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The Roadside Tavern

) #1 of 13 Restaurants in Lisdoonvarna ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Irish, ,
Kincora Road | Co. Clare, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
+353 65 707 4084
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“smoked fish” (17 reviews)
“potatoes” (10 reviews)
“burger” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Kincora Road | Co. Clare, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 459 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We were a group of 7 stopping in for a late lunch. The staff were welcoming-we were seated immediately and drink orders taken. Special treat to have their excellent micro-brewery ale. Pub food kicked up several notches due to quality ingredients and creative presentation. Attentive...More

Thank K W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I with an Australian visitor stopped here to eat some days ago. We were en route from East Clare to Galway and I insisted we detour to eat here as I had read glowing reviews of the place and was led to...More

1  Thank Nuala1953
kieran131, Manager at The Roadside Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi there and thank you for comming into eat with us a few days ago. Its not in my nature to reply but on this occasion i feel i must regarding the misunderstanding of your Voucher. When you arrived you were greeted by one of...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place has. Dreadful decor very young and friendly staff but great food and well worth a detour I love the lamb stew and if u are not up to the large portions they will do u a half portion second visit and will return

Thank Gearoid G
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice pub with a good atmosphere. Very busy at evening dining time, but we managed to get a table after a short wait. Food was simple but very good. Different traditional music bands each night. Recommended.

Thank Papa_Polo
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such a fun little pub. Standing room only. Food and beer were really good with the highlight being the dessert. Live music was excellent.

Thank Allie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overrated . We were still hungry when leaving. Beer too expensive. Some staff were friendly but the male staff were rude.

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited last year and said I go again this year. I think it's worth mentioning that it's nice when the staff are confident but it's another thing when there over confident, it reminds me of a saying that the staff are above themselves. Remember...More

Thank Pat S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place to eat and drink a beer. Waiters were very kind. We ordered an Irish burger and a smoked salmon, with two gold Burren beers. They all were amazing. The interiors of the tavern are typical, too. I'm totally satisfied and I absolutely recommend...More

Thank SM C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very busy night, we both ordered house beef burger and chips, burger was ok but chips were inedible, over cooked and done in over used oil, real turn off, we informed waiter of our problem while he was clearing off the table, he was...More

Thank Denis L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good food at reasonable prices. Staff friendly. Great atmosphere. Has a microbrewery on site.

Thank Catrin B
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pauline m
7 September 2015|
Response from bigal908 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I cannot answer the question. I dined only in the establishment, and did not know that it was residential.
5 March 2015|
Response from kieran131 | Property representative |
We open on fri. Look forward to seeing u
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 23
Irish, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kincora Road | Co. Clare, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  The Burren  >  Lisdoonvarna
  • Phone Number: +353 65 707 4084
  • E-mail
PUB OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND 10AM TILL LATE FOOD SERVED FROM MARCH UNTIL NOVEMBER 12-4 6-9 EVERYDAY Last orders 8.45 In spring 2011, Peter Curtin embarked on a new endeavour: He set up the Burren Brewery in the Roadside Tavern in Lisdoonvarna. The building, which in 1865 started off as a pub, then was expanded into a bakery, now also harbours a micro-brewery under its roof. At the same time it is an eatery and a renowned music venue for traditional and contemporary music. Peter realised very quickly how complicated and time-consuming it was to brew his own beer - it really is a labour of love. He enrolled the help of a Master Brewer, and the result can now be tasted in the Roadside Tavern: The Burren Gold is a delicious, characterful lager. The mainstream lagers available every-where just cannot compete with this one!The Burren Red with its great red colour is a spicy, slightly sweet ale which even features a hint of smoke. It seems to become the favourite among the punters at the Roadside! The Burren Black is a stout that does not have to fear the competition of a certain other black stuff. It is smooth and full-bodied, with a creamy crown of froth on top - and definitely alive inside! A heavenly drink.
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