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“A cool Pub”
Review of The Thatch

The Thatch
Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Killenard
Cuisines: Italian
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Benton, Kentucky
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A cool Pub”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

this pub is a easy walk from staying at the Heritage golf & spa Resort, lots of neat wooded tables inside. good pizza and boyfriend liked the beer

Visited June 2013
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English first
Portarlington, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Great truck stop”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

The food was exactly what it said on the menu,regular food for the regular person,the place was full at lunch time and I had a great feed...nearly couldn't finish it......nearly lol

Visited June 2013
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Thank Sheffshane
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Manlius, New York
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Two and a half”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

Not quite a poor, but not really good either. Now, did you come all the way to Ireland to have pizza, and not so good pizza, at that? The trouble is, The Thatch is the most affordable place to eat, and is an easy walk from the hotel. I ordered the "special," pizza and a beer for €10. I found compared to the other restaurants nearby (all owned by the Heritage resort), I could not afford to turn it down.

The Thatch is described as an original pub with a thatched roof, only it burned down. From the description, one expects something like a real pub, instead, with its pseudo-Druid decor, it is dark and gloomy. There were only two groups present: about nine Spanish au pair girls, having a great time, only in Spanish; plus, there was a group of four local people huddled at one end of the bar. I had a nice conversation with the woman bar tender/ server, who was very friendly and helpful, especially once she figured out that I wasn't a rich American, and really could not afford the adjoining Italian restaurant, also owned by the Heritage.

The Thatch is outside the gates of the resort, and therefore appears to be a stand alone pub. It is probably fair to say that the Heritage does not want any competition, nor do they wish to offer a true alternative to their guests. One wishes it were otherwise.

  • Visited June 2013
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