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Vaughan's Pub

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Irish, Bar, Pub
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Main Street, Kilfenora, Ireland
+353 65 708 8004
10:00 - 23:30
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Sun 12:00 - 23:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 23:30
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Bayfield, Canada
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73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little place. Not a big menu but what they had was well prepared and tasty. This pub gave us a sense of the local community.

Limerick, Ireland
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I selected the Fresh Cod, i asked was it fresh cod, when it arrived it looked and tasted like frizen cod - batter was not tadty and the cod very thin. At 13 euro not good value

Thank Patrick O
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This place was just what I thought Irish pubs would be like!!! We quite stumbled upon it with the GPS in our rental car. We stopped at a rather late time in the afternoon for lunch after visiting Doolin Cave and Poulnabourne and the Burren. But Mark was very friendly and so accommodating, you'd never know. (And it's never too... More 

Thank Dawn S
Chorley, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Been coming in to here for over 20 years now. A typically local pub that also serves honest to goodness food. A limited menu compared to some, but always good, home cooked and plentiful. Situated in kilfenora village, they also have a barn for set dancing which is extremely popular. Great atmosphere, popular with locals and tourists alike.

Thank eunice h
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I'm afraid we overwhelmed the pub owners by stopping in with about 25 study abroad students at the same time they were hosting a group who'd just been to a funeral. However, the staff handled us all like champs -- even took a minute to show a student or two how to pull a pint. Food was good, basic pub... More 

Thank DvTuyll
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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Great little pub. We discovered it by accident and we're delighted we did. Really lovely food and service. Wonderful traditional family pub. Well worth a visit. Will definitely be back!

Thank Tom P
Mobile, Alabama
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I'm so glad we stopped in this place today. The fire was cozy, the Guinness was "mothers milk", and the food was absolutely delicious, Mark was an excellent host and gave us valuable advice for the rest of our day and an expert opinion on the pubs in Galway that we should try. We will be back, hopefully sooner rather... More 

Thank NR12345
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

.....what a surprise, we stopped in for lunch. Fish and Chips were Great! I would have loved to have been closer to where we were staying, we would have eaten there frequently....a must try!

Thank Jennifer K
Middletown, New York
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

The Vaughan family has owned and managed the Vaughan Pub for eight generations in Kilfenora, County Clare. We dropped in for our daily dose of vegetable soup, brown bread, and Guinness. The pub is located near the Burren Center gift shop, and the ruins of an ancient cathedral. The banners on display portrayed the difficult history of this quiet town... More 

Thank joconnor691
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72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Stopped in for a quick drink whilst scouting the area to actually find the Father Ted Parochial House (not an easy task). The barman was great fun and set us right. He also noticed that there was a 10 year old who was bored out of his mind whilst the adult prattled on about Father Ted episodes and he kept... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Kilfenora, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  The Burren  >  Kilfenora
  • Phone Number: +353 65 708 8004

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?