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The Old School House Bar and Restaurant

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Church Road, Swords, Ireland
+353 1 840 2846
10:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 00:30
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Busy busy spot and that's all you really need to know...if locals like it then it will be good. 41euri for chicken wings and I had a salad, followed by burger and beef sizzler platter with rice and chips! All for 41euro! Be hungry when going here.

Thank Mskeo
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to visit and the online site stated that many tables were available. Upon arrival, a 45 minute wait was offered. Would have love to tried.

Thank Hannah M
Bangor, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in a guesthouse in Swords for one night and the owner advised us to try this place and it is a hidden gem. Was very busy when we went in, but the staff quickly found us a table. We ordered drinks and I went for the steak and ribs combo, my wife had the special Nachos. The food... More 

Thank Roger M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't be alarmd by the construction outside this is a lovely place with an amazing vibe. Come to here vegan like us and vegetarian dishes are welcome!

Thank ירדן לי ס
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84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The old school house is a nice place where you can eat great food or just have a beer with friends. When we were there they had live music and the atmosphere was great! Staff was very friendly and helpfull. We definitly come back here more often!

Thank Stefan H
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a voucher for two to dine in the restaurant so went there on busy Saturday evening. both had pan seared tiger prawns to start which were tasty and plentiful.Mains of pan seared hake and spiced salmon were very good. Service was excellent and we had a bottle of house red which was nice and good value.

Thank Gerard R
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot in heart of swords .food is fabulous. You can choose from bar food or the restaurant. Always music on nightly but can be hard to get seating as very busy. Great atmosphere

Thank berthaDublin
Coleraine, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic bar/restaurant Food cooked from fresh. We had to wait 20 minutes for our table as restaurant busy but definitely worth the wait. I had fish and chips..the batter was very light. Service excellent

Thank Linda Noreen C C
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent. This charming little hotel on the canal is delightful. Close to The Green and Dawson Street. Give it a try.

Thank IrelandTourist123
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162 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the pleasure of spending a few nights here while in Swords. Totally love it here and would recommend anyone pays a visit if in the area. Had the pleasure of watching Ireland playing rugby while we where visiting and England too! Although the place was packed to the rafters it never once took anything away from the service. Had... More 

Thank DnBzzzzz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$40
American, Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Road, Swords, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Swords
  • Phone Number: +353 1 840 2846

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?