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Sean's Bar

13 Main Street, Athlone, Ireland
+353 90 649 2358
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Bad Barman

Recently visited Sean's Bar, Was served a very bad pint of Guinness from a bar man called "Brendan... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Paul k
Great pint

Great atmosphere and great pints. Not only that they don't rip of the tourist. Oldest pup in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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13 Main Street, Athlone, Ireland
+353 90 649 2358
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Recently visited Sean's Bar, Was served a very bad pint of Guinness from a bar man called "Brendan Nugent" he just pulled the pint straight with no time to settle, what a sloppy mess, asked a few locals about this guy, turns out he had...More

1  Thank Paul k
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and great pints. Not only that they don't rip of the tourist. Oldest pup in ireland apparently. Saw dust on the floor too. Good smoking area too.

Thank kcimtoni
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just a quick visit to here after it was recommended by a friend. We went during the day so there was plenty of seats inside. Really nice authentic bar with nice pints of Guinness! Friendly staff too, will definately return!

Thank Joe K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it! I had a flight of locally made brews and the history of this place is all over the walls- literally! they have a piece of the original pubs wall on display, it's very cool.

Thank spacecaseinout
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Turf fire and a great tasting Guinness. Also a lovely beer garden outback. The pub has been around since 900 A.D., so they must be doing something right.

Thank Mike741776 .
Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in here with our two sons one afternoon just to say we have been in Ireland's oldest pub. Its very old world charm is lovely and the sawdust on the floor adds to its character. Whilst we didn't have a drink we had...More

Thank MrsKCIreland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for a pint! The locals were fun and friendly to chat with. Definitely a must see if you are in town. They don't serve food though, as some places advertised.

Thank wanderlust1142
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent our last night in Ireland in Athlone and we chose this town because of Sean's bar. Knowing that it's the oldest bar in the world, we wanted to say that 'we went there'! The bar is centrally located in Athlone and there are...More

Thank TravellingMug83
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were left extremely disappointed when we visited Sean's Bar on Sunday last, A group of friends (10 people) called in to have a drink, the bar was more empty than full, the barman proceeded to tell us they didn't serve Groups and that it...More

1  Thank seandoolan
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spontaneously stopped in Athlone on our way back to Dublin and found some very interesting spots in this town. Beside the castle we found Sean's bar, which is supposedly the oldest pub in Ireland built in something like 900ad. A couple of locals seemed...More

Thank jscoops
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7 February 2017|
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Response from Cathy M | Property representative |
yes we have music every night. music starts about 10pm. trad/ballads/accoustic each night . hope to see you soon
29 December 2016|
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Response from Cathy M | Property representative |
Hi rumgurl, hope all is well with you. Yes there are trains from Heuston station Dublin to Athlone daily. We are only a five minute walk from the train station in Athlone. If you were planning to visit us for a night there... More
Grainne M
4 October 2016|
Response from Cathy M | Property representative |
Hi Grainne, Thanks for your enquiry. On a Saturday night we do not hold reserve areas due to the size of the pub and the crowds that visit the pub on a Saturday night. We can hold a space up to around 6/7pm if that suited... More