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Murphy's Law

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Murphy's Law 2 Pearse Street, Athlone, Ireland
+353 90 642 3753
11:00 - 18:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 20:30
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a good choice of dishes at a good price. Being a pub there is also a good choice of drinks.The Barman served the drinks and helped serve the food. There were also waitresses taking orders etc. Excellent service. A fairly quiet Monday evening probably helped but in Athlone finding anything open on a Monday was good news! Would... More 

Thank SarahC0805
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there on a busy Saturday evening with 4 kids. I was a bit worried when we arrived as the place was very busy and all the servers looked quite young. I needn't have worried, We were seated quickly and given menus. My husband got steak and I got the burger, It was honestly the nicest burger I have... More 

Thank CorkRedser
Newtownards, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Went here due to the reviews we had read. Weren't disappointed. I had the Texas burger which was good, hubby had the stacker burger. He struggled to eat this and that's unusual. Atmosphere was good, staff attentive. On seeing other food being brought out it all looked good. Would definitely recommend

Thank pamelagF8232QX
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I could not fault the food. It is definitely a step up from your run of the mill pub food. The service is not good though. When it is busy at lunch time it all falls apart. Especially if you're on your one hour lunch. You could order at ten past the hour and not get your food until quarter... More 

Thank Becca C
Dublin, Ireland
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We walked into Murphy's Law as we were looking for a place to eat on a late Saturday afternoon and nothing else in the area seemed to be open. It was reasonably busy which was not surprising due to the lack of alternatives. Due to that we expected it to be really noisy but were positively surprised that the noise... More 

Thank Kidomu
Kilkenny, Ireland
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Our Mushroom Soup was delicious ..Beef Stew was acceptable have had better but great Value to be got here with a wide range of dishes available at reasonable prices.Staff are friendly and service was quick.Would definitely return again.

Thank wosser
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017

For me, this bar failed to deliver food wise on it's coeliac menu (Advertised as Gluten free). When I ordered a GF stir fry (with chicken extra as the GF option was originally vegetarian I also chose the noodles option but server came back to table to say only rice was GF which was ok) it became apparent to me... More 

1 Thank Olivia D
Athlone, Ireland
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7 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I have eaten here several times, the food is ALWAYS very tasty, very good value and generous servings. Because it's pub you can have a pint with your meal, well worth a visit.

Thank PatriciaFHMV
Wexford, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Local pub showing premier league matches - busy with mix of age groups including families with small children, not my kinda of place

1 Thank Dexwex W
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We took the advice of other reviewers on TripAdvisor and we're glad we did! We were greeted by the bar staff with a cheery hello when we entered and menus were delivered to our table shortly after. I opted for the Striploin steak, medium cooked, and himself had the Lamb chops and we were not disappointed! The following day after... More 

1 Thank Mary W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 16
Cajun & Creole, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Murphy's Law 2 Pearse Street, Athlone, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Westmeath  >  Athlone
  • Phone Number: +353 90 642 3753
Murphy's Law is a family run traditional Irish Bar with live music & a large open-air beer garden.
We serve food 7 days a week from 10am & cater for parties. We also specialise in food challenges.
Above Murphy's Law, we have a Bed & Breakfast with all rooms en suite & offer very competitive rates.
Murphy's Law is situated right in the heart of Athlone with most amenities on your door step.

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