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The Roadside Tavern

££ - £££Irish, ,
Kincora Road | Co. Clare, Lisdoonvarna V95 T85K, Ireland
+353 65 707 4084
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb stew” (10 reviews)
“fish and chips” (30 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, European, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Kincora Road | Co. Clare, Lisdoonvarna V95 T85K, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 547 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for dinner. When entering we were welcomed by a local guitar player who played a few nice tunes and songs during dinner. After ordering a few local pints and food we were served a pint of nice local stout which lacks a bit...More

Thank Marcel_Verkerk
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't eat here; we had a couple of rounds of drinks and a plate of chips. It was a wonderful experience not just because this is a friendly, efficient, atmospheric, nicely put-together pub. It also features traditional music sessions, and the group the night...More

Thank nisha09
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon Kieran's Kitchen in The Roadside Tavern because our driver, Fergus Lally (read my review for Celtic Chauffeur Services) knew the owner, Kieran O'Halloran, and told us we would experience the best pub food in Ireland. Boy was Fergus right! The atmosphere is...More

Thank DayTrip814018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here after seeing the cliffs of moher, as some other travelers had recommended it. We were not disappointed at all! The seafood chowder was my favorite meal of our entire trip to Ireland!!! It had smoked salmon (from the neighboring smokehouse), fish, mussels,...More

Thank heidip775
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed with the food here. 3 of us felt the same ....mixed service some nice others were curt. Wouldn't rate it.

Thank irish f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We felt very welcome despite we arrive few minutes before the kitchen closed. Accurate menu, good food and very friendly staff.

Thank RosarioOirasor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As we passed The Roadside Tavern, we had a good banter with the beermaker (as we found out), who invited us in on this cold day. (Quite suitable in The Matchmaker's town!) Inside is cozy. You are friendly greeted by all. The stickers, posters and...More

Thank Annette R
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

4 of us called in for evening meal and a few beers. It was well worth it. Drinks were very good, local brews. Food was excellent, I had beef ghoulish - well recommended👍 The service could not be faulted, the staff were brilliant. Don’t come...More

Thank willshields
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

While we felt that many of our pub meals in Ireland were all too similar, this pub was the exception. The brewery beers were fantastic and the smoked salmon was the most buttery I have ever tasted. Great atmosphere and great food!

Thank DianneMuendel
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Had an wonderfull evening with sofisticated live music, super dinner and friendly atmosphere with Irish hospitallity.

Thank AMaOudeIJsselstreek
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Irish, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, European, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kincora Road | Co. Clare, Lisdoonvarna V95 T85K, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  The Burren  >  Lisdoonvarna
  • Phone Number: +353 65 707 4084
  • E-mail
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 music venue for traditional music with musicians gathering here every night during the summer months.
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