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Rafterys Bar

££ - £££European, ,
Main Street, Craughwell H91 D264, Ireland
+353 86 048 8744
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average0%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (2 reviews)
“smoked salmon” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, Bar, Pub, Irish
££ - £££
Main Street, Craughwell H91 D264, Ireland
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Love this place. Very convenient if using old road from Galway.Lovely well cooked food and served with a smile

Thank doveandhawk
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Excellent food, excellent staff, could not fault it.we ate here every night . if we are again in the area we will return.

Thank Norman W
Management response:Responded 4 October 2017

Thank you Norman for your kind words, we look forward to seeing you back soon!

Reviewed 8 September 2017

If you are in the area and need a bite to eat, or just something to quench your thirst this is a lovely spot to call into. The food is great and the service is friendly.

Thank Elllli
Management response:Responded 4 October 2017

Thanks for your kind words! see you back in Craughwell soon.

Reviewed 8 August 2017

We were there for a rehearsal gathering prior to a wedding at Clohan Castle. It offered your typical pub food, beer and alcohol. The service was good. We were late arriving and they accomadated us with no problems. Nothing fancy but the food was good.

Thank retksp
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This pub is on what was the Dublin/Galway main road, now replaced by motorway. Very good quality, simple, fresh food at reasonable prices. A reliable pitstop.

Thank corribryan
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Less than ten minutes from the Athenry exit off the M6, Dublin to Galway motorway, Raftery's, The Blazers Bar, Craughwell is well worth breaking your journey for. It is no surprise to find the award winning bar and restaurant features in 'McKenna's Best in Ireland...More

Thank saddleup2016
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I stopped off here on a road trip with friends and had the absolute pleasure of getting to try their stick toffee pudding in this wonderful family run establishment. For this alone it is not a place to be passed by.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I'm a local, and have visited this pub numerous times over the years, sometimes for a quiet pint, and sometimes for lunch. Never had a bad meal or pint in 15 years.

Thank Shanefitzgibbon1974
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Great pub with history. Lovely place with beautiful food. Homemade burger and chips is fabulous. I fully recommend this place. Come from Galway to taste Real food

Thank Greg M
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We stayed the night here in our campervan, which they allowed us to park in the good sized car park at the rear of the pub. The food was very good and the portions were large; but you might need to eat early as they...More

Thank pandalf
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$21
European, Bar, Pub, Irish
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Craughwell H91 D264, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Craughwell
  • Phone Number: +353 86 048 8744
  • E-mail
Award Winning Bar in Craughwell Recommended by McKenna Guides & Georgina Campbell's Ireland Guide 2017 Great Food, Local Craft Beers, Irish Whiskies/Gins/Vodkas. In the heart of East Galway, you will find Rafterys Bar, a family run pub located in the picturesque village of Craughwell on the old N6 Galway to Dublin road. This award winning bar is now run by Rachel Raftery who is the 4th generation of Rafterys here and continues the long established tradition of great quality and hospitality. Rafterys Bar is ideal for that stopping off point; relax in the new modern lounge and enjoy excellent food – breakfast, lunch, evening meal or tasty snack. Enjoy the quality seasonal dishes using locally sourced ingredients, where possible, such as Kinvara Smoked Salmon, Aran Goats Cheese, Loughnane’s pork products and Sliabh Aughty Honey. Vegetarian options and Gluten free dishes are also available. Desserts are off the comforting kind, sticky toffee pudding, bread and butter pudding, apple crumble, and rhubarb pie. Rafterys Bar continues to carry the great vintage whiskeys they were always known for and, of course other spirits, wines and locally crafted beers and ciders. Pride is taken with the exterior part of the premises with hanging baskets, seasonal plants and flowers planted around the smoking area and car park.
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