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“Hits the spot after exploring Bunratty Castle”
Review of Durty Nelly's

Durty Nelly's
Ranked #2 of 11 Restaurants in Bunratty
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $33
Cuisines: Irish, Seafood, Bar
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Durty Nelly’s is one of Ireland’s most famous pubs and offers a truly unique Irish experience through its history and character. Often copied but never replaced, this truly unique piece of Irish heritage dates back to 1620. Enjoy the craic agus ceoil at the world-renowned Durty Nelly’s where we offer live Traditional Irish music every weekend, host festivals all year ’round, and even welcome a few celebrities on occasion!Durty Nelly’s is famed for our extensive and great-value menus in The Bar, Loft & Oyster Restaurants. Whether it be a quick bite or a special meal, our top-class chefs will cater to every taste and budget, providing an unforgettable dining experience.
Columbus, Ohio
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27 reviews
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“Hits the spot after exploring Bunratty Castle”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

My wife and I drove from Galway in the morning to Bunratty Castle. After a drive of about 1.5 hours and 3 hours or so at Bunratty Castle we headed across the street for lunch at Durty Nelly’s.

The food and the service were both very good. The pub and the restrooms were clean. Both the staff and other patrons were friendly and offered us some tips for driving around and exploring the area. Nelly’s made for a nice lunch break after exploring Bunratty Castle, we would stop there again.

Its worth mentioning that if you’ve only had a Guinness in the U.S., then you owe it to yourself to have a pint overseas; the Guinness we end up with the States is skunked by comparison. If a stout just isn’t your thing, Bulmer’s Irish Cider gets two thumbs up from my wife and I. Give it a try.

  • Visited August 2012
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Walla Walla, Washington
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“Could be improved, but a good spot”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

Ate here when we were staying at the Dromoland and wanted more of a local experience, however found that it was mostly tourists anyway. Food was good, but service was sorely lacking. Given the previous reviews, I was actually quite surprised. I can't complain much, having paid four times as much for fish and chips at the castle - with Durty Nelly's being far superior. The food is definitely worth the price, and the place has great ambiance. Perhaps they were understaffed the day I was there.

  • Visited February 2013
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Athlone, Ireland
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“Revival required.”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

Durty Nelly's is very tired. I had a good morning coffee and observed many tourists wandering in and out, crying out for attention and a good experience. This establishment has been tarted down and abused beyond any recognition of an authentic old Irish pub experience.

Visited March 2013
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Dunboyne, Ireland
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“olde worldly”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

great old spot, food was fantastic, lovely atmopshere with turf fires and sawdust on the floor. sing songs in the Snug was very enjoyable

Visited February 2013
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Adare, Ireland
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“Great pub”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

This pub has a great atmosphere love coming here when im in town ,pricey pint but there are more expensive

  • Visited February 2013
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