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The Old School House Bar and Restaurant

Church Road, Swords, Ireland
+353 1 840 2846
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood chowder” (24 reviews)
“steak” (73 reviews)
“enchiladas” (8 reviews)
Opens in 10 min
American, Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Church Road, Swords, Ireland
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171 - 180 of 761 reviews

Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Ate here today and couldn't fault it. Lovely friendly service and the lamb I had was the best I've tasted in ages. We'll be back!

Thank 656Michelle_C
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Lovely town and super-good restaurant. Everything was delicious! Salmon was cooked to perfection and my husband's fish and chips was excellent, also.

Thank josieriv
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Best bar in Swords and the Resteraunt upstairs is fantastic too. Food is great especially the evening specials (Outstanding Value) .We especially love the "Fishy Wednesday" & " Tasty Thursday" , The steaks on Thursday for €15 cant be beaten.

Thank MSharkman
Reviewed 11 January 2017

went here with friends and I have to say I loved it, very friendly staff and food was gorgeous. great choice

Thank ashlingwild4567
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Really busy at Christmas time and great atmosphere. Great decor very cosy and character. Good service and staff and food really good fish and chips and burgers very tasty. Fun place for a catch up over food and drinks with friends and family.

Thank whittersDublin
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Another lovely meal in the school house thanks to our waitress Siobhan , excellent service and the food is really good value.

Thank patpurcell26
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Very good value for money. Food is good without being great but is good value for money. Ideal for a family with hungry teenagers. Something for everyone on the menu.

1  Thank Francis L
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Nice pint. Real country feel about it. Great smoking area. I am a local guide level 4. Two years now. Great variety of food and drinks. Ask for any coctail. Served quickly. Manager down to earth. Mingles with everybody. Good mix of people always full....More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We came here from the UK with my husbands family to celebrate new year. We came here two years ago and were very impressed so were very happy to return. We ordered from the xmas menu which was excellent choice and value. My pate was...More

Thank julie p
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I went to The Old School for a friend's leaving drinks and this was my first time there after hearing so much about it. The place is well located and is quite lovely. But I found the seating arrangement a bit tight as though they...More

Thank Sifa M
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Jane G
16 December 2016|
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Response from Rocco Orazio P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but the space is limited.
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Jess R
24 November 2016|
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Response from IrishGracie | Reviewed this property |
You can only reserve a table for the restaurant section not the bar, I probably would book in case it's busy but if you haven't booked you could be lucky
Mary S
10 November 2016|
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Response from am200276 | Reviewed this property |
Hi - i am pretty sure they have some gluten free food but i cannot remember
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$43
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Road, Swords, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Swords
  • Phone Number: +353 1 840 2846
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