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Murphy's Law

Murphy's Law 2 Pearse Street, Athlone, Ireland
+353 90 642 3753
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (20 reviews)
“lamb chops” (3 reviews)
“side salad” (4 reviews)
Opens in 24 min
10:30 - 20:30All hours
Cajun & Creole, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Murphy's Law 2 Pearse Street, Athlone, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here when staying in a nearby B&B. The food was nice and the portions large. The staff were friendly. Would return if in the area.

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stop over on way through to Dublin. Found that the food was very good with a wide range including a kid menu. Try the Beef & Guinness stew with a pint of Guinness .

Thank Grant667
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is always delicious when we stop by. Great for family gatherings and the staff are always very attentive.

Thank dkoplad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a bite after it was locally recommended. We shared a couple of appetizers and a burger. All were good, nothing exceptional, but relatively quick and presented well. We asked for our burger well done and it was (which can be tricky)....More

Thank TracyTravelsOn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The day we are here the place was very busy. It was hard find seats but we did at the last second and I'm truly glad we did. I ordered the pulled pork burger and my boyfriend ordered an American style burger. Both burgers were...More

Thank Cara H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not what we were expecting... Had nachos for starters... Avoid Had chicken fatihtas for main which was enjoyable. My wife had burger which she couldn't eat. Overall staff were attentive but food was a let downMore

Thank John D
Murphys Law A, Owner at Murphy's Law, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi and thank you for your review. I am bit saddened that you had to wait until you reached your keyboard before letting us know of your disappointment. This leaves me unsure as to what you mean by 'processed'. The food you had was simple...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There's a great choose of nice food with a great atmosphere. Staff were friendly and helpful. The place can get busy.

Thank Des T
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Nice atmosphere and quick service for solid pub food. Close to the river. Had the pulled pork burger and fish n chips which were both good. They have Murphy's on tap, which was excellent.

Thank RubixOnTheRoad
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This is a truly great place to go for food or drink and it even does good accommodation at a very reasonable price. The staff here are genuinely friendly and nice. The breakfast is very good here and evening meals are also very good. Family...More

Thank Elen777
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

I always enjoyed their food and quick service but after this evening's experience it's safe to say I wont be back and wouldn't reccomend it like I always have... we ordered the same starters and mine was served when my parter was halfway through his......More

Thank Ruth L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Murphy's Law 2 Pearse Street, Athlone, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Westmeath  >  Athlone
  • Phone Number: +353 90 642 3753
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Murphy's Law is a family run traditional Irish Bar with live music & a large open-air beer garden. We serve food 7 days a week from 10am & cater for parties. We also specialise in food challenges. Above Murphy's Law, we have a Bed & Breakfast with all rooms en suite & offer very competitive rates. Murphy's Law is situated right in the heart of Athlone with most amenities on your door step.
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