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The Skeff

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Irish, , European
Skeffington Arms Hotel 28 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 173
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“soup” (13 reviews)
“fish and chips” (12 reviews)
“salmon” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Skeffington Arms Hotel 28 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 604 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

The owner here is sweating the asset. Lunch outside was terrible. Poor service, repeat orders given, food Luke warm. You can order food outside but not drinks. When they eventually bring your food they ask you to pay! Seems to be no senior management but...More

Thank ProximoMaximus
Reviewed yesterday

Visited this pub quite a few times due to it's Prime Location on Eyre Square. We didn't eat but had a few drinks instead. Lovely spot in the day time when you can sit outside. They offer a large range of drinks (but don't serve...More

Thank cb1195
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the outside, The Skeff is indistinguishable from the dozens of other pubs in and around Eyre Square, but in our experience, it was definitely a cut or two above the typical fare. We had lunch there one day and were so impressed with the...More

Thank danaz99
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear danaz99, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. It was great to read that you popped in twice to see us during your time in Galway city and I...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful old pub.. however the food was not too good on the day we visited.. lots of TVs match on very noisy.. not enough food on plate.. not a place I will go back to for food😴More

Thank Rosemarie K
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Rosemarie K, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen and apologies that your time with us was so disappointing. When you have a moment could you email me on...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t give them your business. Place presents well enough but staff deceitful. Wandered in and bought a beer to enjoy outside, overlooking the square. All good to that point, except that I was deliberately short changed. Due 4.50 back out of 10 Euro. Tell me...More

Thank Japanangka
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Japanangka, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor. When you have a moment please contact me on ashling@theskeff.ie regarding this issue with a brief description of your server, time and day of visit - this information will allow me...More

Reviewed 13 April 2018

Enjoy your meal watching the band play. It was excellent food and music. The restaurant is a mix of bar and ballroom and also calmer area. There is a fireplace that is cozy during winter.More

Thank Ndeye L
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Dear Ndeye L, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed all The Skeff has to offer and I we look forward to...More

Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed an excellent Friday night in Galway listening to Evoke (a young band that played a combo of traditional Irish music and more modern songs - they put on an awesome show) at The Skeff. There was a great selection of beer on tap,...More

Thank Taryn W
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Dear Taryn W, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. It was great to read that you got to experience all the great things The Skeff has to offer. I...More

Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped here to warm up and have some drinks. Good pub - absolutely huge. Nice decor. Didn't eat but the menu looked okay. Very nice toilets.More

Thank Rachel B
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Hi Rachel B, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. It was great to read that you enjoyed your time with us and hopefully we have the opportunity to welcome...More

Reviewed 25 March 2018

went in for lunch but was told to go over and order in another location...so i dint bother and just had a pint and watched the TV until my train arrived, may return to try the food as i am always in the area.More

Thank skybus320
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Dear skybus320, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. We hope to welcome you back to The Skeff for our new lunch service which is starting late April! Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Great food great atmosphere having a few pints and lunch. Great value delicious food and very pleasant staff especially Ellen😁 Highly recommend The Skeff in Eyre Square GalwayMore

Thank John L
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Dear John L, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. I was delighted to read that your time with us was really enjoyable and I will make sure to pass...More

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Response from Richard S | Reviewed this property |
God knows our round was 33 pints of Guinness !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Skeffington Arms Hotel 28 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 563 173
  • E-mail
Description
Uniquely designed busy bar in the heart of Galway city center serving wholesome, quality food. 6 bars under the one roof including a thriving whiskey bar and cocktail bar - sit back enjoy some delicious food and drinks whilst overlooking Eyre Square. The Skeff Bar & Kitchen really is Galway's meeting place.
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