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Main Street, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
+353 65 707 4207
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped on way home from Ennis, friendly staff and good food. Wife had bacon and cabbage, I had the Guinness stew. Would call again.

Thank Ciaran M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reasonable food and reasonably priced. Good service. We tried the seafood chowder, which was very tasty. My sons had burgers, which were OK but nothing special.

Thank Neil P
Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had the one pint of Guinness here but it was good and I will call again. There were some Americans sitting around eating what seemed like Bacon and Cabbage, I did not want to seem rude looking more closely at their plates, they seemed to be enjoying it, some families there also eating.

Thank Pat S
Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great meal in a traditional Irish Pub. Food was great and price was very reasonable. Lots of history inside and out. A real treat for a traveler who loves everything about Ireland.

Thank Kingcoady
Galway, Ireland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Decided to stop off in lisdoonvarna with friends to watch the Ireland match. Greeted at the door by the manager/owner of some sort, spoke with a very patronising manner,he was extremely rude and refused us entry into the pub presumably because we were dressed in casual clothes. Would highly recommend not going here as I have never walked away from... More 

Thank emily_lynott
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The service and food were excellent. Had the fish and chips, which were some of the best I've had while traveling in Ireland. Host was very helpful and came over to the table with the WiFi password without being asked. The interior was cozy and I would definitely return to have a few drinks.

Thank John W
Delta, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We stumbled into the Irish Arms while passing thru Lisdoonvarna. The food, cider, and service were all good. My wife had the fisherman's plate which had an outstanding smoked fish.

Thank DarthYoga
Apex, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Stayed with a family friend while in Lisdoonvarna, and was directed to the Irish Arms for a drink. It's a quiet, slightly dated place, but was cozy and comfortable for a couple of pints. Bartender was friendly and the Guinness was great! While they offer food, we didn't eat, so cannot comment on that. Was a perfect place to wind... More 

Thank Lenny W
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Took a trip out to Lisdoonvarna from Galway. Trip out through the Burren and up Corkscrew Hill was interesting to say the least. Lisdoonvarna was totally underwhelming. Called into the Irish Arms for a drink and fish and chips before we headed back to Galway. Only thing you could say about the food was that it was warm. Everything came... More 

Thank Tony M
Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

There aren't too many places open for lunch in Lisdoonvarna so we ended up stopping in here. The staff were very friendly. The place hasn't been done up in quite some time but you could say that was charming. The food was grand, nothing spectacular but no complaints.

Thank JenandNeil365

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $28
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  The Burren  >  Lisdoonvarna
  • Phone Number: +353 65 707 4207
The Irish Arms is a Pub, Restaurant and B & B situated in Lisdoonvarna Co Clare. This landmark Pub has been owned and run by The McNamara Family since 1990. It's reputation as the best Pub in which to dine in Lisdoonvarna has been built on steadily, year after year, for nearly quarter of a century. Maintaining high standards in quality, service and hygiene are always their top priority. The Irish Arms is highly recommended by many of their neighbournig Guest Houses, B&Bs, and Hostels. Their Menu caters for most tastes, with a strong leaning towards Traditional Irish Food. They serve Homemade Soups and Chowders, Burren Smoked Salmon and Succulent Steaks, as well as their famous Bacon & Cabbage, and Beef in Guinness Stew. A Daily Secial is served everyday and a Roast Dinner is available every Sunday. They offer a varied Kids Menu for only €5.50. They serve quality food at reasonable prices. You will find them conveniently located on the Main Street at the top of the town, next door to the Post Office, and only 200 metres from Lisdoonvarna Town Centre. The McNamara Family look forward to seeing you at The Irish Arms soon.

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