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Olde Castle Bar

Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 74 972 1262
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“venison pie” (54 reviews)
“seafood” (80 reviews)
“irish stew” (31 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 1,109 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

On a Celtic Rider curated motorcycle trip with my son and was referred here. Great atmosphere, beer and food. Pleased with the friendly service

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 6 days ago

A friend recommended the Olde Castle in Donegal. I checked out the lunch menu on the web site and was looking forward to the seafood platter at 16.95 euro but arrived to find it was 24 euro. We decided to opt for the lunch specials...More

2  Thank cdonegan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for my partners birthday dinner on a Sunday evening. Ate in the bar rather than the restaurant, but the menu was the same. Started with the crab, and it was incredible, with a fantastic piece of wheaten bread, the mrs had the mackerel...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Would consider myself as a frequent visitor over the year - every year - and recently experienced a well below service level from a non local barman .Found him indifferent and work shy and ignored myself and friend blatantly when trying to order . When...More

Thank 123jock
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Still in the bar. Had great food and brilliant service. Wats not to like? Very central. Was referred here by another bar. Says it all. Wud come back tomorrow.

Thank Joe P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely Irish pub with very good food and friendly attentive staff. It’s a must when in Donegal Town. Will be back with a Gand in September. ☘️👍🇮🇪

Thank Hayley W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

popped in for lunch and it was cosy and quaint. food was tasty, great choice on menu and service was excellent.

Thank nicolabrian15
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place to eat and drink.., Always friendly staff and great specials board.... Highly recommended for lunch and dinner....

Thank marcusm0naghan
Reviewed 5 January 2018

We had an evening meal here recently, the food was extremely good. Nice size portions.Staff were friendly and service was prompt. We had walked in off the street on New Years day and luckily it was not very busy although I'm told the evening before...More

Thank raffoIreland
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Great atmosphere, great staff and awesome seafood food and decent prices. I highly recommend this place if you are in Donegal !

Thank Soccermike1015
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Questions & Answers
23 September 2017|
Response from KateM470 | Reviewed this property |
whiite soda bread 450g (1 lb) plain flour (good quality) 1 level teasp. bread soda 1 heaped teasp. cream of tartar Pinch salt 25g (1 oz) soft butter 1 egg, whisked with 250 ml (½ pt) buttermilk Pre-heat oven to Gas... More
Mary T
21 August 2017|
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Response from maebh | Property representative |
Afraid not. Serve food from 12 noon to 9 pm. Thank you
5 October 2016|
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Response from anneoclarke |
do you have lobster on menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$48
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Donegal Town
  • Phone Number: +353 74 972 1262
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Donegal’s finest traditional old Irish Bar & Restaurant offers a warm welcome to visitors to Donegal Town and locals alike. The Olde Castle Bar and Restaurant Donegal is home to the finest Donegal seafood, steaks, beers, wines & whiskies – served by the O’Toole family and their team, with a smile and a Cead Mile Failte!
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