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“mackerel”(8 reviews)
“stew”(3 reviews)
“the pub”(6 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Cappagh, Teelin, Ireland
+353 74 973 9101
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Reviewed yesterday

Stayed in nearby holiday rental, ate here 6 nights out of 7. Other night we were out of the area otherwise it would have been 7 out of 7! Food was very good, very good friendly service. Meals and drinks were reasonable. Experienced one “Thursday”...More

Thank Hillyt
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We learned they’ve only been doing good for about a month. It didn’t seem like that to us given how go Is the service and quality was. The fish options were outstanding, very fresh fillet of cod, a nice looking steak and for both the...More

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped by this pub on our way to Sliabh Liag and so glad we did. The pub is so quaint and unique, it's worth stopping by for that alone. While there we had a mixture of toasties, chips and chowder and it was delicious. There...More

Thank Caroline C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Back in Donegal! Stopped for dinner and drinks after visiting Sliabh Liag last week and was really impressed with the Rusty Mackeral. The newly renovated toilets are spotless and beautifully decorated. The jewel in the crown is the new outdoor patio area. The evening we...More

Thank hootwink
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in after doing the sliabh liag boat tour at nearby Teelin Harbour. There was nine of us in the group but we were seated quickly. Lots of different dishes were ordered and nobody in the group had any complaints. Drinks and food arrived quickly....More

Thank rablfc1892
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined at the Rusty Mackerel as one of the few opportunities when visiting Slieve League, but we were not disappointed. There was a rugby or irish football match going on that evening (we think??) so there were a lot of people in yellow t-shirts...More

Thank Aria0092
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a wonderful boat trip we arrived to then”rusty”as the we were told the locals call it. We were to early for the main menu but offered light bites menu. The main menu was from 3pm which looked lovely. We definitely will plan to arrive...More

Thank Cathy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner yesterday in the pub/restaurant. Was amazing. I had the hake. Followed by Apple pie for dessert. Fab food.

Thank DianneB153
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner and a drink here. Food was great. Staff were very pleasant. Really good atmosphere. Will be back!

Thank Annie514
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was 8:45pm and we weren’t expecting to be able to get dinner anywhere but The Rusty Mackeral was still serving dinner. Had a decent serve of fish and chips with mushy peas.Service was terrific, a groups very hardworking staff who were very friendly.

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22 July 2016|
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Response from Nottspaddy | Reviewed this property |
Hi Can't find the telephone number but the house is called An Scrin which is located at Teelin, the owner is Tania. You should find it on trip advisor. Hope that helps Thanks