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Very chill trad music session

We enjoyed hearing traditional Irish music played here during a session on a Wednesday evening... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2018
Savannah, Georgia
Night out after Galway Races.

Went into pub around 930pm: It was quiet at first then was packed within the hour; after the races... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2015
Stephen S
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8 Sep 2018
“Very chill trad music session”
22 Sep 2018
“Enjoyable drinks and music”
Cookes Thatch Bar is one of Galway's oldest pubs. We are located in the West end of Galway City a 5 minute walk from the centre of the City. Cookes has been welcoming customers through its doors for hundreds of years.
2 Newcastle Road, Galway, Ireland
353 91 52174
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Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Great comfortable bar, with a lovely atmosphere, great life music, bar staff are lovely friendly people..

Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 8 September 2018

We enjoyed hearing traditional Irish music played here during a session on a Wednesday evening. Very relaxed atmosphere and a good place to have quiet conversation with people in your party. Another good option in the Westend.

Thank ladytez
Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

the owner didn't pay the man who did the work! This pub should be boycotted! The owner did not pay an honourable workman & artisan who spent many hours creating a fantastic piece of traditional craft. To leave a family without monies due at this...More

6  Thank gazlough
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

Not a good pub by any stretch , slow uninterested service , wouldn't go back there . And some locals there were telling us that the owner owes a local man over 10 grand for the thatching of the roof ?

16  Thank SpanishJohnny9
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

I dropped into this pub, i see it has been re thatched, and a good job too. However i also discovered that the man who did the work has not been paid. For that reason , when back in Galway, i will not be going...More

20  Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Met a fellow walking with a board outside the pub. He was trying to highlight that while the pub was open the owner was refusing to pay for worked carried out on the thatch roof of the bar. An amount reaching into the 10's of...More

23  Thank Ciaran R
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Poor service, nice thatch. Shame they scammed an honest thatcher for it! Would have been a nicer place to visit if it hadn't been for the the fact the guy laughs about it to his customers

36  Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

Went into pub around 930pm: It was quiet at first then was packed within the hour; after the races finished. There was many barmen on, to cope with the crowds. The barstaff were fine, but could come across friendlier. We had a couple of drinks,...More

1  Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 13 July 2015

We stayed 3 nights at Desota B&B which is across the road 50 yards down. I have never been in a pub where we were welcomed by such genuine friendliness. This was tested when we won €150 in their lottery and the welcome the next...More

Thank clive1946
Reviewed 20 November 2014

Nice chilled out local pub, not a tourist trap like so many others in Galway. Good Guinness, nice staff and locals

1  Thank GillDe
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