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The Old Borough

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Indian, Gastropub, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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Main Street, Swords CO. DUBLIN, Ireland (Formerly Old Boro)
+353 1 808 4103
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8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:30 am
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Sonoma County, California
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived on a Monday evening. It wasn't busy and there were maybe 8 or 10 tables of customers. The menu options and prices looked good. We waited for about 15-20 minutes. A server passed our table twice and never even acknowledged us. We could see a couple of employees talking to each other near what seemed to be the... More 

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Thank Brenda B
Nicolle O, Manager at The Old Borough, responded to this review

Hi Brenda, Apologises about the service you received. We don't offer table service and orders must be placed at bar; but I am sorry this wasn't clear to you on the night. We will speak to the staff and try to prevent a reoccurrence. We do offer a great menu at unbeatable prices and usually have the best service in... More 

Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a lovely meal, salmon for me and ribs for my husband. Both faultless, cooked and presented to perfection, the ribs fell off the bone, the way we like them, the salmon was perfect, the accompanying salad so fresh. Our waitress, Emily was lovely and looked after us throughout. Drinks great value, my husband, a Guinness drinker, was more than... More 

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Thank Mora-TheVenuePdC
Nicolle O, Manager at The Old Borough, responded to this review

Hi Mora, Thanks for taking the time to review and I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to us! We pride ourselves on serving great food at unbeatable prices and have an extensive menu that caters for everyone. I'll pass your comments onto Emily and the rest of our wonderful staff! Thanks again for the review and I hope... More 

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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a relaxing spot with a lovely atmosphere and a great menu. The food was delicious with just the right size portions and at a very reasonable price, would definitely go back

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1 Thank Suzanne M
Nicolle O, Manager at The Old Borough, responded to this review

Hi Suzanne, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a wonderful review and I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to us! Check out our club nights for even more great deals on food and drink in addition to our extensive menu that caters for every taste! Hope you visit again soon and have an even better visit... More 

Dublin
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

Food is nice and not expensive . We had food and drinks 2 adults 2 children for 40 euros . Would definitely return .

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Thank Ciara H
Nicolle O, Manager at The Old Borough, responded to this review

Hi Ciara, Thanks for taking the time to review The Old Borough! We pride ourselves on the quality of our food and the unbeatable prices we charge! Check out our club nights like Steak Club on Tuesday's for great deals on great food for all the family! Regards, Josh More 

County Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

So friendly, nice menu, very cheap, lovely staff that are very helpful. There is an event on there nearly every week.Lovely

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2 Thank sarah f
Nicolle O, Manager at The Old Borough, responded to this review

Hi Sarah, Thanks for taking the time to review us! We're happy to hear that you enjoy your visits to The Old Borough. We have a great menu at unbeatable prices and the best staff in Swords! We have our quiz night on Thursdays so be sure to come down and play! Regards Josh More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

Spotless and very bright.Real Irish hospitality.Great burgers great food.The best in town.The place is very pretty and wad refurbished .. Lots of beers and the staff are friendly too.

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1 Thank Arranbyrne
Nicolle O, Manager at The Old Borough, responded to this review

Hi Arranbyrne, thanks for taking the time to review us and I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit We serve great food and drink at unbeatable prices and have a great selection to suit any taste! Our burgers are delicious and our new buttermilk chicken is well worth a try! We pride ourselves in the friendliness of our staff... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2017

Called to this Pub for a Meal today(Friday) at lunchtime.Had the Friday special "Fish and Chips" which was excellent. This is now a Wither-spoons Pub and has a very large selection of various Cask Ales, average price 2.75 a Pint so great value if you fancy a night out with the Lads or Girls. The Fish and Chip Special cost... More 

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1 Thank beatle901
Nicolle O, Manager at The Old Borough, responded to this review

Hi Ben, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us and we're glad you enjoyed your visit! We love our excellent fish and chips here at The Old Borough and we run the same fish and chips deal on a Monday to Thursday from 12 noon - 5pm in addition to all day Friday's. €8.95 for the... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

Spare yourself the drama of cheap coloured pitchers of muck with 100mg of alcohol that make u sick. The coors light is pure trash. No gas in the drink. Young inexperienced bar staff that are run off their feet serving clearing tables oh and cleaning up the vomit the days I was there Tastless venue that was freezing cold most... More 

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Thank Alex W
Nicolle O, Manager at The Old Borough, responded to this review

Hi Alex W we are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit with us. I do apologise about the heating as this was out of our control. Our cocktails are made to specification as described in the menu and as we offer 2 Pitchers for only €15 that is great value. We pride ourselves on our cleanliness and... More 

DUBLIN , IRELAND
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152 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017

My wife, granddaughter, a family friend and I visited the Old Borough recently. At the entrance there is a noticeboard displaying some Tripadvisor reviews. I was pleased to note that one of my reviews was included. On this occasion, we sat at a very nice table close to the servery, which has dual power and charging points. We ordered our... More 

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Thank PATJORDAN
Nicolle O, Manager at The Old Borough, responded to this review

Hello Pat thanks for such a great review. Its lovely to hear such great things and to know that from start to finish you enjoyed every moment, even your Granddaughter as the little people are as important to us too. We are becoming more popular day by day and it is because of people like you Pat that take the... More 

County Dublin, Ireland
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

Had breakfast here for the first time excellent value for money and the food was tasty. Plenty of choice nice quite setting aswell. The staff were very prompt and friendly

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Thank DisneyBubble
Nicolle O, Manager at The Old Borough, responded to this review

Hi DisneyBubble, I am delighted you enjoyed your breakfast , we pride ourselves on doing the best tasting and value breakfast in Swords and we open every day from 8am, no one else does that. So thank you and we hope to have you back with us very soon. Regards Nicolle More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $18
Cuisine
Indian, Gastropub, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Swords CO. DUBLIN, Ireland (Formerly Old Boro)
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Swords
  • Phone Number: +353 1 808 4103
Description
A must visit for anyone coming to Swords for the first time or for a repeat visit. Originally opened as a School in 1809 The Old Borough is located at the junction of Main Street Swords and Malahide Road. It is a stones throw from Dublin Airport. Now owned by JD Wetherspoon a very successful company established in 1979 and now has over 1000 Gastropubs in the U.K. It has been renovated to the highest standard and has a capacity for 400 people and has a beautiful beer garden and heated smoking area. The Menu is varied from Breakfast served from 8am to Steaks, Burgers, Pasta and Curry and Fish and Chips and a great desserts!! All food is served till 11pm every night. Our Drinks Menu has a large range of World Beers and Craft Beers and we are renowned for our selection of Ales and Draught Larger. The Old Borough is warm and friendly with a great community spirit. The staff are trained to the highest standards to ensure that all visitors are made welcome and receive 'THE PERFECT SERVE'. We look forward to seeing you soon and to reading your reviews.

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