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Address: Meetinghouse Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 74 972 5578

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You risk becoming part of the furniture as you don't want to leave! The owner is a hoot and his staff also provide great banter. You will definitely feel welcomed and if you're... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You risk becoming part of the furniture as you don't want to leave! The owner is a hoot and his staff also provide great banter. You will definitely feel welcomed and if you're lucky will be treated to some traditional music.

Thank AHMcN
Southport, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is an old, dark and dingy pub which some people might like. The night we visited for a drink on our way into town for a meal, there were a few people there, but it was very dark inside and there was an odd smell in the place. We wondered if it was bleach, but was quite strong. We... More 

1 Thank Denise H
Donegal Town, Ireland
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

An excellent traditionally decorated bar with a great atmosphere. If you want somewhere where the staff are friendly, the decor is traditional with all sorts of old items and newspaper articles on the walls this is it. The atmosphere is great I thoroughly recommend The Forge Bar.

Thank Jonathan S
Colleyville, Texas
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Go for a pint, stay forever. On holiday from US and couldn't have felt more welcome with the pub jam packed with locals on a Friday night. Do yourself a favor and just go. Ask for Annie to pour your Guiness.

1 Thank ballybunUS
Wicklow, Ireland
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33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Dropped in here on a thursday afternoon while having a short break in Donegal. Welcoming by a lovely young lady who had a very sociable chat for the 1 1/2 hours that we spent sitting by the bar. The Guinness was absolutely fab, and the Heineken was also top class. If your looking for a real Irish style bar, With... More 

2 Thank Pat36059
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Popped into this local pub on a busy Friday evening before headed to a wedding the next day, sat in the back part fully kitted out in Irish bric-a-brac and decorated in keeping with a traditional Irish pub. I had 3x pints of fresh Guinness and had a great time, authentic atmosphere, friendly staff and lively locals...me and my group... More 

1 Thank 785markj
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

We visited the forge pub and basically never left. The atmosphere was fantastic and it's a really historic pub that's been left in a traditional way and it's the better for it. The staff in the pub are very welcoming and we had the fortune of being welcomed by Claire Sweeney which was great as she knows everyone. If you... More 

Thank Steven B
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140 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Not as crowded as the Reel Room. Much larger more comfortable venue. Usually has 2 (very good) musicians as opposed to the Reel Room's multiple rotating talent and range of instruments. Nice pub food to be had until late. A very worthy alternative offering its own unique vibe, often frequented by the locals escaping the tourist crowds.

Thank Angelo G
County Wicklow, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

Good conversation! Good impromptu singsongs and a good pint! Great atmosphere! Great the people you'd meet there!

Thank Sean D
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

very nice pub guisness amazing,staff friendly and nice and comfortable ,sat near the fire,music only Friday ,Tuesday,wednesday which I missed unfortunately,worth a visit

Thank lorraine h

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