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John Benny's Pub

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Irish, Bar, Pub
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Strand Street, Dingle, Ireland
+353 66 915 1215
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55 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our dinner here, and the pub is very cozy. We had been hoping to hear some music, but it is possible we left too early.

Thank gw2588
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After getting shut out of a highly recommended restaurant (Out of the Blue) on our first night in Dingle, we opted for a pub dinner. We found the John Benny on our stroll around Dingle and were lucky to find a great local pub. The JB has all the essential ingredients: a long and storied local history, friendly staff with... More 

Thank Bill_Casile
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun crowd lots of locals and lots of Irish music!! Great time to have a few laughs over a pint and see a few familiar faces from the town also.

Thank WadadliTraveler
Wells River, Vermont
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81 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to grab a pint and listen to some music, which was awesome. The staff was friendly and the people hanging out there were all having a great time. Everyone was talking to everyone. Walking distance to most B &B's in town. Had a great first night in Dingle.

Thank Dorothy31359
Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good place willing to prepare fish caught on fishing excursion. The restaurant was quite busy the evening we visited and the staff could have been a bit more polite, but the food was very good, the atmosphere fun & located right on the Main Street, and it is the place fishing tours recommend to have your fish prepared if you'd... More 

Thank Jkhanson96
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So glad we got to experience John Benny's Pub on our family trip to Ireland! Staff was very accommodating to the younger ones and had great recommendations for stout/hard cider for the adults. Relaxed atmosphere and family friendly. Shepherds pie - yum! Waiter even spelled our names in Gaelic after the meal. Did not get to experience traditional Irish music... More 

Thank Maria Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wenr there for dinner and a few drinks. Atmosphere was great, irish music was played live. Food was super nice, we ordered the bacon and liver together and the fish pie. Affordable food and very tasty. The Staff was very nice too.

Thank lidiaalexandra1991
New Zealand
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fish is superb and the beer cold. Great for an evening out for dinner and music. Table are a bit close together unless you get a booth at the entrance but it's all good fun as you get to talk to other visitors and share experiences.

Thank Sandy G
Albany, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When our recommended eateries were packed, we ended up at John Benny's- and so glad we did! They had a great menu (vegetarian friendly), quick and friendly service, and out of this world carrot cake dessert! I highly recommend eating here during your stay!

Thank emmalinalolly
Woburn, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had a great lunch of fish and chips and of course a Guinness. The inside is what u would expect of an quaint Irish pub. We loved it and would recommend eating here, the food tasty and comes out very fast as well a reasonably priced. Oh, the Irish coffee is very, very good!

Thank Eataroundwoburn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Strand Street, Dingle, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Dingle Peninsula  >  Dingle
  • Phone Number: +353 66 915 1215

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