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“Absolutely Dreadful”
Review of The Rusty Nail

The Rusty Nail
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Clonmany
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 13 - US$ 24
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Situated at the foot of the Urris Hills on The Wild Atlantic Way, The Rusty Nail is one of Inishowen's hidden gems. With a welcoming open fire and friendly locals, The Rusty Nail provides a warm atmosphere to enjoy a good pint, a bit of craic, and of course great food. This traditional food pub, run by local couple Maresa & Enda McDonagh has an extensive bar food menu including favourites such pan-fried seabass fillets, cauliflower puree, grilled asparagus & salsa verde and grilled 30-day aged fillet steak, roast onion puree, watercress, traditional tobacco onions & red wine jus as well as a varied selection of pasta, vegetarian and gluten free options. The Rusty Nail hosts live traditional music sessions every Sunday evenings and caters for parties and family functions all year around. There are also many local activities nearby such as horse riding at Tullagh Bay Equestrian Centre, walks to Glenevin Waterfall, a visit to Dunree Fort as well relaxing walks on Leenan, Binion, or Tullagh strands. A journey along the Wild Atlantic Way wouldn't be the same without a visit to The Rusty Nail.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Absolutely dreadful place, you'd get better food & service in a McDonald.

Staff very friendly, but food dreadful

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

The food was fantastic and the service even better. I haven't had a steak that good in a very long time. Cannot wait to go back again!

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Reviewed 2 February 2018

First of all don't get Facebook to locate this place as it shows it in Clonmany town but is actually 3-4 miles outside it.
Busy place but very welcoming with a nice decore . There is a fine selection of food available . The staff are pleasant and attentive throughout the meal . We had the burgers with champ and garlic fries , very nice and filling . Good selection of desserts on the menu for everyone .
At this time of the year, January, it was busy enough so you would most likely need to book a table during the tourist season . Reasonable amount of parking behind and to the sides of the building .
We had a pleasant evening , good food and caring staff . Would definitely come again when down this direction . Highly recommend you give this place a visit !

2  Thank bookerBelfast
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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Away for a few days and found this bar seemed to be in the middle of nowhere but what a little gem. Really friendly staff, lovely atmosphere with Iran band singing in the bar, affordable price & my god possibly the best burger I have ever had! My husband enjoyed a pint of the black stuff

Thank LizCully
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

A lovely way to spend new year's eve..live music to start the evening from a great band the lovely food..i can recommend the sharing platter..the main courses we had were really good too..no room for dessert tho the cheese board sounded really interesting, full of local cheeses.
A glass of prosecco at midnight with the whole pub joining in the celebrations..it was a good night!

Thank Alicat502004
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