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“Great place in Ballinamore!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Smyth's Bar

Smyth's Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Restaurant and Pub
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great place in Ballinamore!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

Very nice place, excellent food and service. Best Irish pub in Ballinamore! We'll be back for sure! High raccomanded

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Carlo Z
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CathySmyth_12, Owner at Smyth's Bar, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Dear Carlo Z. Thank you so much for reviewing us on Tripadvisor. We are so delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us here at Smyths and would be glad to see you back here in Ballinamore in the future. Hope you have an enjoyable summer.

Take care,
Cathy Smyth.
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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“good food at an affordable price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

Freshly made food, great tasting and good size portions with excellent service and reasonable value.
We would go back again when next in area. Plus we asked several local shops to recommend a good place to eat and they all said the same place.

Visited April 2014
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Thank PP29th
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CathySmyth_12, Owner at Smyth's Bar, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Dear bigpat29,

Thank you for taking the time to give us a lovely review here on Tripadvisor. We really do appreciate it when visitors take the time to give us a mention, it was also very nice to hear that we were recommended locally. If you're ever in the area again we'd be delighted to see you back.

Hope you have a lovely summer and with a bit of luck we'll have the weather we had last year.

Slan,
Cathy Smyth.
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Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Special dinner at Smyth's”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013

I was a guest at dinner at Smyth's in late Nov '13 and really enjoyed myself, great atmosphere, great food and really reasonable prices. Service on both bar and restaurant was prompt and efficient without being rushed. And their pint of Guinness will not be bettered anywhere, like new milk. There was no rush home from any of our group after dinner although we were from a widely spread geographical area. It was early hours next morning before anybody left. And there was nobody calling "time". Both bar and restaurant are decorated with pictures of time past and one could easily spend a few hours taking them in. I was also told that there is a story behind many of them which Keiran is willing to share in quieter moments.Definitely a reason for another visit.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Andrew D
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CathySmyth_12, Owner at Smyth's Bar, responded to this review, 3 January 2014
Dear Andrew,

Thank you for reviewing us here on Tripadvisor. We're delighted that you enjoyed the party as well as the food and pints. A lot of customers enjoy looking at the old photographs, particularly when they recognise faces from the past and Ciaran is always glad of the opportunity to share any information or stories of Ballinamore.

Happy New Year Andrew and please call in if you're ever passing through.

Ciaran and Cathy Smyth.
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“Smyth's Restaurant Ballinamore Co. Leitrim”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

We found Smyth's when we asked someone at the local grocery store for a recommendation of where to get a late morning cup of coffee and pastry. At Smyth's we were served a nice light breakfast even though we arrived just as the menu was changing to lunch. We noticed a collage of Van Morrison pictures on the wall which the owner took down for a better look and explained that his friend a local musician had played with Van in "The Monarchs". Since we were staying in nearby Drumshanbo we had an occasion to have dinner at Smyth's later in the week. We enjoyed that the staff was welcoming, the food was good and the atmosphere was superb.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Prayalways
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CathySmyth_12, Owner at Smyth's Bar, responded to this review, 3 January 2014
Dear prayalways,

Just a note to thank you for your lovely review of us here at Smyths and also for posting up the photograh. We're glad you enjoyed looking at the old pictures as do many of our visitors and that the food and service agreeable also.

We'd like to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy and peaceful New Year.

Thank you again,

Ciaran and Cathy Smyth.
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Gainesville, Florida
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Solid Fish and Chips and Pints, of course”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

Spent 3 days in Ballinamore and Smyth's was a part of all three! We were on a family tree search and told the bar keep and he inquired each day thereafter how it was going . . . and remembered what we were drinking after the first day. The fish and chips were excellent, the peat fire welcoming and Smyth's is on our list of favorite places. Just how a local pub should feel.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Costelr
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CathySmyth_12, Owner at Smyth's Bar, responded to this review, 3 January 2014
Dear Costeir,

Thank you so much for your great review of us here at Smyths. We're glad you felt welcome and at home here and hope you had success working on that family tree. We love to hear when visitors tracing their family are successful but understand that sometimes it can be very frustrating and difficult too.

We wish you and yours a very Happy New Year and if you're ever back here we will be delighted to hear from you.

Take care,
Ciaran and Cathy Smyth.
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