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Poet's Corner Bar

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Old Ground Hotel O'Connell Street, Ennis, Ireland
+353 65 682 8127
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a lovely pub with options for quiet, private space. The staff was attentive and quick and the food was amazing! It was wonderful to sit and listen to music or strike up a conversation. The lighting and decor was comfortable and inviting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sunday lunch in the bar was memorable; lots of activity ranging from sports lovers discussing yesterday's team Ireland rugby victory, along with those coming from mass at the cathedral across the street. Our sandwiches were freshly made and excellent; soup wasn't ready at 11:45 when we sat down; then three servers came to tell us when the soup was ready.... More 

Thank Svenskaflicka
Ennis, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful place to visit and it ooses with ambiance. The lunch was 1st class plentyful and tasted great. Staff would do anything to make your visit enjoyable.

Thank vinnie065
Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this place! Great bar food, great pints, lively crowd. You have to time it right to gt a table as it can be quite crowded.

Thank Debbie O
Sweers Island
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Met with cousins on a busy lunchtime, staff found us a table, food came very quickly, was piping hot and plentiful and full of flavour. Decor and ambience very traditional and lovely. Had a quiet nightcap in bar the night before, also lovely ambience.

Thank SweersLyn
New York City, New York
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127 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You couldn't ask for friendly waiters. The place was filled with people and wonderful Irish music. Everyone seemed to be having a grand time and we certainly were. The waiters are very accommodating and responded splendidly to special requests. We will be back.

Thank Steven L
Boston, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sat at bar for lunch. Food was very good, service seemed indifferent. Slow to get attention at bar with wait staff coming and going behind it. Dark atmosphere probably works better at night.

Thank Miketheworldtraveler
Dublin, Ireland
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit. The building itself is quite historical with explanatory pictures and text around the hotel outlining its history.

Thank michael k
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely lunch with family member today. Beautiful tasty soup was served by friendly, efficient staff. As always we weren't put under any pressure to leave to free up table. Great menu, good value and special staff. Decor could be freshened up as it's a bit tatty in places. That said I'll be back.

Thank Deirdre H
County Clare, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My mum and I called into the poets corner for a bite of lunch one day recently. We found a table in a quiet corner and settled down with the menus. Our server was very attentive and pleasant. The food was excellent quality and served in quick time. Al in all a lovely time spent with Mum in relaxed surroundings,... More 

Thank Frostlilian

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Ground Hotel O'Connell Street, Ennis, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  Ennis
  • Phone Number: +353 65 682 8127

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?