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“Fantastic!”

South County Bar and Cafe - Douglas
Ranked #17 of 632 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $19
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, European, Gastropub
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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 !!
Cork
1 review
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

i had a fantastic experience in South County Bar and cafe. Staff was absolutely wonderful and the food was gorgeous, the best i have ever had in a bar. It was warm, beautifully decorated, with a lot of character and Irish charm. Great beer garden also. Again, people were fantastic there and it really makes a difference. I would warmly recommend the South County.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank MyrCork
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tomandcolm, Owner at South County Bar and Cafe - Douglas, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Hi There,
Thanks for taking the time to review the South County. We are delighted that you enjoyed our food selection. We try to keep it at good value with daily specials. Our beer garden is getting very popular now at this time of year so hopefully we will have some good sunshine in the coming weeks so everyone can eat and drink outdoors,
See you again soon,
Tom O'Connor
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Cork, Ireland
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Party Night”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

First time at this bar/restaurant in Cork. Really lovely interior - quite a large bar but has lots of nooks and crannies but does not feel squashed at all. Great party and the staff were really nice and we could order drinks from our table (if you wanted). Food ok - typical party food. But overall really enjoyed and will go back.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank claire g
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tomandcolm, Owner at South County Bar and Cafe - Douglas, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Thanks Claire for your kind words.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your evening with us.
As it was your first visit, I just wanted to let you know that we are also open for Breakfast. Lunch & Dinner from 10am - 7.30pm Monday to Friday and for lunch on both Saturday & Sundays up to 4pm.
We also have an extensive party food menu available which offers everything from Hot Bar Snacks &,Sandwiches to platters of bite size Appetisers & Sweet Treats to Pizza Baguettes, Spring rolls and Vegetarian & Gluten Free options.
With the Summer approaching (we hope) alot of Parties will chose to go with our Bar-B-Que menu and we have seating available outside in our beergarden area which is a nice & cosy spot with Open fires & TV's.
Thanks again for taking the time to review us & now that you know a bit more about what we have to offer, we look forward to your next visit.
Regards, Colm O Connor.
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Cork
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“Great Food and lovely atmosphere”
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.

Visited January 2013
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Thank GWBeeches
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Great Pub”
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.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Patrick L
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tomandcolm, Owner at South County Bar and Cafe - Douglas, responded to this review, 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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“A warm welcome and cosy atmosphere”
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.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank John N
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