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The Celtic Ray Public House

145 E Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3641
+1 941-916-9115
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (260 reviews)
“scotch egg” (53 reviews)
“soda bread” (45 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
145 E Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3641
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tasty food, Good European beer selection as well as craft beer from the USA. We both had the one piece fish and chips. We met another guest who ordered the large (2 piece) and they took half the meal home. The atmosphere is very much...More

Thank DougS2332
CRPub, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Good Morning Doug, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review, and leave us a rating. We are so happy to hear that you all enjoyed your experience here at the Celtic Ray, and we hope to have you back...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Celtic Ray has the most scrumptious fish and chicken. Very lightly battered. I have never had anything like it. There sausage pasties are scrumptious as well. This is the first place we go when we fly into Punta Gorda. We love their late hours and...More

1  Thank Rubysmom227
CRPub, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely rating and review! We are so pleased to hear how much you enjoy our menu, and that we are the first place you go to when you're visiting Punta Gorda. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have lived here for 14 years now and several years ago the place was just average, but they have really stepped up their game. It is a traditional PUB, where you place your order at the bar and they will bring it out. They...More

Thank CAMellon
CRPub, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning, Thank you for the fantastic rating and review you left us! We are delighted to hear that you feel we have "stepped up our game"; that made our day. We are happy to hear you enjoy the new patio, and our fish &...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I now have been here three times and can't wait to get back again. The beer selection is awesome. The pub food is just like it is in Ireland. GREAT!More

Thank Okigolfer
CRPub, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our pub. We are so delighted to hear how much you enjoy our pub, beer selection and menu. We can't wait to have you back in here. Have a lovely Thursday! Sláinte, Carrie...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This has been my go to place since they opened, and when I was able to tour Ireland in 2002, I was able to report how like an Irish Pub on the Auld Sod that Celtic Ray is. No wonder since the owner is fro....More

Thank jimterry
CRPub, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our pub. How amazing that you have been a patron since we've been open? That made us smile, and certainly made our day! We hope to have you back in here soon. Have...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were only able to have a drink at this place, wish we could have eaten there, the menu looked really interesting. It's a popular place, it was packed. A lot of locals I'm guessing. Plenty of friendly bar staff, quick service. As with most...More

Thank norskies
CRPub, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Morning, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our pub! We are happy to hear that you found our staff to be both friendly and quick in service. We hope that you come back in soon, and that you're able to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wrote a review a couple weeks ago and said it was limited seating. I was not aware there was an extra room and outdoor seating so I deleted it to make the change. This is great pub, the fish and chips was among the...More

Thank littlejohnnydriveby
CRPub, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Morning Johnny, Thank you for taking the time to rate & review our pub {again}! You did not need to delete your old review; we just wanted to make sure you knew about the other rooms, and outside dining as well. You wrote a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had Fish and Chips, Shepherd’s Pie and Guinness Beef Stew. All came with a slice of Irish Soda Bread. All our meals were very good and promptly prepared. You order your food at the bar and the kitchen staff. brings it to your table....More

Thank dickda8023
CRPub, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our pub! We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed our menu, and the service. You are correct, it does get a little noisy at night; but this is due to our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Imagine walking into a 1940's/50's pub. Inviting and comfy feeling. No TV's to distract. Impromptu atmosphere. Menu reasonably priced. Our meals were very good. Highly recommend.More

Thank Scomilco
CRPub, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely rating and review; you described our pub perfectly! Thank you for recommending our pub, and we hope to have you back in here soon. Have a wonderful Sunday! Sláinte, Carrie W....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very crowded on a Monday mid-afternoon- always a good sign for a great place! Fish and Chips were pretty much the best we've ever had- everyone there was so friendly- Monday is TShirt day so everyone there was wearing a Celtic Ray T-Shirt- highly recommend...More

Thank Christine F
CRPub, Public Relations Manager at The Celtic Ray Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good Morning Christine, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our pub. We are delighted to hear about your experience here, and that you all enjoyed the fish & chips. We are also happy to hear that you'll be back in to...More

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Barbara N
25 March 2018|
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Response from CRPub | Property representative |
Like our other patrons have answered, the Woodwork will be performing at 9PM. You can always go to our website, Facebook or our Instagram account to take a look at our entertainment schedule in advance. Have a wonderful day... More
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lady j
19 January 2018|
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Response from Heidi M | Reviewed this property |
salads...fries....
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Michael H
20 August 2017|
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Response from CRPub | Property representative |
Good Morning Michael, The following are gluten free: Grilled fish or chicken, chips {fries}, beans, mushy peas, salmon plate, cheese and fruit plate, colcannon, salad, and coleslaw. Of course these would be without the soda... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$2 - US$17
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 E Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3641
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Punta Gorda
  • Phone Number: +1 941-916-9115
  • E-mail
Description
FAILTE! [WELCOME!] The Celtic Ray Public House in downtown Punta Gorda opened in 1997 by Proprietor Kevin Doyle. At the time there wasn’t a single establishment in the area that offered a variety of quality imported beers and the atmosphere of a traditional Irish Pub. We serve only high-quality imported draught beers, bottled beers, ciders, fine wines, as well as, a selection of “soft” beverages. We also have expanded with the ‘other side’ and now have a full liquor bar! Our menu features traditional Irish Pub favorites made from fresh ingredients and family recipes. The Celtic Ray’s Fish & Chips are famous worldwide! See you at the Ray, Slainte!
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