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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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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Perth, Australia
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197 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
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 

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County Cork, Ireland
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4 reviews
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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.

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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!!

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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418 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
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.

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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

We went to the Blue Bull in November(off-season) for a late dinner, although the town might be quiet this time of year, the food was hearty-especially the Irish stew that I would recommend and the service was brilliant and so friendly and the whole dinner was so reasonably priced, I would definatly go back again

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

She had something with chicken and brie and I had a roasted duck. Delectable. Our server Mike was eager to please which capped off a delightful dinner. Guinness is good.

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

While we loved the Ring of Kerry drive, it will likely be the lunch at the Blue Bull we remember most. Our driver said it would be a treat and it exceeded anything we expected. Mike welcomed us with a real sincerity. From a robust menu we had the lamb stew, the mussels and a sandwich. All were superb, fairly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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?