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Taaffes Castle Bar

Irish, Bar, Pub
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Newry Street, Carlingford, Ireland
+353 (0) 429373770
11:00 am - 12:30 am
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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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Mount Gilead, Ohio
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44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful old bar in Carlingford, Ireland. The food and the service were excellent! There was a fire in the little fire place and we enjoyed the entire experience immensely. One of the highlights of our Ireland trip. The bar actually attached to a castle!

Thank CMHEurope
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely brilliant spot!!! Staff,manager & service was outstanding!! Pub is a brilliant spot very clean & lively, night life in the castle was an amazing experience we all had a brilliant night!! We had our breakfast in taaffes the next morning it was lovely!! I cant stress how nice the staff was!! After our appalling experience across the road, they... More 

Thank Ciara B
Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A friendly pub with open fire and clean smoking area. Has live music quite regularly. Great place to spend an evening

Thank TheLamb33
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Great bar, really busy so you might struggle to get a seat for a while. vodka coke and a pint was around 11 euros. Good atmosphere with stag/hen parties! There was meant to be live music on but unless they were upstairs we didnt see anyone and we were there for a few hours. Would recommend a visit!

Thank Lisa F
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

I stood at the bar for ages i was the only one around the bar, three girls stood there ignoring me taken selfies ?? In work? Terrible customer service skills. I bought a vodka and 7up it tasted like watered down vodka it was disgusting, i brought it back up and the girl wasn't one bit friendly, i never complain... More 

Thank Sarahcarli13
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Taaffees Castle was the finally stop of our pub crawl in Carlingford. Although well liquored, we had a fantastic night in Taaffes. Staff were friendly and the entertainment was top class, it was a one man band who played all rock hits! I would definatley go back! P.s. pints were good too!

Thank Ciaran M
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Visited Taffes on August Bank holiday and had a great time in the courtyard, great music by the gentleman performing and great service by the staff. The Irish coffees were fantastic. The area was pretty packed when we arrived in mid afternoon but the young waitress quickly found us a seat and took our order, there were people of al,... More 

Thank Tony M
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319 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

We were in Carlingford for lunch in Four Seasons. We were walking in the town and heard the music in an outside area with seats. The man who was singing was excellent. The atmosphere was good. Lots of elderly people dancing and enjoying themselves. If in Carlingford I would go back for the music.

Thank shelly-ann
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $10
Irish, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
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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