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“great for sports” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Barrel Oak, The Irish Pub

Barrel Oak, The Irish Pub
Ranked #4 of 116 Restaurants in Montreux
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$29
Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, After-hours, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: At Barrel Oak we strive to create a fresh, contemporary culinary experience in a historic Irish atmosphere. We offer you a wide variety of foods from Irish pub fayre to classic European platters. The bar boasts an extensive whiskey list, with a full range of imported and domestic beers, wine and liquors. We are the Premier Sports Bar with HDTV's, big screen and virtually every major satellite/cable package available, and ready to accommodate any sports request you have. The staffs here are so friendly, yet at your service to cater to all your needs. Hoping that this places gets into your favourite list for business lunches or for just having a drink with friends at the end of the day, or just a stress buster for your week-ends. We welcome you to come over for a drink or spend some time enjoying daily Irish delicacies, seafood specialties & our famous burgers with your friends and colleagues or just simply by yourself... After all "There are no strangers here only friends we have yet to meet..." Just waiting to "experience life". Your special occasion and we will ensure it's a memorable one for life... Come join us for the best Irish beer, fresh food, friendly service and a perfect seating located just across the waterfront, sitting in the heart of Montreux.
Southam, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“great for sports”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

We watched the Rugby whilst we their. They have lots of TVs so 4 games can be watched at a time! The staff where amazing so friendly. The food was also excellent and more importantly it was right next to our hotel.

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank wendy h
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Barrel O, Public Relations Manager at Barrel Oak, The Irish Pub, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Hi Wendy,

Thank you for writing to us on Trip Advisor and providing us with your valued feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in Montreux. Sports on HD TV are our forte, and we would like to know more of your experience here. Hence we would request you to provide us with any feedback you would have for us as we would like to make this place one of your favorite places, so that you can recommend it to others as well.

Regards,
Team Barrel Oak.
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Montreux, Switzerland
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Real bar in Montreux”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

Proper bar in Montreux: large selection of beers, good food, friendly staff, nice atmosphere and free of the pretentious clientelle ypu can find in this town. Recommended for a nice nite out

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Saul999 J
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Barrel O, Public Relations Manager at Barrel Oak, The Irish Pub, responded to this review, 9 January 2014
Hi Saul,

We are glad about your experience at Barrel-Oak, and thank you for recommending us. We will make our best to continue to give you the same experience every time you visit Barrel Oak.

Regards,
Team Barrel Oak
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Chalon-sur-Saone, France
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Could have almost flown to Ireland by time we got served”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

If you only want to drink beer, this place may be ok for you. However, if you plan on ordering food I cannot recommend it. My husband and I ate dinner here one night on our trip to Montreux and it was an unpleasant experience. First, the primary problem at this place was the time we had to wait for our food. We ordered simple dishes, a turkey sandwich and a lamb burger, but we had to wait about an hour from the time we ordered even though the pub was only about 1/3 full. We also had to go get our own menus because the waiters did not promptly hand them to us. The food itself was mediocre, but definitely should not have taken that long to prepare. Second, there was no soap in the men's restroom; we told the staff about the problem, and they failed to fix it. Lastly, the pub was bitterly cold -- to the point that I was jealous of my husband when the food finally did come because he had a side of hot french fries. I think the owners were trying to save money on utilities because there were also numerous light bulbs missing or out in the light fixtures.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tiffany T
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Barrel O, Public Relations Manager at Barrel Oak, The Irish Pub, responded to this review, 31 December 2013
Hi Tiffany,

First I would to thank you for the review on trip advisor and bring attention with few problems you encounter at our place, we are sorry for disappointment about the experience you had in Barrel Oak Pub, Montreux. I would to inform you that we are newly open this Pub and this is our first Christmas period to know the business which was more busy than expected. We know that there are no excuses about the timing of the food and service which customer deserve what they pay should get the same value in return. We sincerely apologised that you had bad experience in our Pub during your trip, we would like to inform you that we are no saving money on utilities bills but we had an issue with our Heater which finally have solved those issues and is up an running. About the light bulbs which are missing out will be fix as soon as holiday period is over because many shop are closed at this period of time.
I would like to offer you free dinner whenever you come to this pub again in your next trip to Montreux,any time in a rest of year to have a pleasant experience with us. We assure you will and by taking everything into consideration about this way we will able show that how we can do better in timing and service which you expect from a place you visit for dinner and have a lovely time with your Husband.

Regards,
Team Barrel Oak
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Montreux, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“at last a proper bar in Montreux”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

wow, what a place! great range of draught beers, great decor, friendly service makes you feel instantly at home! The menu is simple pub food but is tasty and well priced. Fireplace is great in the winter, with live music and sporting events, everything you could want form a nice local pub!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 922thomasM
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Barrel O, Public Relations Manager at Barrel Oak, The Irish Pub, responded to this review, 4 December 2013
Hi Thomas,

I am glad you loved the place. We will ensure to continue to remain your favorite place to hang out to make more memories.

Regards,
Team Barrel Oak
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Noville, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Barrel oak irish pub Montreux”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013

If you are looking for a place to have a good time with friends and share a good beer with them, then The barrel oak is a place for you. With they large variety of beer and whiskey everyone is going to have for his taste.

The barrel oak is also a nice place to have a good meal. Their selection of homemade burger and fish and chips menu are just amazing. The chef is also proposing each day of the month a different menu for attractive prices.

If you pass by Montreux, you shouldn't miss that friendly and nicely place.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ludovic R
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Barrel O, Public Relations Manager at Barrel Oak, The Irish Pub, responded to this review, 2 December 2013
Hi Ludovic,

We are glad we could make your visit memorable. We look forward to regular visits.

Regards,
Team Barrel Oak
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