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Perfect location, great hosts

I visited Syd Harkins' pub with friends for St. Patrick's weekend, 2018. There were 8 of us in... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2018
County Cork, Ireland
via mobile
Nice little bar

Called in while walking around Kilkenny a nice little bar it was pleasant to sit at the bar with a... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Bradford, United Kingdom
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25 Rose Inn Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 772 2134
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stop for a pint after visiting The Castle. Stayed most of the afternoon talking to locals and the bar keep. So friendly and good service. Will visit again on our return trip.

Thank Donna T
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

The place was empty, it was terrible, we were told to move on before we even sat down or ordered. my colleagues and I shall.not be returning. It will stay empty with this attitude. Disgraceful.

Thank Noel H
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

I called in to this place on my own (a woman) initially while waiting for said man . I chose it as it's light, welcoming and wasn't full of men all taking up the bar. We stayed here for a few hours and very much...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night and weren’t very impressed. The host was really lovely and friendly and the pub itself was nice however our room was very basic and there was a lot of issues with the room itself. Everything in the room was...More

1  Thank Helen U
Reviewed 11 May 2018

It is for the atmosphere that you go to Harkins. The hurling photos on the wall are a good talking point and the occasional gig would be better if the people down the front would shut up talking. It was €11.40 for a Gunpowder Gin...More

Thank catblack1798
Reviewed 25 March 2018

An old-fashioned and authentic pub with a friendly larger-than-life owner and lots of locals and visitors sharing stories over a drink or two. There are rooms for rent upstairs, clean and basic, and very reasonable. (We had booked thru AirBNB).

Thank Frederick W
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

I visited Syd Harkins' pub with friends for St. Patrick's weekend, 2018. There were 8 of us in total, with four rooms between us. The staff at Syd's couldn't have been more friendly or accommodating. It's the perfect location, right in the centre of Kilkenny...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Pur first stop after getti g off the plane. Had a great bowl of him are soup and brown bread. Lunch menu had great offering if sandwiches.

1  Thank Chuck C
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Called in while walking around Kilkenny a nice little bar it was pleasant to sit at the bar with a pint listening to the locals discussing their day

Thank Volpetervo
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Great to find a busy bar without too much loud deafening music, that welcome families. It isn't the most modern pub in the world, but you are in medieval Kilkenny. They however do charge modern prices, but it is worth it for a good pint,...More

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