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Taaffes Castle Bar

Newry Street, Carlingford, Ireland
+353 42 937 3770
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“soup” (6 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
“beer garden” (15 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 11:30 PMAll hours
Irish, Bar, Pub
Newry Street, Carlingford, Ireland
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Reviews (171)
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1 - 10 of 169 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Done dance class, lady brilliant craic, cocktail class, not great, drinks in a plastic glass, not a cocktail shaker in sight, barman rude! Went for bbq, lady was lovely! Went up to nightclub, barstaff lift ur drinks if they r left sitting on the bar,...More

Thank Noodle P
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Had a small function here and was very reasonable. Staff are very helpful and the beer garden is great if you have the weather. Best pub in Carlingford. Have been here a few times for nights out. Always has great music and great atmosphere.

Thank David P
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

This boy Ryan behind the bar is a serious bit of craic hey he is just a sound lad altogether. Can’t believe he isn’t higher up in the organization. Great at pouring pints needs a raise he also has female parts apparently. Pat out (mic...More

Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Gorgeous pub with lovely wooden interior to tie in with the nearby castle! Lovely staff, clean pub, cosy and amazing fireplace where you stay and sit beside forever! Our barman was a lovely chatty young lad who was able to help us with questions about...More

Thank MsIreland2
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Brilliant cocktail class given by Ryan the barman for my sister Cathie's Hen night! He was fantastic and he really knows his cocktails, he was great craic and made it so much fun for all of us! Thanks Ryan ☺

Thank Deeb86
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

This bar is very quiet during the day but come evening its buzzing with hen and stag parties with great music its bouncing so if you want somewhere for a quiet pint its not fir you...

Thank Denis B
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Popped in here for a drink to escape the rain and we were not disappointed. Ryan the barman on duty kept us in chat and craic, he totally deserves 5 stars. Coming from a hospitality background myself i appreciate a bar person who can hold...More

Thank Aileen M
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

On a hen party in carlingford, we had cocktail making class here. Andrew the instructor was brilliant, really knew how to get the girls going and showed us how to make beautiful cocktail. The craic was unreal. After the cocktails we had a BBQ that...More

3  Thank Lucy G
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Called in here for a drink to watch Football in the beer garden, great atmosphere, staff were lovely and to top it all off we had the best Guinness ever! Will be back!

Thank lynnieee86
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

The staff here were unfriendly and when it come to closing time became abrupt. Many different customers on the same night made similar remarks. Don't expect your custom to be appreciated here .

Thank james w
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 11
Irish, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Newry Street, Carlingford, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Louth  >  Cooley Peninsula  >  Carlingford
  • Phone Number: +353 42 937 3770
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We are an Irish traditional pub that serves pub grub at a high standard downstairs, a disco bar upstairs that attracts a crowd of all age groups at the weekend and a banquet hall in the castle, enjoy cheers
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