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“a true gem”

Paddy Coyne's Public House
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Tullycross
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Portstewart, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“a true gem”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

Whilst visiting the enchanting region of connemara and a 3 day trip to the beautiful village of tullycross i dined in this bar/restaurant... upon entering you are greeted pleasantly by the great staff members and the boss himself was present! fantastic atmosphere from the moment you enter! the decor was splendid , so inviting and has great character.. the seating area of the restaurant is comfortable and every tourists dream!! the outside smoking area is suprisingly splendid unlike any other one i have ever seen or imagined !!! it even has an are of "rest" but i wont give away too much :) colin one of the staff members was so friendly and the bossman Gerard served us our drinks and is a joyful and witty man with so much knowledge about the area and wine which I was most interested in :) for starters we tried the black pudding which was amazing!! for our mains we tried the chicken dish and the scallops which were to say the least extremely tasteful and a great choice! the chicken melted in my mouth and had exquisite flavours.... the wine was excellent and the price is reasonable and affordable and the country pub is a must see for tourists groups or couples!! i cannot wait to visit this bar again and experience the fab food and local ingredients they use to serve the best meal ive had in the region !!! keep up the good work and you shall capture the attention of many others !!! a true delight and a little secret that should be shared ...................:)

  • Visited March 2013
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“Worth the trip ..”
Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

In this far flung corner of Connemara there exists a rare gem and this is it. There is no other pub in Ireland to match this place. It's as real and authentic as the fire that burns in the corner. It's 150 years old. The food is higher standard than normal pub grub. I had the mussels .. Wow. My partner had the steak. Excellent. The wine list is good. Then the other treat is Gerard the owner. The last of the worlds great dreamers. Well worth the chat up. All in all I enjoyed a superb experience. Thank you.

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London
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“A great Connemara Pub in a beautiful remote setting”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Paddy Coyne's Pub est.1811 in TullyCross, Renvyle, Co.Galway, is a classic Irish village pub oozing with old world character and some very notable new additions. TullyCross stands at the crossroads to the Renvyle peninsula in one road direction - Lettergesh & Leenane (John Wayne's "Quiet Man" country - Lettergesh beach was the scene of the famous beach Horse Race!) down the other road and Letterfrack / Clifden on the remaining road - it is an excellent and beautiful location to stay if your visiting Connemara! The pub itself has of all things a large Viking Ship located next door to it (the owner has a sense of humour of sorts and it certainly opens your eyes and imagination!), once inside it is a typical Irish country pub, friendly and efficient staff, a small snug bar in front and a larger lounge out the back which serves brilliant quality food far far better than what I had tasted in the more "renowned" Renvyle House Hotel down the road from it. You can tell that their chef cares about his food and uses local ingredients to best effect - the Renvyle scallop and black pudding and the Killary Harbour mussels in white wine were excellent choices. Portions were extremely generous and reasonable priced by comparison. The pub has a very good wine list if you prefer to avoid the excellent Guinness!?! They also have an outside area out back for smokers with lots of weird and eclectic Irish memorabilia. The pub hosts live music nights and the Anglers Bar next door (yes, 2 pubs and 1 hotel in this tiny village!) also provides live music. Last, but not least, the pub has a large old Gaelic map of Europe on the Lounge bar wall worth making your trip to TullyCross on it's own, as you can spend your time drinking, talking all kinds of glorious rhymes with kite and trying to pronounce the Gaelic for Moscow following your umpteenth pint of the black stuff...seek this place out when you travel around Connemara, you shall not be disappointed!!

  • Visited December 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Charming pub with lovely staff”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

This is a traditional Irish pub which is with the same family for 200 years! It is full of antiques and memorabilia, a really cosy fire and a great atmosphere.
The staff are lovely and the owner and his nephew are enthusiastic about their business.
Coffee and Guinness are great, they do food in the summer months also.
We had a lovely visit on a very cold day and it was a treat to sit by the warm turf fire.
I look forward to visiting again.

  • Visited December 2012
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