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The Roadside Tavern


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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The pub is open all year round from 10am until late. Food is served by Kieran's Kitchen from March until beginning of November. Last orders at 8.45pm. In spring 2011, Peter Curtin embarked on a new endeavour: He set up the Burren Brewery in the Roadside Tavern in Lisdoonvarna. The building, which in 1865 started off as a pub, then was expanded into a bakery, now also harbours a micro-brewery under its roof. His Burren Gold (lager), Burren Red (ale) and Burren Black (stout) are one of only three micro-breweries mentioned in the Lonely Planet Global Craft Beer Guide! At the same time it is a restaurant - Kieran's Kitchen - serving the best food from locally sourced ingredients. It is also a renowned
US$6 - US$23
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Irish, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

We had a relaxed lunch and enjoyed some really lovely craft beer in a pub with genuine atmosphere and welcome. Great pub food, great beer, you must go.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank NoelPrendiville
Reviewed 9 November 2018

This was a wonderful stop on our tour. We met Peter Curtin the owner and head brewer and sampled some of his beer. What a treat to find a craft brewer in the land of Guinness! (Not that I don't love Guinness mind you!)

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Perry O
Reviewed 6 November 2018

`This a quaint ploace with good food and service staff.Cottage pie is great. Fish and chips were exceptuional.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Tony B
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

We loved our food in two different days. We had the best fish and chips ever really well cooked, moist. Succulent. We tried the local produced stout and I have to say that is even better than Guinness.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank joseantoniog253
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Great food, traditional Irish music and the nicest people! Loved everything about it. The cottage pie was delicious!

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Francine15458
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Visited twice with friends and family during September 2018, These two visits had been my first to Kierans Kitchen at the Roadside Tavern as i had always frequented the Storehouse next door which is itself an outstanding venue for food, My first impression at the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank carolineo458
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Food was good, and atmosphere was relaxed. Definitely did not feel hurried to finish. Amazing desserts!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Retiredtraveler503
Reviewed 5 October 2018

This became my go-to in Lisdoonvarna! Delicious food made with local and fresh ingredients, and a great beer list.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank emma c
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Were recommended to eat here by our Airbnb host and she even rang to check we could get in. Had the local Red beer and lager both of which were tasty. First evening we had the Irish Stew and Beef Goulash (yum, yum) followed by...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Keith1612
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This place is legendary – a memorable venue for traditional music sessions for well over a century and an award winning pub restaurant. It manages to retain its sense of history by the simple wooden furniture, colourful décor and lots of paraphenalia on the walls....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank John M
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pauline m
7 September 2015|
Response from bigal908 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I cannot answer the question. I dined only in the establishment, and did not know that it was residential.
5 March 2015|
Response from kieran131 | Property representative |
We open on fri. Look forward to seeing u
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