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The Tap Tavern

Kinsale, Ireland
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Real old fashioned pub

The pub is small with one bar and an open fire, serving a perfect pint of Guinness, everyone is... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Barry W
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Best pub I have ever visited.

I visited Kinsale for a few days of relaxing in the middle of a business trip. The Tap was just... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
New York City, New York
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“roaring fire” (2 reviews)
Kinsale, Ireland
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

The pub is small with one bar and an open fire, serving a perfect pint of Guinness, everyone is made to feel welcome by the landlady Mary

Thank Barry W
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

I visited Kinsale for a few days of relaxing in the middle of a business trip. The Tap was just down the street from where we were staying and I instantly fell in love. Cozy interior, roaring fire, no Muzak and spinning double diamond sign....More

Thank JazzSooner
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Fantastic pub in the heart of the town and close by to our accommodation. We really enjoyed having a drink here on a rainy evening in Kinsale with the fire going!

Thank ireland2812
Reviewed 2 July 2017

During our recent stay in Kinsale, Ireland, we enjoyed several evenings in the Tap Tavern. It is a lovely, family-friendly pub with historic and convivial atmosphere and a snug turf fire in the fireplace on chilly evenings. The pub is owned by Mary O'Neil, whom...More

2  Thank billandpammatthys
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This place is small and so popular it's a squeeze to get in, but it's authentic Ireland. Roaring fire, a yester Year cash register, revolving double diamond advert, no music and a lovely 80 yr old proprietress that welcomes everyone personally and thanks you too...More

Thank markc2812
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Mary was behind the bar the day we arrived in Kinsale. We promptly fell in love with her and this charming, historically significant family owned tavern. Our ghost tour started and ended here, and it was a great spot for making connections and gathering information...More

Thank debbolz
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Hmmm...a tavern instead of a pub? What's the difference? Who cares? They serve drinks and have a cool patio with ancient signs (and an ancient well) and cool décor. The bathrooms are modern and the bartender is fun. Jumping off point for the Ghost Tour...More

Thank Jim T
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Went here as it is the meet up spot for the Ghost Tour. I'm glad I was able to see it and hear it's great history. Don't miss seeing the old well in patio area.

1  Thank auvoir
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Went to Mary's Tap Tavern both nights of our Kinsale visit. Small, intimate, just like our favorite watering hole at home. Easy to meet other travelers and locals alike. Full range of drinks, too. And the Ghost Tour is a hoot.

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Does not fail to disappoint, straight up pub serving drink, nothing more, nothing less. Nothing more gastro than the bacon fries.

Thank DamianCreedon
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20 February 2017|
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Response from billandpammatthys | Reviewed this property |
Mary's Bed and Breakfast is called the Seagull House
25 March 2016|
Response from OrvalEnthusiast | Reviewed this property |
There is a charge. I've not taken it, but I believe you walk around the ancient streets of Kinsale at night, hearing scary stories. I would use google for more info.