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Pub Night done Right

My wife and I were visiting Cork and planned on partaking in our own little Pub Crawl. We only got... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jeffdurrer
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Best bar in Cork

If you want to experience the many great whiskeys of Ireland this is the place to do it. Over 200... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ronnie O
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The Shelbourne Bar is a sophisticated Irish pub in Cork City with an authentic traditional atmosphere. Nestled in the heart of The Victorian Quarter of Cork City since 1895, it is renowned for its welcoming and knowledgeable staff, great service and...more
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17 MacCurtain Street, Cork T23 P2WH, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I were visiting Cork and planned on partaking in our own little Pub Crawl. We only got to stop #2 (Shelbourne Bar)... Mark introduced us to some very fine Irish Whisky’s. He was passionate and knowledgeable, took time with us to learn...More

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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thank you for the great review, delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Shelbourne. I will pass on your positive comments to Mark and Sarah. Regards Philip

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to experience the many great whiskeys of Ireland this is the place to do it. Over 200 plus different ones to choose from and a relaxing setting to enjoy them in. Sarah and Dan are awesome Bartenders. They had great drink suggestions...More

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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi thank you for the great review, we really appreciate it. I will pass on your positive comments to Sarah and dan. Regards Philip

Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

I have frequented this pub before and have to say I do like it. A customer of mine suggested we all meet here ( 20 people) which he and I did. Unfortunately we were both accosted by a person whose name is Frank T. (...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Brian, Sarah & JJ we’re incredible employees. They suggested numerous drinks and also made me one of the best shots I’ve ever had. I’d highly recommend this place over the one across street.

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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

If you find yourself gravitating towards the more ritzy appeal of Cask, I would strongly suggest heading across the street to The Shelbourne Bar instead. Shelbourne was marginally our best pub experience in Cork and one of our most entertaining experiences in Ireland so far....More

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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

The staff here was phenomenal! My friends and I were visiting for a couple days and felt right at home at this bar! Sarah, Brian, and JJ gave us the best service we’ve had since visiting Ireland! They were very helpful not only with drink...More

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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

Hi Thank you for the great review. I will pass on your positive comments to Sarah, Brian and JJ. Best wishes Philip

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

This is a great bar in the heart of the city. Staff are lovely and always make you feel so welcome. Their selection of whiskeys is amazing but they cater for everyone by also having a wide selection of beers and other spirits. The place...More

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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

HI Thank you for the lovely review . We really appreciate it. Regards Philip

Reviewed 12 August 2018

A nice enough bar, worth a visit if you're in Cork for the weekend. They bring around free chips on a Friday teatime, which is a nice touch. One of the barmen was a bit surly but maybe he was having a bad night! Would...More

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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Hi Thank you for the review. I was disapointed your did not get the normal service we pride ourselves on in the Shelbourne Bar. I don't know what date you were in but I will let the team know your concern. Regards Philip

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Why only 5 stars? There should be an option to give more. So let me not be emotional about this place (very difficult but I'll try). Staff is more than awesome, drinks are great and prizes fair. The place mixes the real Irish feeling with...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Thank you Mark. I pop in every now and then for a pint or a reasonable whiskey. But spending an evening at the counter talking to Mark about the higher quality whiskeys made me want to loosen the purse strings and spring for pure quality....More

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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Hi Thank you for the great review about Mark and our Irish whiskey collection. I will pass on your good wishes to mark. Regards Philip

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