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“Top Class”
Review of The Rusty Nail

The Rusty Nail
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Clonmany
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $25
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Situated at the foot of the Urris Hills on The Wild Atlantic Way, The Rusty Nail is one of Inishowen's hidden gems. With a welcoming open fire and friendly locals, The Rusty Nail provides a warm atmosphere to enjoy a good pint, a bit of craic, and of course great food. This traditional food pub, run by local couple Maresa & Enda McDonagh has an extensive bar food menu including favourites such pan-fried seabass fillets, cauliflower puree, grilled asparagus & salsa verde and grilled 30-day aged fillet steak, roast onion puree, watercress, traditional tobacco onions & red wine jus as well as a varied selection of pasta, vegetarian and gluten free options. The Rusty Nail hosts live traditional music sessions every Sunday evenings and caters for parties and family functions all year around. There are also many local activities nearby such as horse riding at Tullagh Bay Equestrian Centre, walks to Glenevin Waterfall, a visit to Dunree Fort as well relaxing walks on Leenan, Binion, or Tullagh strands. A journey along the Wild Atlantic Way wouldn't be the same without a visit to The Rusty Nail.
Reviewed September 22, 2013

Called in for pub grub with a group after a day's hike in the Urris Hills. Great pint of Guinness served by a friendly bar man. Ordered a mussel starter folled by the beer battered haddock from the extensive menu. The food was absolutely gorgeous with generous side orders. Everyone in the group of twelve had only good comments. Will definately be back.

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Reviewed August 19, 2013

locals very friendly, nice food, good drink and quite cheap, service quick. great company . clean premises

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Reviewed August 17, 2013

this is a wonderful little gem and it was buzzing with punters arriving for their evening meal. we were in the area for the clonmany festival and were so lucky to come across this roadside restaurant. owner was on the ball and staff were competent in dealing with the customers. food was delightful and quite reasonably priced. very popular as people were arriving all the time. very impressed.
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

nothing negative at all about the rusty nail...we have been going to donegal each year for 9 years and have frequented the rusty nail regularly...food is amazing and staff are extremely friendly...we will be back

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

We had several lovely meals here and called in for a drink most days from the first day until the last we were made to feel very welcome. The food is always freshly cooked to order and a great choice of menu, my husband especially enjoyed the steaks whilst for me the swordfish was an excellent choice along with the best chicken goujons I have tasted.

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Thank KathyW1952
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