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Taaffes Castle Bar

Bar, Pub, Irish
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Newry Street, Carlingford, Ireland
+353 (0) 429373770
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 am
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely pub with great beers and a good beer garden. Very busy and popular with people watching football but meant we were guaranteed a seat outside in the sunshine!

Thank JojoC20
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Taaffes is our favourite pub in carlingford. it's cosy and well decorated with candles and fairy lights etc. we have only been there during the day or early evening so I imagine it's a different beast at night. we were here last Thursday afternoon and again early Thursday evening before dinner. we enjoyed a few drinks but the staff were... More 

Thank Sharon M
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First we were told they were out of the beer we wanted to order. We then received our lunch meals and it really was a poor meal which we left uneaten. Seemed very rushed and the produce didn't seem fresh. Would definitely come back to the beer garden for drinks though.

Thank SiobhanMcGibbon
Ottawa, Canada
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271 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small pub in Carlingford is full of character. There are lots of interesting decorations packed into its limited space. Make sure you check out the tiny patio upstairs in the back with interesting relics on display. We were there for lunch, and the soup and breads were delicious! Service was friendly and quick. Even the toilets are worth a... More 

Thank 448andyk
Co. Mayo, Ireland
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a fantastic weekend in Carlingford for a hen party. We did cocktail making with Andrew in Taaffes bar. He was brilliant so funny and very informative well worth the money. Taaffes is fine but was so packed it was uncomfortable. The night before We went there before 9.30pm as we were promised a reserved seat but when we... More 

Thank NEEDIA75
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

we visited Taaffes today and were left gobsmacked with the food we ordered and the way it was served. The food was piled on the plates and I ordered a chicken fillet burger it was a disaster I didn't touch it ...it was stuck to the bun and lettuce and onions thrown on the plate. The waitresses that served us... More 

Thank stavrosireland
County Louth, Ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for bbq with hens group it was our least favourite of places understaffed and overrated. We were booked in for our evening meal of bbq in the castle sounds great but it wasnt ill say no more ...

Thank charly150
Bangor, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Small pub in the centre of town that was full of character. I imagine it would be warm and cosy in winter time too with a small wood burner. Service was very good. Only draw back was loud tv with horse racing on for people at bar. I presume these were locals which was a good sign. Would definitely visit... More 

Thank georgematthews
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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

What can I say....they let far far far too many people in making it ridiculously uncomfortable and unenjoyable for everybody inside.....pure greed that's all that is.....toilets floors were saturated the whole night...ugh....and a word of warning... Do not buy any of the wines that are in the taps(like beer)...my friend was charged €6 for the tiniest flute of wine.....bar staff... More 

Thank Sharon P
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Having arrived in Carlingford for a weekend as a group on a stag party, we found Taffe's to be a lovely welcoming bar. Doormen were friendly at all times, we were not in any way rowdy and the doormen were fine to us at all times. There is a wonderful beer garden which when the sun is shining (which it... More 

Thank TheLittleFerret

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $10
Bar, Pub, Irish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Newry Street, Carlingford, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Louth  >  Carlingford
  • Phone Number: +353 (0) 429373770
We are an Irish traditional pub that serves pub grub at a high standard downstairs, a disco bar upstairs that attracts a crowd of all age groups at the weekend and a banquet hall in the castle, enjoy cheers

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?