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The Forge

Meetinghouse Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 74 972 5578
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Absolutely cracking pub !

Our taxi driver from The Donegal Manor recommended this pub - and it was amazing. we went in early... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Barbara S
The absolute best Pub in Donegal Town

My friends and I stopped in The Forge on our first night in Donegal Town. We were fortunate to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul F
Boston, Massachusetts
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Meetinghouse Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 74 972 5578
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our taxi driver from The Donegal Manor recommended this pub - and it was amazing. we went in early before dinner and were luckily enough to be the only ones in there at first so we got a great look around the eclectic collections of...More

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I stopped in The Forge on our first night in Donegal Town. We were fortunate to meet Joe Sweeney, owner and perfect pint pourer!! Through Joe and his kids (who work the bar many nights) you felt most welcome. The place is...More

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

This is by far the best pub in town!! It oozes character and charm from the moment you open the old half door. Open fires, low ceiling, old world decor and great craic! You could spend all night in this place, excellent pints and you...More

Thank kjoseph82
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

I have just been in the Forge bar in Donegal Town. A real old world bar oozing with character. So friendly and relaxing if you just looking for a pub where strangers actually talk to each other and enjoy a nice reasonably priced pint in...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Visited most of the pubs in Donegal, some have advantages over others, the Forge in my opinion is the best for character, a lovely pub that is kinda quaint and everything you would hope an Irish pub would be. Was not open lunch times. Bar...More

Thank richard w
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Best Pub in Donegal. Full of character, ceol agus craic. Hard to leave. A place you will yearn to return to!

Thank xxflick
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic pub. Well worth a visit. You enter through a split stable door and the gorgeous smell of burning peat from the open fire welcomes you in. The Guinness is delightful and we sat on stools under the sloping roof, listening to a...More

Thank Ynys-Chickpea
Reviewed 1 February 2017

You risk becoming part of the furniture as you don't want to leave! The owner is a hoot and his staff also provide great banter. You will definitely feel welcomed and if you're lucky will be treated to some traditional music.

Thank AHMcN
Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is an old, dark and dingy pub which some people might like. The night we visited for a drink on our way into town for a meal, there were a few people there, but it was very dark inside and there was an odd...More

1  Thank Denise H
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

An excellent traditionally decorated bar with a great atmosphere. If you want somewhere where the staff are friendly, the decor is traditional with all sorts of old items and newspaper articles on the walls this is it. The atmosphere is great I thoroughly recommend The...More

Thank Jonathan S
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