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Review of Mary McBrides Bar

Mary McBrides Bar
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Cushendun
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish
Description: When visiting this beautiful seaside village - do NOT miss a visit to one of Ireland's smallest pubs - Mary McBride's.....say hello to owners Cormac and his sister Fiona while enjoying a pint of Guinness and chatting with one or two of the locals. This Pub has tons of history based on the life of the original owner, Mary McBride herself The pub is a traditional old style house pub, that has had few modernised features in and around it, the downstairs is a lovely family run pub with really nice pub grub menu, with many an evening turning into a sing song, weve got music most saturday evenings and Mary's sunday session from 4pm every sunday Bar menu from April to October Monday - Sunday The upstairs restaurant opened in 2015 and goes under the name of "The Little Black Door " its a seafood Bistro and is opened Thursday - Saturday 6pm to 9.30pm, it serves a wide range of local seafood but also chicken, Duck and Steaks. Call in and enjoy a seafood delight cooked by head Chef Charlie Mcauley and say hello to Sarah and the rest of the girls in the restaurant.
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Description: When visiting this beautiful seaside village - do NOT miss a visit to one of Ireland's smallest pubs - Mary McBride's.....say hello to owners Cormac and his sister Fiona while enjoying a pint of Guinness and chatting with one or two of the locals. This Pub has tons of history based on the life of the original owner, Mary McBride herself The pub is a traditional old style house pub, that has had few modernised features in and around it, the downstairs is a lovely family run pub with really nice pub grub menu, with many an evening turning into a sing song, weve got music most saturday evenings and Mary's sunday session from 4pm every sunday Bar menu from April to October Monday - Sunday The upstairs restaurant opened in 2015 and goes under the name of "The Little Black Door " its a seafood Bistro and is opened Thursday - Saturday 6pm to 9.30pm, it serves a wide range of local seafood but also chicken, Duck and Steaks. Call in and enjoy a seafood delight cooked by head Chef Charlie Mcauley and say hello to Sarah and the rest of the girls in the restaurant.
Reviewed May 27, 2013

As the previous reviewer said, give it a wide berth. Surly service,lukewarm food and grim interior. They have the potential to make a real killing with such a beautiful little village. Your custom is not welcome so spend it in Cushendall.

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3  Thank terryc768
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

We visited in April 2013 - Mary McBride's is no longer serving food, certainly not on Saturdays in April. One of the earlier reviewers mentioned the glum waitress who served them. I can confirm that she appears to be still working there; however her glumness has been surpassed by what I can only describe as surly service in the bar. I felt that we were intruding and that our trade was not wanted by the barman who took our drinks order. As for the customers, it felt a bit like Deliverance where the room went silent when we entered. Strained my ears but could not hear the banjos.

Try Cushendall Golf Club for friendly, smiling service as well as great food prices such as £13.50 for three table d'hote courses. It is only a few miles away and you are warmly welcomed.

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2  Thank sheughtraveller
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

Very nice pub atmosphere with a good glass of beer before or after cycling Torr Head.
We hope to be back soon cycling from the westcoast of Ireland to the eastcoast of England. Lets hope manny Dutch will follow us, it's worthwile.

1  Thank zwartehond
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

We loved this little pub in Cushendun. The Bartenders were all very friendly and the service was prompt. Good craic!

1  Thank arkitkat
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

Adequate although a little on the greasy side but fine for a quick meal. Service was quick enough, pub traditional and plenty of rooms you can choose to sit in.

1  Thank Margaret B
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