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The Pins Gastro Bar

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Irish, Bar, Pub, Pizza, European, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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The Twelve Hotel, Barna, Galway 091, Ireland
+353 91 597 011
08:00 - 00:00
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kerry i
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go to the pins each time were in galway its a lvely spacious bar and the food there is lovely. the service is quick and the staff are very friendly.their chouder is one of the best in galway, and their home made burger is to die for.

Thank KerryIAnna
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here a couple of times during our short break to Galway/Barna. The food is exceptional and the service is very good. We did travel outside of season so not so sure what the standard would be during the peak season but if the food and service stay the same then it is definitely worth a visit.

Thank Dobbo1969
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can read my full review of the restaurant on the hotel’s page, but I wanted to add a small one here as well. Food is amazing (try the seafood pot) and the drinks were spectacular. Their house stout is incredible. Ask for Barry and drink/eat whatever he tells you. You can’t go wrong.

Thank DanielS6542
Kilrush, Ireland
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Whatever you want they have it in stock with a fantastic and knowledgeable bar staff with a friendly face.i can whole heartedly recommend the cocktail menu with something for everyone.

Thank Ross M
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Lovely relaxing bar cant wait to try the cocktail menu (when I am not pregnant lol so will be back).

Thank shazzaray
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I had heard that this place was very nice and was expecting so much. In fairness the dessert was well presented but the coffee was brutal. As for customer service it was just OK. I just wouldn't return here and wouldn't recommend this place

Thank Anne-Marie B
Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful friendly professional staff, fantastic good, great choices, great for couples or families. Always busy but never feels cramped...staff go out of their way to make your visit an enjoyable one. Def recommend a visit.

Thank threepalstravelling
County Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Ideal for lunch or dinner. Good menu, lots of choice. Lovely buzz here always. Great wine list here and throughout the hotel.

Thank Patrick K
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Have eaten here on many occasions. My breakfast favorites are the french toast and pancakes although the eggs benedict are some of the best I have tasted!! Great lunch menu using wonderful local ingredients. Pizza Dozina is just delightful, especially The Prom pizza!! Great relaxed atmosphere and attentive staff - kudos folks!!

Thank Alma N
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Chowder and a bucket of chicken wings every time. Sublime have never eaten better versions. Could eat them every day. Calm not rushed relaxing family friendly atmosphere. A favourite place for locals always a good sign

Thank Nuala H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Irish, Bar, Pub, Pizza, European, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Twelve Hotel, Barna, Galway 091, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway  >  Barna
  • Phone Number: +353 91 597 011
A destination in its own right, The Pins is loved by locals and overnight guests alike. In addition to an incredible food menu there is an equally incredible selection of cocktails,beers and wines. The Pins is a great place to enjoy good coffees,breads 'just out of the oven' from the on-site bakery and tantalising local produce infused with flavours from around the world. Catch a Traditional Irish Music session and see Galway's finest Jazz acts. Open from 8am for breakfast, serving great local food all day, everyday and Night. Acclaimed for its use of local ingredients and noted as making the 'Best Pizza outside of Napoli', The Pins has one gourmet rosette for culinary excellence. Winner of 'the Best Gastro Pub in Ireland' and 'The Best Casual Dining in Ireland'.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?