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$$ - $$$Irish, ,
18 Abbey Street, Ennis, Ireland
+353 65 682 2871
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“stew” (6 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups, European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18 Abbey Street, Ennis, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I'm absolutely disgusted with how we were treated at this restaurant on Saturday night. I'd booked a table there a week in advance to treat my mother for mothers day, and called during the week to confirm the booking. There was no hassle whatsoever with...More

Thank sue749
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yet again this establishment never fails to disappoint. Twice visited in Feb/March. Classy pub. Great atmosphere and lovely creamy pints. Pub grub (one occasion) had stew. 10/10 Upstairs had romantic dinner 10/10. Knoxs is simply a must vist. For food and pints. Best pub/restaurant in...More

Thank TruckerJim2012
Alexia M, Public Relations Manager at Knox's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Jim what a lovely review! So glad to hear you enjoy your visits, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for a few pints and some food. There was a very good session going, Mandolin player got up every few tunes and laid down a hinged piece of wood and did some step dancing, bringing the session over the top. Great place, although...More

Thank thelyonsden
Alexia M, Public Relations Manager at Knox's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your great review and rating, glad to hear you caught one of our great sessions! Sorry that you missed our food, it is served every day from 12-9pm, as there is little demand for food after this time! All the best,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were made to feel welcome with a greeting as we entered the pub . Well presented and spotless. The Guinness was beautiful. A great place to watch a match. table quiz night

Thank Maurice421
Alexia M, Public Relations Manager at Knox's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us Maurice! Delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit, we certainly wouldn't be doing our job right of the Guinness wasn't at its best! Kind Regards, Alexia

Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and I recently stopped off in Knox’s for an afternoon drink. We sat at the bar and ordered a drink and then also decided to have a bowl of soup. The Barman was courteous and proceeded to serve our soup in bowls that...More

Thank CowgirlLD
Alexia M, Public Relations Manager at Knox's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thank you for highlighting these issues, I have passed on your comments to the management who will take action asap. Sincere apologies that you did not enjoy your visit with us, I hope next time it will be a more pleasurable experience.

Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Went here St.Stephens day for food and a few drinks but left very disappointed. Were told to take a seat and they would be over to us but in spite of us trying to get their attention while we sat and waited, we were blatantly...More

Thank Juliekillaloe
Alexia M, Public Relations Manager at Knox's, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Hi Julie, Thanks so much for highlighting this issue, this is not the standard we would usually hold ourselves to. I spoke with manager and he acknowledges it was a total oversight of ours that you did not get served, sincerest apologies that your experience...More

Reviewed 25 December 2017

Fantastic spot for a tipple, with incredible decor and genuine ambiance. They offer dancing lessons (which sadly we missed) but did have a live trio playing traditional music. The service is a bit slow and lackluster, but we would certainly stop by again for an...More

Thank Phil-n-Wendy
Alexia M, Public Relations Manager at Knox's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thanks so much or your review Phil and Wendy! Sorry to hear the service wasn't up to scratch that day, but it's good that you got to enjoy some of the great music and ambiance! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 4 December 2017

lovely quaint little bar in the middle of town. friendly staff and lovely atmosphere . didn't eat but the food being served around us looked fantastic.

Thank r e
Alexia M, Public Relations Manager at Knox's, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review!

Reviewed 30 November 2017

regularly call in for a drink and most of the time for food. the chorizo, meatball sub is amazing i've had it the last 3 times i ordered food here. good food, good staff, good drinks and overall great place

Thank Robert E
Alexia M, Public Relations Manager at Knox's, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Robert E, thank you so much for your great review! Delighted to hear you enjoy visiting!

Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

I went with my parents at the start of august. Food was over priced for what you get and lacks flavour and substance. I would recommend the place for drinks more then the food.More

Thank CNTBurke
Alexia M, Public Relations Manager at Knox's, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

Hi CNT, Sorry to hear your experience of our food was disappointing. We feel fairly confident our prices are very competitive with the rest of similar establishments in Ennis, as well as our food! But we welcome your feedback as it will help us to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Abbey Street, Ennis, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  Ennis
  • Phone Number: +353 65 682 2871
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In the heart of the bustling town of Ennis, Knox's is an enduringly popular local pub and bistro with an engaging and convivial atmosphere, establishing it as one of the most popular venues for nightlife and entertainment. Exposed stone and brickwork and wooden beams give the interior a rustic charm, while fresh local produce sets off the brasserie-style dishes on the menu in the upstairs restaurant. All sporting events including Championship hurling and football, Premiership games, Champions League, Six Nations and the Heineken Cup are all shown live in the bar. The resident DJs and live music will have you dancing and with the late night bar extension from Thursday to Sunday, Knox's keeps the lively and friendly crowd buzzing late into the night. Knox's is the ideal entertainment venue with Live Music five nights a week as well as DJs, pub quizzes and lots more. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the bar for all customers.
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