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“the real mccoy”
Review of Holywood Maypole

Holywood Maypole
Ranked #5 of 9 things to do in Holywood
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Holywood, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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“the real mccoy”
Reviewed 12 December 2013

Too many places use the term pub too loosely, this is one of the last remaining old school pubs in the north of ireland. Dont expect glamour and glitter just expect good craic good service and good company and your in for a good time.

Visited November 2013
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English first
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Decrepit customers?”
Reviewed 21 October 2013

Think Dylan misses the point. It is the weary and tired look that is the Maypole's attraction! No artificial atmoshere creating brass and velvet, no subdued lighting just good folk enjoying the company of other good folk- any harm in that? Dylan definitely out of step with other reviews. Called in on Friday night. Usual great chat and a couple of superb pints of Guinness. Dylan perhaps you meant 'allowed' rather than 'aloud'?

Visited October 2013
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northern ireland
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26 reviews
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“Old and boring needs brought out of the dark ages”
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Went to this bar on a Tuesday teatime on way back to ards from belfast - decrepid interior and some decrepid customers - 3-50 a pint and yes you are served at your table but for that price you pay you would expect a beer mat thrown in- was told did I buy the crisps in bar on my table - I said no and was told you are not aloud - very strange but then again they are flogging the same crisps behind bar for 0.80 pence - overrated bar badly needs to get rid of the ancient furniture- superb Guinness by the pint - sadly the last for me in this dingy bar

Visited October 2013
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41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Nice to be served at your table”
Reviewed 2 September 2013

A well run bar, serving top class Guinness. The staff are always up for a bit of banter, which is nice.

It's brilliant to be served at your table, rather than having to go to the bar. The table service goes all the way to closing time.

At the weekends the craic here is mighty. Plenty of friendly faces to be seen...

Visited May 2013
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belfast northern ireland
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44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Great on Mayday”
Reviewed 7 August 2013

It os said that Holywood's Maypole is the only one in Ireland. It is the focus of events during the annual May Day festival. The Maypole Bar beside it is recommended for a pint and a few shorts. And Wine and Co on the opposite side of the road is good for lunch and dinner or a few cocktails if that's your preference.

Visited May 2013
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