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The Pins Gastro Bar

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$$ - $$$
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The Twelve Hotel, Barna, Galway 091, Ireland
+353 91 597 011
08:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely relaxing bar cant wait to try the cocktail menu (when I am not pregnant lol so will be back).

Thank shazzaray
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard that this place was very nice and was expecting so much. In fairness the dessert was well presented but the coffee was brutal. As for customer service it was just OK. I just wouldn't return here and wouldn't recommend this place

Thank Anne-Marie B
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful friendly professional staff, fantastic good, great choices, great for couples or families. Always busy but never feels cramped...staff go out of their way to make your visit an enjoyable one. Def recommend a visit.

Thank threepalstravelling
County Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ideal for lunch or dinner. Good menu, lots of choice. Lovely buzz here always. Great wine list here and throughout the hotel.

Thank Patrick K
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten here on many occasions. My breakfast favorites are the french toast and pancakes although the eggs benedict are some of the best I have tasted!! Great lunch menu using wonderful local ingredients. Pizza Dozina is just delightful, especially The Prom pizza!! Great relaxed atmosphere and attentive staff - kudos folks!!

Thank Alma N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Chowder and a bucket of chicken wings every time. Sublime have never eaten better versions. Could eat them every day. Calm not rushed relaxing family friendly atmosphere. A favourite place for locals always a good sign

Thank Nuala H
Oxford Uk
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Stayed here before, and thought it was great, so decided to book a table for Sunday lunch for 4 after the Salthill triathlon. Needless to say we were starving. The food that arrived was delightful, but the rations of vegetables were too small.A tablespoon of cabbage and 3 potatoes. We had to ask the waiter for extra veg - which... More 

Thank Kski
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Had lunch, dinner and breakfast at the pub; each time the food choices were great, new and delicious. How convenient! We thought of going across the street for fish and chips but wondered "why?"

Thank Elizabeth A M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I went to the restaurant to see if they would be able to do brakfast for us. must say I have never meet such a roud manager before. he told me it was 1145am. and he did not do brakfast at this time. the restaurant was very empty and he was not very friendly . hi was with 6 people... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We had mid afternoon appetizers of crab claws with a beer, which was just what we needed after the drive from Dingle. We then had dinner the second night. Was very busy but was able to get a table in about 15 minutes. Once again, food was first rate and service exemplary.

Thank Robert S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
Irish, Bar, Italian, Pizza, European, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Twelve Hotel, Barna, Galway 091, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway  >  Barna
  • Phone Number: +353 91 597 011
A destination in its own right, The Pins is loved by locals and overnight guests alike. In addition to an incredible food menu there is an equally incredible selection of cocktails,beers and wines. The Pins is a great place to enjoy good coffees,breads 'just out of the oven' from the on-site bakery and tantalising local produce infused with flavours from around the world. Catch a Traditional Irish Music session and see Galway's finest Jazz acts. Open from 8am for breakfast, serving great local food all day, everyday and Night. Acclaimed for its use of local ingredients and noted as making the 'Best Pizza outside of Napoli', The Pins has one gourmet rosette for culinary excellence. Winner of 'the Best Gastro Pub in Ireland' and 'The Best Casual Dining in Ireland'.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?