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“Pre Wedding family buffet & drinks 26th December 2013”
Review of Giltraps Pub

Giltraps Pub
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Kinnitty
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $17
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Giltraps Pub in Kinnitty, County Offaly, Ireland, is a landmark building in the centre of the picturesque village at the foothills of the Slieve Bloom mountains in the Irish midlands. Dating back to the seventeenth century when it was originally a hotel, Giltraps Pub is now a family run operation managed by the Clendennen family. Whether you're looking for an open fire after a days hiking or walking in the Slieve Bloom Mountains, attending a wedding at Kinnitty Castle Hotel, want to have the 'craic' or chat about GAA with the locals or you're simply looking for the 'perfect' pint of Guinness, then Giltraps is one of the best pubs / bars in the area to chose from. Giltraps has been awarded a number of accolades including Black & White Scotch Whisky Heritage Pub of the Year, James Joyce Pub of the Year Award and the highest recognition (5 stars) in Pub Spy Review by the Sunday World newspaper. If you are looking for accommodation in Kinnitty, whether you are attending a wedding in the nearby Kinnitty Castle or looking to explore to picturesque countryside, we also have Giltraps Townhouse & Glamping Accommodation located adjacent to Giltraps Pub which offers a range of deluxe ensuite rooms and glamping accomodation to suit everybody's needs.
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“Pre Wedding family buffet & drinks 26th December 2013”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

We booked the Giltraps back in May for a family meal the day before a big family wedding in kinnitty. The owners were extremely helpful in organising the details for us. On arrival there was a great atmosphere in the pub and a lovely welcome! The food was amazing and the drinks were flowing! We would highly recommend the pub, its perfect for a private buffet for a large group! Thank you for everything John and the rest of the team!
Sarah Snowball & family

  • Visited December 2013
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“Great pub to ring in the new year”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

We rang in 2014 in Giltraps while staying in the area. Giltraps pub has a lovely atmosphere , clean toilets & family run. The bar staff were very friendly & welcoming serving a great pint of 'the black stuff' irish coffees, cocktails & even served sandwiches & hot snacks to celebrate the ringing in of the new year.

Visited January 2014
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Kildare, Ireland
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“Our big day in the small town in the big mountains”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

The most fantastic place we have ever been great fantastic unreal all these words together would not come close .
To describing how much fun and how welcome we were made .

Visited August 2013
1 Thank neilcash55
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Family Fun”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

Very friendly staff, seemed like a fully functioning family pub which was nice with brothers and sisters flitting in and out as did the parents. Great pint of the black stuff!

Visited June 2013
1 Thank Bourkey55
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“Giltraps, always perfect”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

Giltraps is an unassuming pub at first glance, within lies the heartland of Offaly, quiet old farmers by the fire, hardy woodsmen debating the game, or politics

Always a warm welcome and a cheap pint

  • Visited August 2012
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