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John B. Keane's Pub

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Address: 37 William Street, Listowel, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 68 21127

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Lovely pint

Top quality pint of Guinness for €4.20 sure what more would you want? Nice mix of clientele, both locals and tourists, when we visited. For me that's a really good sign.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 February 2017
Dublin, Ireland

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Arrived with a friend on a Wednesday evening around 7pm, place to ourselves and the lady behind the bar talking to a friend, within 10 minutes we were all chatting as another punter arrived and we discussed the painting behind the bar in great detail, if you ever go to Listowel (wether your Irish or a tourist) you have to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Called for a quiet drink on the way home. A very friendly welcome from the landlord Billy. A good pint of guiness too

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Top quality pint of Guinness for €4.20 sure what more would you want? Nice mix of clientele, both locals and tourists, when we visited. For me that's a really good sign.

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Limerick, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Had a drink here with friends on Friday 6th January at approximately 6 p. m. Beautiful bar with such a friendly customers. But what a friendly Bar Person, she was just a breath of fresh air thank you so much for your hospitality.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Irish Literary giant John B. Keane is a hard act to follow - especially behind the bar of his eponymous pub. But son Billy, no mean scribbler himself, seems to be doing a grand job of following in giant footsteps.Billy hosted a raucous party on New Year's Eve. And you could hardly lift an elbow between the poets and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

A "must " go-to stop in Listowel for everyone. Experience a true local pub and be a part of history at the same time. John B. Keane was an important contributor to Irish literature.

Thank Margaret C
Pleasant gap
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Our tour company had arranged for a private visit to this pub. This was owned by the Irish playwright John B Keane and is now run by his son. During our stay his son told stories of his father and his growing up at the pub along with his experiences since taking over the pub. It lasted a little over... More 

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Kildare, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

John B Keane's is the most famous pub in Kerry! Best for the atmosphere and the craic - they even serve beer too! Well worth a visit. Be prepared to while away a few hours in deep conversations with the patrons on just about anything! Highly recommend a pit stop here.

Thank L W
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is an excellent little pub with a great atmosphere. Keep a look out for poetry reading, short plays or music evenings throughout the year. Well worth a visit.

Thank 890jeremiahb
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The spirit and writings of the great John B. Keane live on in this beautiful bar If you are lucky you can find his son Billy behind the bar, or one of his charming grandchildren. This is a house of literature Drama is performed here two nights a week at least in Summer During Listowel Writers Week it is the... More 

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