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“You got to love the Irish!!!”

The White House Pub
Ranked #5 of 11 Nightlife in Kinsale
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

We were traveling through Ireland & were told by locals that we must see the town of Kinsale which they called the Irish Riviera. So we did & were we ever so happily surprised & elated to find this breathtaking, beautiful little seaside town. We ended up staying for 5 nights & taking day trips to the Ring of Kerry & other venues. The first pub we visited was the famous White House which was absolutely charming. The food was delicious (we had a wonderful stew) & the atmosphere terrific. As soon as a few of the old guys at the bar heard we were Americans, they were so gracious & bought us a round of drinks &, of course, we reciprocated. Ended up in there for some 4 hrs. & laughed the entire time. The Irish just make you feel so at home. A truly wonderful experience & Kinsale is gorgeous!!

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Reviewed 3 August 2012

We ventured into the White House, a popular pub, restaurant and hotel, for an evening meal, choosing from the €20 (two courses) or €25 (three course) meals. The food was well prepared and very flavoursome. In fact, so much so that we returned the following evening, too. The added bonus on the return visit was that half way through the meal some local musicians and singers arrived and performed Irish songs and music which was truly delightful. One of the 'locals' was invited to sing, which he did with gusto and feeling. All in all, for our last night in Co Cork it was truly enjoyable and just right!

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Reviewed 11 April 2012

We were passing thru and stopped at this pub to have a drink of beer and some good Irish food. What an absolutely fabulous find this place is. The food is outstanding and the staff/owners were the friendliest in all of Ireland. If we ever come back to Ireland, we would make a special trip to be able to enjoy this truly gem of a find.

Thank Dianne N
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Reviewed 22 March 2012

The White House is situated right in the centre of Kinsale. It has a lovely bar and excellent restaurant. You can also stay there. I haven't seen the rooms, but if the rest of the place is anything to go by, they should be very comfortable indeed. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is always warm and welcoming. Just the spot for a drink and a bit of dinner after a brisk walk on a chilly day! I would love to stay there some time, just to see the rooms and sample the breakfast. If you are visiting Kinsale or staying in the area, make sure you make a night (or afternoon) of it in The White House.

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Reviewed 20 October 2011

We were a little skeptical when we ordered, but we both had Cajun cod and found it was really tasty.

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