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The Shelbourne Bar

17 MacCurtain Street, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 450 9615
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Great pub! Great staff! Great vibe!

We stayed at the Metropole just next door and ventured over yo the Shelbourne. Inviting, cozy... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
CTFireman
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Connecticut
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Fri night special

Come here on a Fri night as the bus stops outside the door - great athmosphere and usually a lower... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jean D
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Cork, Ireland
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The Shelbourne Bar is a sophisticated Irish pub in Cork City with an authentic traditional atmosphere. Nestled in the heart of The Victorian Quarter of Cork City since 1895, it is renowned for its welcoming and knowledgeable staff, great service and extensive Irish whiskey offering of over 200 bottlings – the largest and best collection in Cork! We won the gold medal at the Irish whiskey awards for the best Irish whiskey bar in Munster and would be delighted to share our knowledge with you.
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17 MacCurtain Street, Cork, Ireland
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+353 21 450 9615
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stayed at the Metropole just next door and ventured over yo the Shelbourne. Inviting, cozy feel. The owner came over within 5 minutes and introduced himself and struck up a lovely conversation. Great small pub feel but very spacious. Coming to Cork? Get to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Come here on a Fri night as the bus stops outside the door - great athmosphere and usually a lower price between 5 and 8 with a special at the Gin Bar served in the big glasses and a complimentary bite - what more could...More

2  Thank Jean D
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Delighted you enjoyed your friday night here in the Shelbourne. Looking forward to catching up again. Regards Philip

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i visited here early afternoon and there was plenty of activity, a mix of locals and tourists enjoying the food and drinks. as it was lunch time there was a bust trade in the food. the menu board showing a variety of sandwiches, wraps and...More

1  Thank John R
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review, we really appreciate it. Yes the snugs are proving very popular. Looking forward to meeting you again soon. Regards Philip

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to the Everyman Theatre (next door) to hear The Crash Ensemble - fantastic. Then a takeaway from The Fish Wife (just across the road), eaten al fresco at the Shelbourne along with very good Beamish Stout. Could there be a better recipe for a...More

Thank rcoughlan200
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there Thank you for the great review, yes we have a great relationship with our neighbours the Everyman Theatre and the Fish Wife. We hope to welcome you again soon. Regards Philip

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

very nice atmosphere, i directly liked the pub when i came in. Great choice of bee, cider and whiskey. Frienfly and very professional staff! Great choice music good songs, but also the right volume not too loud but hearable...

1  Thank Manuel496
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. we are delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Shelbourne bar Cork. Regards Philip

Reviewed 14 August 2017

We were served promptly by very helpful staff. There was an excellent range of drinks, sport on the tv. Only wish we could have stayed longer!

1  Thank JennyB1984
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Hi There Thank you for reviewing us so kindly. We really appreciate it. Regards Philip

Reviewed 1 August 2017

I've visited this bar multiple times over the past 2 years and their whiskey options are amazing. Perfect to try some of the more expensive whiskies without buying the whole bottle! Staff is great as well - Steve is wonderful and knowledgeable!

Thank kaileebess
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you for the great review. I will pass on your kind words to Steven. Kind regards Philip

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Had a late breakfast/ early lunch, ordered sandwiches with salad and wedges. Very generous portions, plenty flavour and great value. Definitely would go again

Thank A C
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Hi There delighted you enjoyed your brunch and thank you for taking the time to write a review. Regards Philip

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely bar, 5 minutes walk from Cork city centre. Plenty of choice of local craft beers and also has a range of over 100 whiskeys with a full menu description for all. Has a taster menu of the month for whiskies. Bar...More

Thank WaterfordTrooper
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Hi Thank you for the positive review. we are delighted you liked the Shelbourne and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Regards Philip

Reviewed 30 June 2017

my wife and I had a great lunch here on our way back to the train station. it has a great irish pub atmosphere and our lunch big and delicious! our cruise ship docked in cobh and we rode the train 30 min. to cork....More

Thank tj_allman100
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Hi Thank you for stopping in the Shelbourne and leaving us a positive review, we really appreciate it. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. Regards Philip

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