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The Skeff

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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub
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Skeffington Arms Hotel 28 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 173
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newcastle ont
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped in today , very disorganized and confusing , trying to get lunch , no bar tender in sight , make my way up to what looks like a different place at the back , order ,given a no , and pay , what seems like ions pass , no food , remind them , time passes , eventually the... More 

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Thank cadcon
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this review

Dear cadcon, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen and apologies that your experience with us was such a negative one. Service like you received is not acceptable especially in an industry that is built on customer service. I would love for you to contact... More 

Manchester, New Hampshire
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a FANTASTIC meal, fresh food and the specials were terrific. I had the fish and chips - t was a sizable portion and the fries (chips) were thick and tender like I like them. My friend had the burger that was so tasty. The meat had some kind of seasoning that made it delicious and it was big... More 

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Thank KDobens
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this review

Dear KDobens, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. It was great to read that you visited us a couple of times during your stay in Galway city and that on both occasions you enjoyed your meals. I will make sure to pass your kind... More 

Kungsbacka, Sweden
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food varies from day to day depending on the chef I think! One day I had a really good meal, came back the second day and it wasn't as great as the first time. The staff is just amazing. Really good live music. Fantastic interior!

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Thank MariaDaNa
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this review

Dear MariaDaNa, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. Apologies that you did not find your time with us to be a consistent one. I would love for you to contact me on ashling@theskeff.ie with the dates of your visit and the meals you had... More 

Limerick, Ireland
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

it is in the centre of galway city easy acess to every bar and restaurant no taxi or bus great place loads to do .great atmosphere in the skeff

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Thank Jackie H
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this review

Dear Jackie H, Thank you for taking the time to post a review about your recent stay in our sister hotel The Skeffington Arms Hotel. As you mentioned we are blessed with our central location in the heart of Eyre Square making Galway city so easy to access & experience. I will pass your kind comments on to our team... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I had a great time at The Skeff! We went there to eat on a thursday night and both of us chose a marinated chicken with a lovely fresh mango salsa. The waitress was, just like the other staff, friendly, helpful and made us feel very welcome. A little bit later there was amazing live music that... More 

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Thank Amanda H
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this review

Dear Amanda H, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. It was great to read that you had such an enjoyable time with us and I will make sure to pass your kind comments on to the whole team. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

Durban, South Africa
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed this evening so much, we had delicious cod and chips. The pub was warm and vibrant. Very popular. We had a wonderful waitress called Tina, everytime we looked up she was there to ask if we needed anything. Had a great time.

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Thank Helliebelly
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this review

Dear Helliebelly, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent stay in The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. It was great to read that you had an enjoyable visit with us and I will make sure to pass your kind comments on to Tina. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Skeff... More 

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Galway for three days and The Skeff was our regular meeting place. Large roomy bar with lots of TV's for sporting events. They showed the Joshua fight and the place was rammed but soon emptied after the fight. One of the nights had a live band on which again got the place full and buzzing. Sampled the full Irish... More 

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Thank Richard S
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this review

Dear Richard S, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. I was delighted to read that you made The Skeff your meeting place for your trip to Galway city & that you had an enjoyable time with us & I will make sure to pass... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to go for a few drinks. Every time I go out in Galway I always go to Skeff. The atmosphere is great. There is always something happening it's great.

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Thank Julianne L
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this review

Dear Julianne L, Than you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. I was delighted to read that we are usual spot for you to visit on your trips to Galway city and we look forward to seeing you back here in the near future. Warm wishes,... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Good bar for drinks. Lovely outside area overlooking Eyre square. Reasonably priced and friendly staff

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Thank Becandmark7712
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this review

Dear Becandmark7712, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. I was delighted to read that you had an enjoyable time with us. We are blessed with our central location in the heart of Eyre Square & our outside seating area where you can spend a... More 

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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Nice, warm, traditional Irish pub. The menu has some interesting information about Galway at the back which was a nice touch. The staff were friendly and it was good service. Not much available to vegetarians, and when I ordered the penne, it came without the leeks and pine nuts that were stated on the menu. It was still delicious though.... More 

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Thank Sophie S
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this review

Dear Sophie S, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. I was delighted to read that you had an enjoyable time with us but I must apologise on behalf of the kitchen team on the oversight with the items missing from your dish & I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Skeffington Arms Hotel 28 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 563 173
Description
Uniquely designed busy bar in the heart of Galway city center serving wholesome, quality food. 6 bars under the one roof including a thriving whiskey bar and cocktail bar - sit back enjoy some delicious food and drinks whilst overlooking Eyre Square. The Skeff Bar & Kitchen really is Galway's meeting place.

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