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18 Abbey Street, Ennis, Ireland
+353 65 682 9264
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Ennis, Ireland
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238 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Knox's is a pub on Abbey street in the one way centre of town near the historic Friary. It is large by Ennis standards with three floors, wooden decor and a long bar. Very popular with locals and especially busy by night. Park to the rear by the river and come through one of the lanes. Good dinner spot upstairs.

Thank MarOReilly
Ennis, Clare, Ireland
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed our meat here,4 out us great choices on menu,chowder really good steak cooked perfect!! All very happy will definatly be back,keep up the good work

Thank Frank L
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great pub to socialise in, it's popular with both the locals and tourists. They've really friendly staff and the nights they've a DJ the music is great. Definitely a spot to pop into if you are in Ennis. The bar food is always good, and their restaurant upstairs offers fantastic food at reasonable prices.

Thank Yvonne F
Ennis, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my go to place for food in Ennis. I haven't been disappointed yet. I have tried a wide variety of food from the menu from steak to chowder and I cannot fault anything. The food is consistent the staff are always friendly and the atmosphere is great here. Also a great place for a few pints on a... More 

Thank jambeirne
Ennis, Ireland
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

knox's on Ennis's Abbey Street features nice downstairs bar with large Tv screens for watching the match (soccer, rugby, and GAA all feature) while enjoying your drinks in an overall lively enviroment. Upstairs you can order food from a large varied menu at a competitive price, with friendly staff the overall experience of this establishment is a pleasant one....

Thank Andrew P
West Palm Beach, Florida
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1,067 reviews
437 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 790 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's bright red so you won't miss it when walking along the street! It's a pub atmosphere downstairs and dining upstairs. Extensive menu and lots of drinks. It's busy and lively.

Thank DoloresJacoby
Declan K, General Manager at Knox's, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you so much for your review we really appreciate it :) More 

Ennis, Ireland
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Saturday night out at Knox's eating a superb meal and watching Ireland playing the All Blacks of New Zealand. The manager, Amy went out of her way to accommodate the three of us and a two other diners so we could watch the match upstairs in the restaurant. We all ordered the fish and chips. I also had the seafood... More 

Thank CaryLanguirand
Declan K, General Manager at Knox's, responded to this review

Hi Cary, Thank you so much for your beautiful review. It is deeply appreciated. The staff enjoyed looking after you and Amy has mentioned what a pleasure it was to meet you. We know we will see you soon and best of luck with your future endevours. We cant wait to hear how you get on :D More 

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73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Drank here a few times on our Clare break this week-it's a really nice bar. We didn't eat in the bar or the upstairs restaurant but menu looked ok. It was quiet on the thur&Fri but that's prob due to off season,the h ole town was quiet at night.,I thought there might be more locals out for a few but... More 

Thank Curious Person
Declan K, General Manager at Knox's, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks a million for your review. We hope you enjoyed Clare and that you will be back to visit us soon :) More 

London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Very friendly staff, good laugh. Excellent bar food, we had a dish of the day option and roast of the day. Good value food and drink. Great atmosphere. The best pub we visited in Ennis

Thank Lauracon
Declan K, General Manager at Knox's, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review. I am so glad our staff looked after you and that you found value for your money. We really appreciate your custom. Come back and visit us again soon! :) More 

Ennis, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Great place to eat and sit down , pub food is brilliant and there is an upstairs restaurant . Perfect place for a pint on a night out too , brilliant Guinness

Thank danielcarter2016
Declan K, General Manager at Knox's, responded to this review

Hi ! Thank you so much for your review we are delighted you enjoyed your food and especially the Guiness! Hope to see you again. :) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Soups, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Abbey Street, Ennis, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  Ennis
  • Phone Number: +353 65 682 9264
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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