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“Greedy!”

Keenan's Hotel Bar and Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$46
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Keenan's Hotel, Bar and Restaurant on the Roscommon Longford border offers an experience not to be missed. Welcomed by a warm reception from the owners Barry and Annette and their friendly staff, taste our superb, award winning food and stay in our stylish, luxury boutique bedrooms with a stunning view of the River Shannon. Our boutique hotel and restaurant marries in with our traditional but classic bar, blending old and new, where history and tradition meet luxury and style.Keenan's is strategically located in the picturesque village of Tarmonbarry. The first Hotel, Bar and Restaurant in the West, when travelling on the N5 from Dublin to Mayo. Situated on the Longford Roscommon border on the banks of the River Shannon, where East meets West. Located on the N5, between Longford town and Strokestown, approx 135km from Dublin Airport and 125km from Westport, perfect place to break a long journey.
Dublin, Ireland
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112 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Greedy!”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

i have eaten in this establishment on numerous occasions. i always found the food nice. However, on this occasion we were greeted by little notes on each table explaining to us customers that due to some problem with the water supply in the area, tap water could not be supplied at the table. We were greeted by the owner who bemoaned this fact and said how terrible it was that this infliction was set upon them for the next eight weeks. She also said that the water on the other side of the bridge was perfect.
I foolishly ordered a large bottle of water as i did not fancy trying to get through a peppery burger without something to drink. I spoke to two very pleasant, elderly ladies beside us who had also happened to order the burgers but I did notice that they did not have anything to drink. When the bill arrived, i then realised why. We were charged 5€ for a half litre or so bottle of water and somehow my sympathy for Mrs Keenan dissolved very quickly. i immediately called her over and explained how disgraceful it was to profiteer on the fact that the local tap water was unavailable. She said absolutely nothing as she could not defend herself. The old lady beside me immediately agreed and told me they were charged 2.50 each for 2 glasses of water the previous day so they were doing without. These were actually locals. I was livid. i always tip reasonably well and needless to say, there was no tip this time which also annoyed me afterwards. The poor staff were also suffering from this profiteering owner.

Solution. Get a couple of 10 gallon drums and tip across the river and fill them up from somebody's tap. That will fill enough jugs to keep your customers happy and it will take 10 minutes. Other possibility. Charge your customers 100% profit on the bottled water rather than the 500% or more profit you are making on the bottles. Look after your customers.
This one certainly will not be returning.

  • Visited May 2014
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County Roscommon, Ireland
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very Good Food Excellent Service”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

The service and food are better than most in the region. The food is home made and the soups are excellent.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank SEAN L
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Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great lunch”
Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

Stopped for lunch here on road trip, had stew missus had the burger! Absolutely fab! Full as a bingo bus on a Thursday night!

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Thank shanleyp
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Not as good as people say”
Reviewed 7 February 2014 via mobile

After hearing so many good things about this restraunt.we went for dinner on sunday evening.
There was no privicy there was tables in every little space..food was just ok nothing to write home about..staff were very friendly but were ran off their feet..
I wouldnt be in a hurry back to it..

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Roscommon, Ireland
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Yummy Food :)”
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Keenan's is probably the best kept secret in Co Roscommon. It is just outside Longford on the Westport Road (N5) and placed right on the Shannon. The warm welcome by staff and the fast service is a huge bonus for the weary traveller. The food is beautifully cooked and the portions more than generous. Be sure to leave some room for desert.
One small downside id the parking is scary! There is usually something in front of the restaurant but it is at a steep angle and when backing out you're straight into main stream traffic. Try along the Shannon or just in to the left of the police station.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank LadyCrofton
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