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“Great Food and lovely atmosphere”

South County Bar and Cafe - Douglas
Ranked #25 of 656 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $22
Cuisines: Irish, Gastropub
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Good value Food, drinks and IRISH MUSIC is what makes the South County Bar & café, Douglas a must when visiting Cork. Douglas village is a short taxi ride(3 miles) from Cork city and the South County is within walking distance of local hotels The Maryborogh House & Rochestown Park Hotel(both 10 mins walk). This award winning Irish pub has an old world feel, has a cosy snug and a wonderful outdoor area, 'The Guinness beer Garden'. IRISH MUSIC sessions throughout the year...Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday nights aswell as a fun sing-along ballad session every Sunday at 6pm. This pub also boasts a large selection of Irish whiskies in the Whiskey corner and serves the tastiest Irish coffee around !!
Reviewed March 7, 2013

The food is very high quality and service is excellent. Would recommend the South County for lunch or evening meal where you can relax and have a few drinks if desired afterwards.

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Reviewed January 26, 2013

To call this pub a restaurant is a stretch---but it is a great pub. I have been going there on my annual visits to Irleand for years and have always enjoyed it. i will be in Ireland this summer and the first pub i will visit will be the South County.

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Thank Patrick L
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tomandcolm, Owner at South County Bar and Cafe - Douglas, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2013

Thankyou for your review of the South County bar & cafe. We agree with your point regarding the 'Restaurant' category. Unfortunately Trip advisor don't have apub category. While we are really happy with our food service and quality and value of our menus, we would be delighted if Tripadvisor also put the South county in the 'Things to do category' under 'Nightlife' or 'Amusement' . This would we feel be particularly helpful for tourists looking for a fun evening in an authentic Irish pub and looking for some Irish music. We now have Irish music sessions four nights a week , every week.
Again , thanks for your comments and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Cork.
Regards, Tom O'C.

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Reviewed December 31, 2012

Myself and a few friends visited the bar in December on our way back from a weekend break in much need of good food and a cosy atmosphere. Luckily, we found this in bucketfuls in the South County. The bar service was prompt and the food delicious. We found all the staff we encountered were very courteous, in particular the barman we dealt with as he was very helpful and friendly. I can’t recall his name but he had a northern accent and really went the extra mile to make us all feel most welcome. Other highlights for me were the lovely open fire which really encouraged us to stay for a drink or two more then we had planned! I would definitely return to this bar next time we are visiting Cork.

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Thank John N
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

Whether your looking for a gorgeous cup of hot chocolate, a sandwich or a great night out, the south county has it all. The turf fire, the outdoor area, the staff, the menu the whole package is a credit to the family who run it. Congrats to you all.

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Thank lydia f
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tomandcolm, Owner at South County Bar and Cafe - Douglas, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2012

Thanks alot for your review of the South County bar & cafe. We've enjoyed a great Christmas season , thanks to all our staff . I will post your review up in our staff room.We hope to see you in 2013. Happy New Year

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Reviewed December 22, 2012

My friends and I meet every Thursday for lunch to catch up and have a good natter, The South County is our haven and we call it our Holy Hour. Not even the husbands will phone us during this time. The food is top class and the staff are so friendly and welcoming, Its always clean and the facilities spotless. This is one day in the week we really look forward to and we wouldn't dream of going anywhere else. We have all we need in the South County. Keep up the amazing work guys, see you next thursday. Marie , Jean, Helena and Joanne xxxx

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