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The Old Borough

) #19 of 53 Restaurants in Swords $ Indian, ,
Main Street, Swords CO. DUBLIN, Ireland
+353 1 808 4103
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible16%
Travellers talk about
“great value” (10 reviews)
“bite to eat” (5 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:30All hours
Indian, Gastropub, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Main Street, Swords CO. DUBLIN, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 203 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went years ago and used to be a regular until one horrendus experience. Returned today as heard it was under new ownership. Its not perfect but as a price quality ratio its up there with the best. Outstanding value. Had fun. Will return

Thank Hackers123
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have eaten there on a number of occasions and really like it. I like that there are lots of different sections to sit in, it can be very quiet or very busy but you can usually conduct a conversation without having to shout over...More

Thank marg_mcdonnell
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like the title says I like this place, despite its cheap & cheerful approach ! The food is reasonable & quick so I find it great with the kids if your looking for somewhere family friendly. Great space and staff are always lovely ! It's...More

Thank tigger s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is quite evidently microwaved. So any cost reduction benefit is wiped out by the fact that the is microwaved. I had eaten here twice. Once for an evening meal. The steak sandwich was prepared using minute steak. It was like rubber. I visited again...More

Thank YNWA1988
Nicolle O, Manager at The Old Borough, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi YNWA1988, I am very sorry your visit to us was not a happy one. We pride ourselves on cooking our Breakfast fresh and to order. I wonder if an associate called back to your table to check if everything was to your satisfaction as...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited this place a few times now, it's great for the children and the grandparents and every one in between. The food is very reasonable and a wide variety of dishes to choose from. I found the people there very friendly and the...More

1  Thank Superrocket7
Nicolle O, Manager at The Old Borough, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Superrocket7, I am delighted that you enjoyed your visits to us. We have a very family friendly pub here at The Old Borough. We love to hear that our customers are happy and that they return to us time and time again. I look...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't let the manor house look deceive you. The inside is a busy hall full of unremarkable furniture. Bar is very large and the selection of beers and other alcohol is extensive. Food is ordinary. Order at bar. Make sure you note the table number...More

Thank John H
Nicolle O, Manager at The Old Borough, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi John H, thank you for taking the time to review our pub. The Old Borough is an old schoolhouse and is over 200 years old and is a listed building hence the fact we could not change the building too much. But we pride...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great for both food and drinks as are all Wetherspoons. You can't go wrong. Great staff and friendly locals

1  Thank Helen K
Nicolle O, Manager at The Old Borough, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Helen K, I would like to thank you for the great review. It always makes us happy to hear our customers are happy with our service and great staff. We look forward to having you back with us very soon. Regards Nicolle

Reviewed 20 May 2017

This is a great place to stop in for a bite and a drink! We found it cozy and the staff was great too! Great pub stop!More

1  Thank AndriasMom
Nicolle O, Manager at The Old Borough, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Hi AndriasMom, Thanks for taking the time to review us and I'm glad you enjoyed your visit! Our new carpet certainly does make the pub more cozy for them Irish summer evenings and our great menu of food and drink at great prices just sweetens...More

Reviewed 10 May 2017

Went for a late lunch with some colleagues and sat outside in the front garden as it was a proper sunny afternoon. The rarebit burger is highly recommended!More

Thank RamonON
Nicolle O, Manager at The Old Borough, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Hi Ramon, Thanks for taking the time to review us and I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Both are beer gardens are ideal spots to enjoy a great value meal and drinks on a sunny day (when we get them!). Be sure to...More

Reviewed 4 May 2017

Called in with my family on Bank Holiday Monday and went to the bar to order. A guy in front of us was arguing about not getting his change. He eventually got it. When we paid we found we had been charged over two Euros...More

Thank ThomasDerryCity
Nicolle O, Manager at The Old Borough, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Hi Thomas, Thanks for taking the time to visit us. We pride ourselves on our great customer service and providing a great menu at unbeatable prices and we must ensure that the correct payments are processed. Thanks for reviewing us, Kind regards, Josh

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi all, I will be visiting Swords the Weekend of 4th November can any tell me if The Old Borough has any Sports Channels if so which channel Regards
13 October 2016|
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Response from Nicolle O | Property representative |
Hi telveskid we dont have any Sports Channels, but we do have the best breakfast in town served from 8am to 12 noon. We also serve the best beers and Ales and with prices starting from €2.75 you know it makes sense to come... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$19
Indian, Gastropub, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 00:30
08:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Swords CO. DUBLIN, Ireland (Formerly Old Boro)
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Swords
  • Phone Number: +353 1 808 4103
  • E-mail
A must visit for anyone coming to Swords for the first time or for a repeat visit. Originally opened as a School in 1809 The Old Borough is located at the junction of Main Street Swords and Malahide Road. It is a stones throw from Dublin Airport. Now owned by JD Wetherspoon a very successful company established in 1979 and now has over 1000 Gastropubs in the U.K. It has been renovated to the highest standard and has a capacity for 400 people and has a beautiful beer garden and heated smoking area. The Menu is varied from Breakfast served from 8am to Steaks, Burgers, Pasta and Curry and Fish and Chips and a great desserts!! All food is served till 11pm every night. Our Drinks Menu has a large range of World Beers and Craft Beers and we are renowned for our selection of Ales and Draught Larger. The Old Borough is warm and friendly with a great community spirit. The staff are trained to the highest standards to ensure that all visitors are made welcome and receive 'THE PERFECT SERVE'. We look forward to seeing you soon and to reading your reviews.
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