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“What A Find....”
Review of The Malt House

The Malt House
Ranked #3 of 17 Nightlife in Athlone
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Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“What A Find....”
Reviewed June 2, 2014

We were drawn into this fine establishment by chance when we spotted a blackboard outside with Stowford Press badging and we cannily thought any pub that sells Stowford has got to know it's beers. What we found inside was an overwhelmingly fabulous experience, not just of the craft ale variety, but just as a great pub. Our hostess and manageress, Michelle, was so attentive and welcoming that we thought we had known her all our lives. An articulate and eloquent chatter, she really brightens up what is a warm, clean and friendly pub.
The Stowford was indeed on sale on draft and was delicious. There were 3 or 4 other Irish craft ales on tap and Michelle had a great knowledge of what each one brought in terms of flavour and preference and her recommendations on what may suit each of us in company were spot on. I can personally recommend the Offaly brewed "Bo Bristle" as a crisp and intensely fruit strong IPA.
This is a great pub and we were surprised to learn it has only recently reopened with Michelle at the helm. It feels like she has ran it for years. I would like to wish her and guys all the very best with The Malt House. It came as no surprise though to learn that the Athlone craft ale society meet here for monthly tastings. That says it all. If you like good beer and banter drop by this wonderful Athlone hostelry. You won't be disappointed. I've no hesitation in giving it a top rating.

Visited June 2014
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great beer with great atmosphere”
Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

A wide selection of lovely craft beers on hand alongside the staples of irish pubs. So there's something for everyone.

There's always a bit of craic to be had among the staff and locals during the week, and weekends are as lively as you'd want!

Being in the hospitality trade myself, I appreciate that these things don't just come by chance, rather they're the result of lots of effort from the staff and owners!

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“A great night,,,”
Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Friendly staff ,bar woman Michelle made sure we were welcomed with open Arms.... Great live band! Lively crowd... Highly recommend '!!!

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Thank ebevan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great pub”
Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Brilliant choice of craft beers,good band playing, good mixture of people drinking there,toilets spotless,staff friendly,would definitely recommend visiting here for drinks and craic

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Thank Alan C
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Moate, Ireland
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“A great pub”
Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

Good selection of craft beers on draft and in bottles. Friendly staff make you feel welcome. Great relaxed atmosphere. What more could you want from an Athlone pub?

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