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Toasties and Pints

This is what we were looking for...simple meal, in expensive and not at all pretentious. We stopped... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
The_Hailes
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Tampa, Florida
Perfect location, great hosts

I visited Syd Harkins' pub with friends for St. Patrick's weekend, 2018. There were 8 of us in... read more

Reviewed March 21, 2018
JennyM2829
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County Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is what we were looking for...simple meal, in expensive and not at all pretentious. We stopped in for a quick bite and had toasties and a pint. It fortified us for our afternoon.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Stop for a pint after visiting The Castle. Stayed most of the afternoon talking to locals and the bar keep. So friendly and good service. Will visit again on our return trip.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

I called in to this place on my own (a woman) initially while waiting for said man . I chose it as it's light, welcoming and wasn't full of men all taking up the bar. We stayed here for a few hours and very much...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night and weren’t very impressed. The host was really lovely and friendly and the pub itself was nice however our room was very basic and there was a lot of issues with the room itself. Everything in the room was...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank 366helenu
Reviewed May 11, 2018

It is for the atmosphere that you go to Harkins. The hurling photos on the wall are a good talking point and the occasional gig would be better if the people down the front would shut up talking. It was €11.40 for a Gunpowder Gin...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

An old-fashioned and authentic pub with a friendly larger-than-life owner and lots of locals and visitors sharing stories over a drink or two. There are rooms for rent upstairs, clean and basic, and very reasonable. (We had booked thru AirBNB).

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

I visited Syd Harkins' pub with friends for St. Patrick's weekend, 2018. There were 8 of us in total, with four rooms between us. The staff at Syd's couldn't have been more friendly or accommodating. It's the perfect location, right in the centre of Kilkenny...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

Pur first stop after getti g off the plane. Had a great bowl of him are soup and brown bread. Lunch menu had great offering if sandwiches.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

Called in while walking around Kilkenny a nice little bar it was pleasant to sit at the bar with a pint listening to the locals discussing their day

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

Great to find a busy bar without too much loud deafening music, that welcome families. It isn't the most modern pub in the world, but you are in medieval Kilkenny. They however do charge modern prices, but it is worth it for a good pint,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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