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South Pole Inn

Main Street, Annascaul, Ireland
+353 66 915 7388
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish and chips” (18 reviews)
“burger” (6 reviews)
“chowder” (7 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Main Street, Annascaul, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 352 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Tom Crean was quite a guy and this is quite a pub. If you've read about The Endurance - Shackelton's Great Adventure, you'll love the picture, letters and info that covers the walls. We purchased a pint and walked the rooms. What a great place.

Thank Tom_Cast
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch last week. There were limited choices for lunch and I ordered a spicy burger and chips. It was exactly as promised and came pretty quickly. The kids liked their food too and we all left refreshed. The staff are great...More

Thank Fidgetwidget
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

Visited the home of legendary Mr Crean at the South Pole Inn. Nice pub atmosphere, lager named after adventurer himself and decent food. Had the South Pole Inn burger and the patty tasted like home made and not frozen. A must if you are in...More

1  Thank Matkaaja86
Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

We read about the exploits of the unsung hero of the Antarctica expeditions, Tom Crean. He came back to Ireland after his 3rd expedition and many other adventures, opened up a pub in his home town with his wife and kids, put away his medals...More

Thank Suzy C
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Here in this small village lived one of Ireland's unsung heroes. This pub celebrates his achievements with lots of photos, facts and articles about Tom Crean and his adventures in the Antarctic. I was a bit disappointed that it was not more museum like with...More

Thank AandB_Dublin
Reviewed October 1, 2017

Brilliant pub. We normally stop just for a drink. On Friday we stopped for lunch. Am I glad we did. My wife had the tuna melt which was fine. I had the Fish & chips. Best fish ever. Anywhere. If you are passing do not...More

Thank santiagowalking
Reviewed September 26, 2017

The South Pole Inn is a must for Antarctic fans- the original owner Tom Crean made 3 expeditions to the South Pole- great history on the walls and the toasted sandwiches were plentiful and delicious- fresh hot soup also very good- and a lovely pint...More

Thank NoFuFu
Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

Some of the most helpful, friendly and informative staff in Ireland- and the food is tastey too! We were intrigued by the history of the place and had to visit. Amazing to walk around looking at all the Tom Crean memorabilia. I recommend checking out...More

Thank mcpaddles
Reviewed September 11, 2017

I read about the history of this place having been opened by Tom Crean after coming back from his Antarctic expeditions, so I on my way to Dingle I stopped for a Guinness and to enjoy the "Old pub atmosphere". I loved the pictures on...More

Thank Flavio P
Reviewed September 7, 2017

We were staying close by so went here for drinks a few times and also for a light lunch on one day. The seafood chowder was excellent! The service was always friendly and efficient and there is so much to look at on the walls...More

1  Thank gail p
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marian c
March 5, 2017|
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Response from garytpercival | Property representative |
At present we are only open Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon until 5 pm. This will increase after St. Patrick's day to during the week as well at evenings around Easter Regards Gary South Pole inn 0669157388 or 0858128129
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Annascaul, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Dingle Peninsula  >  Annascaul
  • Phone Number: +353 66 915 7388
  • E-mail
Historic public house, named by the Antarctic explorer Tom CreanTom sail to the Antarctic three times under the command of Captain Robert Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton and received the Albert medal for bravery on Captain Scotts ill fated Terra Nova expedition.Tom retired from the Royal Navy and ran the pub until his death in 1938.
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