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Olde Castle Bar

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Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 74 972 1262
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very good place to stop and have a drink but if you are hungry, you won't be disappointed with the food. It was quite delicious !

Thank Linda W
San Francisco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This charming cosy pub and restaurant is located just off the diamond in the seaside town of Donegal, just opposite Donegal Castle. The landmarked building beckons you with it’s quaint leaded glass windows, and when we stepped over the threshold on a chilly night we were greeted with a lovely roaring fire and of course the normal warm Irish hospitality.... More 

Thank Andree
County Wexford, Ireland
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First steak was inedible, returned it untouched. Half hour later when the rest of my party had eaten, second steak was no better. No apology. Went home hungry. Never set foot in there again.

Thank sonia260
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner on Sunday evening,couldn't fault it as the food and service was excellent.I would go there again

1 Thank kathleenkelly2016
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off in Donegal to stretch our legs and grab fish and chips somewhere. Then we spied this place. Very glad we changed our minds! A few awards hanging on the wall outside helped draw us inside... The service was great with very friendly staff. Good selection of foods on the menu. The food was soooo tasty with v good... More 

1 Thank knmnm
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We was staying in a hotel down the road and read good things about this place. Went for the fish pie and it was cooked to perfection. Can not wait to go back!.

1 Thank Benlondon79
Wells River, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Reel Inn Bar recommended The Olde Castle Bar. This place was very charming with great atmosphere and good service. The lamb stew was delicious - nice and tender and very filling. A great way to end the rainy day. Stop here any time you're visiting Donegal.

1 Thank Dorothy31359
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been here a few times for an evening meal and always with someone although it is a Bar also the two add a nice atmosphere...

1 Thank Sarah C
Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a quick afternoon snack and we had an amazing bowl of potato leek soup! Wish we had been able to visit in the evening. Seems like a very interesting pub with great atmosphere.

Thank squishy85
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went in for a quick drink before dinner. What a cute little bar. It was almost like stepping back in time. Will return for dinner as we heard their restaurant upstair is very good.

1 Thank SeaBee1828

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$48
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Donegal Town
  • Phone Number: +353 74 972 1262
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?