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5 days ago
“Family visit”
8 Sep 2018
“Best bar in Ballina”
53 Pearse St. home to a Ballina Institution, Rouse's Bar since 1946. The premises itself has been a pub since 1865, making it one of the town's oldest bars. It is a family run traditional Irish bar, with an outdoor smoking yard, off-licence & a...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
53 Pearse Street, Ballina, Ireland
+353 96 21083
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Reviewed 27 February 2016

Rouse's Bar is located at 53 Pearse Street, Ballina Co Mayo Ireland. It's the type of old world family pub that's become a rarity in Ireland. The pub has been in the Rouse Family since 1946 and it has existed as a pub since 1865...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited Rouses bar today on a family visit . What a fabulous bar . Old style , spotless and such a friendly welcome. Pat is a gentleman who has time for all his customers young and old . Great stories and memories from the old...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2018

We tried here on our last night in Ballina which was a pity because it was the best and the cheapest. Very warm welcome in a great local bar. Great Guinness and great atmosphere.

Thank Keith D
Reviewed 1 September 2018

amazing traditional irish pub popped into the session on a wedensday nite omg the craic was mighty I have nothing bad to say about the place only ill be going back next time I'm In Ballina would defo recommend to people looking a tradional pub...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Great live music, wonderful staff who treated you like family. A must visit when you come to this part of Ireland.

Thank Matt G
Reviewed 12 April 2018

pulled in here for a pint as in town on business. what a refreshingly real bar......full up with lunchtime drinkers but a quiet oasis where you can relax and enjoy a great pint of black and read all the various sporting reports from yesteryear amid...More

Thank uppershirleyeagle
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Quiet pint. Friendly bar staff. Comfortable surroundings. Never know who might drop in. An original. Highly recommend. 5 stars all the way Pat and Fiona.

Thank Lorraine K
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

I was here with my tour group that completely filled the room. However, I totally enjoyed my time here. The musicians and the Irish Music were very entertaining. Michael, a 10 year old, performed Irish dancing which was the highlight of the evening. It was...More

Thank Mur40
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Went into this bar as was recommended but people in locality. Wasn't disappointed.. Quaint bar was quiet while we were there but can imagine atmosphere at weekends. The young lady who has taken over from her Dad in the family business is doing a mighty...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Dropped in for a few after dining out in a local restaurant. Bar was quiet when we arrived. A few locals arrived later. Bar had a good selection of beers (including many local craft varieties) and spirits. Learned that there is a local distillery with...More

Thank FlamboShambo
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Called in for a quick couple. Great range of beers spirits and even have a good wine list. Very friendly people working here! I assume they are the owners. They were more than glad to give me directions to local businesses including who owned what...More

Thank Liam O
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