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Merriman Hotel

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Irish, ,
The Merriman Hotel Main Street | The Merriman Hotel, Kinvara, Ireland
+353 91 638 222
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“roast beef” (4 reviews)
“wedges” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, Pub, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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The Merriman Hotel Main Street | The Merriman Hotel, Kinvara, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I eat a lot of chowder all over the world. This was hands down the best chowder I have ever eaten. Lots of mussels shrimp big chunks of fish.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the waitress who served us to be unfailingly surly from the moment we walked in to the time we paid our bill. I felt that we should apologise for being there. Our visit was not helped by the food. The seafood chowder was...More

Thank Hamlaha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Thatched Pub is a great place for a pint! Clean and bright, friendly staff. We were lucky to catch a session of Trad music while we were there, which was wonderful. Didn’t try the food but they have a nice menu.

Thank Fiona H
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Had dinner here . Both of us had the lamb shanks. Food was well prepared and presented and very tasty. Service very good. Overall a good experience of Irish pub eating.

Thank DavidandPaula
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We ate here on our first night of 4 in Kinvarra. We were disappointed that the restaurant wasn't open as it was reserved for a tour group and were referred the bar. The bar is nice enough. The young staff appear to be hard working....More

1  Thank travellingbuzz
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We had a lovely dinner. The bar was full because of a match between Galway and County Clare so we sat in the restaurant. Our waiter was the owner who was very friendly. Her recommended the chowder and it was wonderful ! My husband had...More

Thank Karin M
Reviewed 17 July 2018

We had some drinks at the bar watching the World Cup game Belgium-France. Unfortunately we lost, but we had a nice evening. Service was good and the food was sell,prepared. Good ambiance too!

Thank Onelady2
Reviewed 16 July 2018

This is an excellent hotel / bar where the best of fod is served. I think it was the best seafood chowder I have ever had. The Chefs both doing the early morning breakfast and evening meals have to be complemented they are a credit...More

Reviewed 15 July 2018

Driving from Doolin to Cleggan in Connemara, we passed through this charming town and couldn't resist stopping at the traditional looking pub at the Merriman Hotel. It was the perfect spontaneous lunch stop - great fish and chips and BLT, all the caffeine we needed...More

Thank Graces
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Stopped here for light lunch after Dungaire Castle on way to Cliffs of Moher. Soups & breads were great. There was only one waiter, bar tender, and all around host and he did everything quickly and pleasantly. Convenient street parking. You won't go wrong eating...More

Thank BocaGators
Niall D, General Manager at Merriman Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Dear BocaGators, Thank you for your lovely review of the hotel and for stopping off at the Merriman for lunch. We are delighted you enjoyed our food and thank you for recommending the Merrriman hotel for our food. Kind Regards Niall Dalton

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Merriman Hotel Main Street | The Merriman Hotel, Kinvara, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Kinvara
  • Phone Number: +353 91 638 222
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  • This restaurant is at Merriman Hotel
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