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“Good bet in Ennis”
Review of Knox's

Knox's
Ranked #8 of 104 Restaurants in Ennis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: In the heart of the bustling town of Ennis, Knox's is an enduringly popular local pub and bistro with an engaging and convivial atmosphere, establishing it as one of the most popular venues for nightlife and entertainment. Exposed stone and brickwork and wooden beams give the interior a rustic charm, while fresh local produce sets off the brasserie-style dishes on the menu in the upstairs restaurant. All sporting events including Championship hurling and football, Premiership games, Champions League, Six Nations and the Heineken Cup are all shown live in the bar. The resident DJs and live music will have you dancing and with the late night bar extension from Thursday to Sunday, Knox's keeps the lively and friendly crowd buzzing late into the night. Knox's is the ideal entertainment venue with Live Music five nights a week as well as DJs, pub quizzes and lots more. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the bar for all customers.
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Level 6 Contributor
212 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Good bet in Ennis”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

Knox Pub in Ennis is a typical Irish Pub serving lunch and dinner along with a good variety of ales. The prices are reasonable and the food is of nice quality. We found the wait staff easy and not intimidating to visitors. This is an easy choice in Ennis.

  • Visited September 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Decent bar food”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

We ate here on a mid-week night in September. The place was fairly busy and the 2 barmen (who also act as waiters serving the tables) seemed to be run off their feet. The two barmen were both friendly and attentive (full marks) and it took some time for the food to arrive. I had a chicken curry (which was flagged as mild - and that is what it was!) that was served on top of a poppadum which itself was on top of the rice. This was a little bizarre and made for a somewhat soggy mess and I would resepctfully suggest that any poppadum be served on the side in future!
A down side for me was the complete lack of any Irish craft beer, even in bottle; something that seems very difficult to find in Ennis which seems odd for a tourist town despite the many microbreweries opening these days. I did ask if they had any Galway Hooker, but all they could offer were the usual Diageo macrobrews!

  • Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A good meal”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

The meals were well cooked, in quantity and good service. There was an extensive menu and good deals.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Mike M
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Declan O, Public Relations Manager at Knox's, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Hi Mike. Thanks for the great review. We really appreciate the time you have taken out to leave us a review. We always make sure our guests are well fed and don't leave on an empty stomach so I'm glad you were no different! I hope you had a safe journey home and make sure to call back in next time your around Ennis. And thanks again for the review.
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Ennis, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Restaurant Food too expensive for what you get!!...”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

We, normally have a meal with the Bar Menu. We tried the Restaurant Menu. I won't be going back to the Restaurant!.. It was very expensive for what we got. The meal portions for the diner we would have had in the bar would have been bigger. The price was very expensive. Could not fault the Waitress, she was very helpful, and it was a very busy night. She was the only person on...(note to management, need to get more staff, not leave it for one person to do.)

  • Visited July 2013
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Declan O, Public Relations Manager at Knox's, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Hi there! Thank you for the feedback on your recent visit. I appreciate the time you have taken out to leave us this review. However, I'm sorry that you did not enjoy the visit as much as hoped. Our bar prices are made to be as competitive as possible while being value to the customer at the same time. Our restaurant dishes are different from our barfood and thus the prices there represent that. I hope this experience doesn't prevent you from returning in the future. Thanks again for the feedback and hopefully we will see you again in the future.
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Veenendaal, Utrecht, Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great place in Ennis!”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

During our two day stay in Ennis, we went to Knox's two times to have some dinner. First night we went for the downstairs pub and had an early bird menu (2 courses and a beverage) which was great value for money. Great atmosphere and very friendly staff! For the second night we went to the upstairs bistro. More quiet over here, but still very cozy. Again we had some great food, very friendly staff and good value for money. Would definitely go back again, highly recommended!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Martijn H
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Declan O, Public Relations Manager at Knox's, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Hi Martijn! Thank you for the great review! I'm delighted you enjoyed your recent visit to us so much! We aim to treat every customer the same by offering quality food and quality service on a regular basis. I'm glad that you received both of these on your visit. We also aim to price out food at a competitive rate while also being of value to the customer. I hope ye had a safe journey home and I hope to see you again in Knoxs one day. Thanks again for the review.
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