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The Spaniard

Scilly, Kinsale, Ireland
+353 21 477 2436
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“chowder” (40 reviews)
“fish pie” (14 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Scilly, Kinsale, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Real deal here. Great open fire greeted us on our arrival. Wonderful staff full off local knowledge and helpful information... Great pint of guinness. Pity kitchen was closed but next time..

Thank Morganryan286
Reviewed 3 January 2018

If walking from Kinsale is worth the stop when you get up the hill, great old pub, really stands out in the landscape. I only had a light lunch but it was just what i needed before walking on.

Thank Bertie500
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

An attractive pub from the outside and beautifully charming on the inside. Great beers on offer from the friendly staff and it has an altogether great atmosphere. The only downside is they don’t allow dogs inside which means we can’t visit for a quick pint...More

Thank Londonshopper_2010
Reviewed 27 December 2017

We walked to Charles Fort then walked back in brutally hot conditions. We almost crawled into the Spaniard pub, it was a life saver. We met a man named Chris at the bar, definitely a local and had the best chat about allsorts. He recommended...More

Thank reubenmilner
Reviewed 4 December 2017

I stopped off on my way back into town after a tour of Charles Fort, after all the walking around I needed something to replenish my energy levels! I decided to have the duo of Salmon and Cod which was cooked to perfection and came...More

Thank Frank R
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

I’ve been having Sunday lunch at The Spaniard since I was a kid, around 9/10 years old - I’m now 27 and bring my kids here for a treat every now and again! It’s our spot of choice for a family meal, and we’re always...More

Thank Patrick O
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Lively old fashioned pub with good food sitting on hill overlooking Kinsale harbour. Pleasant walk up to the pub from Kinsale then you can enjoy a pint outside and take in the magnificent views. Buzzy atmosphere. Impromptu music.

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place, high beamed ceilings, spacious dining. Now the food, excellent, fresh fish Salmon on Hake with wine sauce, lovely crunchy veg, dauphinois potatoes and crisp chips. The service was beyond excellent , will definitely return. A great dining experience, not to be missed👌👌❤️

Thank Caroline B
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Visited for The Jazz Festival, had the most amazing fun. The staff are wonderful, friendly welcoming and coped so well on what was a very busy weekend. Very high standard of food, fresh and cooked as requested. Try The Steak Baguette it's to die for....More

Thank teresahammers
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

After settling into Kinsale we launched our dining experience up at The Spaniard Inn. The site is captivating. It sits high above the harbor with alluring views while the scent of peat fire lingers in the air. The restaurant is cheerful & the staff inviting....More

Thank jaeroo
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Questions & Answers
Catherine A
19 August 2016|
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Response from liam_mccaffrey | Reviewed this property |
I believe this is an "open all year round" restaurant however best to check with the management.
Catherine A
19 August 2016|
Response from Dums1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Catherine, Suggest you telephone the Spaniard Inn. +00 353 21 4772436 Currently the property is listed for sale and it might be best to call directly to ensure it will continue business and current services pending sale... More
Cathy K
10 June 2016|
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Response from olivermccann | Reviewed this property |
Do not remember but fresh fish in guaranteed.Do email and ask. They will respond.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 12:30 AM
10:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Scilly, Kinsale, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Kinsale
  • Phone Number: +353 21 477 2436
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