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Taaffes Castle Bar

Irish, Bar, Pub
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Newry Street, Carlingford, Ireland
+353 42 937 3770
11:00 - 23:30
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:30
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Drogheda, Ireland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Storm Doris was kicking up & we decided to drop in here for a Guinness or 2! The pub is so, so cosy & calming. Our barmaid gave us a lovely welcome & we settled into our really delicious pints of Guinness - they were the nicest pints I have had in quite a while! A great place to settle... More 

Thank Fenella M
Belfast, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

After a lovely meal in Bayview Restaurant we called in for a night cap,great seat beside the fire and the whisky was great and good craic in the bar

Thank Francis M
Clonmel, Ireland
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We booked Taffes castle for a BBQ and then reserved and area upstairs in the disco bar. Although the staff were lovely to deal with the BBQ was not great and we were rushed out of the room, which was freezing! The pub is nice and there was live music there, however, the disco bar was terrible. It was so... More 

Thank deirdrefitzgerald155
Kildare, Ireland
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

The same thing that happened to the 50th birthday mentioned here happened our party in September. After confirming our reservation of a private room months in advance, it didn't happen when we arrived. Another party was in the private room. Even after showing the confirmation emails to manager and other staff, nothing changed. 30 + people let down. Some who... More 

Thank BeaverandLamb
Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We were looking forward to a quiet pint...we were the only people there. We should have known...pint was good, fire lighting. We had a complaint (paint from the ceiling started coming down on us). We brought our drinks to the bar, asked for a manager...no one was in charge. We were not offered a refund, not asked for our contact... More 

Thank Kate L
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Really cute with open fire. Enjoyed a hot toddy, G&T and played cards near the fire as locals chatted at the bar

Thank flipsakenoneleft
Cork, Ireland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

I think everyone will like this place . It is warm , welcoming , clean and relaxing . I would go back here regularly if it was not so far from home .

Thank pottygoleor
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Great night and a warm welcome for our large party on the Sunday following a wedding. A few sore heads and a lot of belly laughing to be had by all! Great place!

Thank Reenyp
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Breakfast fry not great disappointing .. interesting little pub for the old style irish feel 🍀 not as old as I think it says!!

1 Thank Ruth H
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Bands and Craic are mighty. We had a night here beginning of the month it was a brilliant night definitely be back

Thank Sarahlouise33

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Irish, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Newry Street, Carlingford, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Louth  >  Cooley Peninsula  >  Carlingford
  • Phone Number: +353 42 937 3770
We are an Irish traditional pub that serves pub grub at a high standard downstairs, a disco bar upstairs that attracts a crowd of all age groups at the weekend and a banquet hall in the castle, enjoy cheers

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?