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Mary Ann's Bar & Restaurant

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Main Street | Co Cork, Castletownshend none, Ireland
+353 28 36146
10:00 - 23:00
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a cosy pub/ restaurant set on a hill in an idyllic small village with a single main street by a river inlet I had a wonderful seafood chowder just packed with fish, the best I have ever had, a meal in itself Then a generous amount of Tiger prawns with ginger and mange tout Great meal

Thank OldJolly
santa barbara california
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My beau had fish pie, I had roasted vegetable with goat cheese in phyllo dough crust. We both loved our meals. Our waitress was charming and worked the whole restaurant by herself. I was sorry paying by credit card didn't allow us to tip her, she deserved it.

Thank Linda A
fergusomahony, Owner at Mary Ann's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review. I will pass on your comments to our team and they will appreciate your kind words have a great holiday Fergus More 

Skibbereen, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Brilliant place to eat seafood without missing out on the charm of a traditional Irish Bar. Keep it up Fergus and Patricia!

fergusomahony, Owner at Mary Ann's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much its great to get the feedback and our Staff were thrilled and hope to see you soon again Fergus More 

Killarney, Ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The bar and restaurant was recommended by Sharon the manager of the Castle nearby. She told us the food was great and the portions large she was not wrong on both counts. The staff were friendly and very chatty which was great it makes you feel like you are visiting your local. The meal choose is great with daily specials... More 

Thank RayLuckett
fergusomahony, Owner at Mary Ann's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much, we like to make people feel they are at home and we strive to meet your needs at all times. Have a great holiday and Thank you Sharon Fergus More 

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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved Mary Ann's! The mussels were the freshest we've ever had and the scallops/King prawns were delicious too, everything was extremely fresh. It was my favorite meal we had between Dublin, Kilkenny, and Cork. Definitely would come to Castletownshend again just for the seafood they had.

Thank Hayley M
fergusomahony, Owner at Mary Ann's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

That is a real compliment and it is really appreciated. We buy only the best local sought produce and our fish is delivered daily Fergus Have a great Holiday More 

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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a find - first but definitely not the last time we will visit this lovely restaurant. Without a doubt the best and most generous crab salad I've ever had!

Thank clearday3
fergusomahony, Owner at Mary Ann's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

I love Crab too. thank you for your great review and I hope it will not be long till we see you again. Fergus More 

Meadow Lands, Pennsylvania
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148 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We LOVED Mary Ann's--everything about it from the warm and friendly atmosphere and greeting to the excellent and beautifully- presented food through the bowl-licking yuminess of the desserts. We never felt rushed and all requests were promptly fulfilled. A truly comfortable but first-rate meal. As we paid our checks, we met face-to-face with one of THE Townsend heirs and his... More 

1 Thank FineMind
fergusomahony, Owner at Mary Ann's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, it was a great pleasure to have you in our place. I have been here 35 years and I feel now I am only getting started. I hope we meet again and thank u again it means a lot Fergus More 

Berne, New York
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hit Castletownshend on our first day in Ireland. Stayed at the castle and were exhausted. As the closest pub to the castle, we opted to try if and not have to drive anywhere. Glad we did!! Was wonderful food and great conversation from the owner. We liked it so much we had dinner there again later in week...

1 Thank Lynn S
fergusomahony, Owner at Mary Ann's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Your feedback is much appreciated and everyone at Mary Anns thanks you for your kind words. Till me meet again Best Wishes Fergus More 

Boulder, Colorado
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163 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We really enjoyed our meal here - seafood chowder, mussels, and fish n' chips. The staff are all incredibly friendly and the seafood couldn't be any fresher. It's right up the main road from the castle. If we're ever back in Ireland, we'll be visiting here again!

1 Thank Sarah W
fergusomahony, Owner at Mary Ann's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks and it was our priviledge to look after you during your holiday. We hope we see you again Fergus More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Very nice food with a mix of flavours and many diferent plates. We have tried 5 plates and all where top choices... and for the end of the meal, great deserts!

Thank Pedro P
fergusomahony, Owner at Mary Ann's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comments I hope we meet again before too long Best Regards Fergus More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$31
Seafood, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Co Cork, Castletownshend none, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Castletownshend
  • Phone Number: +353 28 36146
Mary Ann's is a well established Bar and Restaurant in the beautiful Village of Castletownshend. The Current owners Fergus and Patricia O'Mahony are at Mary Ann's since 1983. We serve Lunch and Dinner every day from March to November and Then November to March Wednesday to Sunday Lunch and Dinner. We have A restaurant overlooking the sea upstairs Dining in our old fashioned Bar downstairs and in Season in our Walled Garden and Vine room.
We sell modern Irish and European cuisine and add some Asian Fusion Dishes. We have a comprehensive Wine List and An Art Gallery upstairs selling Irish and International Modern Art.

We have won many awards for our food and are featured in over 40 Guides world wide.

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