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The Roaring Donkey

Closed Now: 5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Open today: 5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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Pub on the hill - worth the walk

This great local pub is a short walk from the cathedral, and has a great view of the harbour before... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2018
Dallas, Texas
via mobile
Best Pub!

We spent a lot of our visit in Cobh in the Roaring Donkey talking with the locals. Killian and his... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
San Francisco, California
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“great beer”(4 reviews)
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6 Orilia Terrace, Cobh, Ireland
+353 21 481 1739
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Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

This great local pub is a short walk from the cathedral, and has a great view of the harbour before you step inside. The Roaring Donkey serves quality draft beers, including regional crafts. Friendly service accompanies the traditional interior. Beer garden in the back. !!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DFWKen15
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We spent a lot of our visit in Cobh in the Roaring Donkey talking with the locals. Killian and his staff were awesome! You must visit if you are in town. It’s worth the walk up the hill! If only we could recreate this in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JMMeyer174
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff with great beer selections. Locals were welcoming and there is plenty of room with the addition of the beer garden out back.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Thomas G
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Wonderful pub and excellent service by Nigel and Tabitha. They found us tee shirts and 2 pints of Murphy’s to quench our thirst. Nigel had just returned from family wedding in states and NYC so we traded stories. Don’t miss this place for friendly chatter....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lizm398
Reviewed 10 July 2018

What a great pub and well worth the exhausting trip up the hill in the blazing sun. The pub has great character and the young lady serving behind the bar could not have been more friendly and helpful, even putting the football on for us...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TonyG1963
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Our family with adult children visited Ireland and Cobh. We stumbled into the Roaring Donkey and made it our evening hang out. They welcomed tourists. We discovered Beamish!!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Karen N
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

By far, the best pub I've ever had the pleasure to be in. Cracking people and a great pint. A must do when visiting Cobh.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 8 July 2018

It is little more than two years since the 19th century Roaring Donkey Pub came into new ownership. One could have understood some reservations among 'regulars' as to the future of what is a genuine original Traditional Irish Bar. The creative couple had plans to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

When we asked a local where we might find a good Irish pub with traditional Irish music we were directed here. It was a little bit of an uphill hike to get there form our B&B but well worth it, and it was all downhill...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Wolfbrancher
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Was meant to host the Ukelele Festival on Sat Night but the beer garden was closed for refurbishment. Was jammed as a result.

Date of experience: May 2018
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8 June 2016|
Response from Dan Q | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I don't know what entertainment they have on Thursday, there is many options within walking distance. Regards