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Ma Murphy's

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7 New Street, Bantry, Ireland
+353 27 50242
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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tiny lovely authentic pub. If you like close quarters, chatting with new people and choosing from about 15 different tap brews, this is the place. Mary was a wonderful, friendly host. We walked around the town and saw a sign down an alley, adventurous girlfriends that we are, we walked in the back. Wow, will never forget it. Go there...you'll... More 

Thank GirlsfromWisconsin
Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a real, no nonsense pub, this is the one for you. Very traditional, dark, intimate and a real experience. I love bringing visitors here as it is exactly what you'd want in an Irish pub. There is a beer garden in the back and a shop at the front. Well worth a visit

Thank BryanMcCoy
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

What a place if u are ever in Town h really need to try this bar out. The owner she took us on a tour the min we walked in the door what a lovely lady she is. Would highly highly recommend this place

Thank alan b
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We visited this bar a few years ago on the occasion of the 70th birthday of the fridge. It was like stepping back in time so on this visit we decided to make another call. It hadn't altered at all and is just as you would expect to find a bar in Ireland many years ago. The same family have... More 

Thank Paul H
Limerick Ireland
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54 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

this pub had everything, all different sections for young and old, from the front where was deadly craic with a sing song to the old kitchen and back out to thee huge smoke garden which leads into another section of the pub where there was 2 man band playing and all this at 10 o clock

Thank dood8
Andover, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

We had a beer here after dinner in The Fish Kitchen. There was such a great diversity of different characters and nationalities, it created a great buzz. Good Guinness and friendly service

Thank CabinteelyFlyer
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

The bar staff are slow and rude beyond what I can say here. That's because I had gone there twice after reading about the reviews but honestly its the worst bar I have ever been to in my whole life, no kidding! Here's why: from the front entry the place smells bad, you have about 4 small table and chairs... More 

Thank Sosdcl
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Met up with a bunch of German friends here a few days ago, and got chatting with the owners & barstaff & a few friendly locals. Really nice place to relax and have a few sociable pints. Good selection of craft beers too. (MountainMan is good)

Thank LeMaxBleu
Lancashire, England
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Love this place, like going back in time. We go every year for a drink, love it! Always bob in a for a drink while in Bantry.

Thank KitKat67
Dublin, Ireland
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193 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

This is a lovely old fashioned pub, which has a surprisingly interesting garden area. A bit dark in the front, but brighter as you go further into the back of the Pub - According to my husband, serves a good pint of Guinness

Thank Ginnyhan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Pub, Irish
Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating
Good for
Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 New Street, Bantry, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Bantry
  • Phone Number: +353 27 50242

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