looked for simple but good barfood, but not much on the food menu was actually available. Same applies to the beers... Fish & chips very ordinary. All together very disappointing.

Thank Holger L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch while driving the Ring of Kerry. Michael greeted us warmly and was very professiona and helpful. The fire was blazing in the corner. I ordered fish and chips and my husband had the special lamb stew. Both dishes were top quality and very tasty. Top marks!!

Thank Helena C
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

The barman found us a table and we had a really good meal here. The chicken and vegetables were great, unfortunately they had run out of Irish stew! Great value too.

Thank Karen C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

A hidden gem in Sneem, exceptionally kind staff, lovely to the kids, really lovely food , great value too 😃

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, European, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: South Square, Sneem, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Sneem
  • Phone Number: +353 64 664 5382

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