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The Drift Inn

Railway Road, Buncrana 0000, Ireland
+353 74 936 1999
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Funeral gathering

Terrible so dirty and staff very rude we went into the restaurant part if the place and one of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
shudes2016
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Good food

As Buncrana town is strangely bereft of any pub that actually does food if you want pub grub while... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BanzaiClepton
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Dublin
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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Hours Today: 12:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
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Railway Road, Buncrana 0000, Ireland
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+353 74 936 1999
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terrible so dirty and staff very rude we went into the restaurant part if the place and one of the staff told us to get out your funeral gathering is out there in the bar

Thank shudes2016
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As Buncrana town is strangely bereft of any pub that actually does food if you want pub grub while staying in Buncrana, then the Drift inn is your best bet. A bit of a walk from the main street - it is connected to Buncrana...More

Thank BanzaiClepton
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Reviewed June 15, 2018

We only stopped in for a few beverages and wish we could've had dinner, but the kitchen was not open. It was a very warm day so we sat outside in the beer garden which was very accommodating and a lot of fun. The bar...More

Thank Betty K
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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

This was recommended by my friends that live in the area. The atmosphere was friendly and welcoming the service was helpful and warm. We sat near the bar listening to traditional Irish music while my friends little two year old danced. I had the best...More

1  Thank StokeyTravels
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Reviewed March 1, 2018

We called into the Drift inn for a meal whilst staying in Buncrana and had no expectations. The interior was very homely and warm with the open fires made for a warm welcome on a very cold night. The food and the service was excellent...More

Thank lesswift
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Reviewed January 20, 2018

Frank the owner gave us a great welcome to his lovely Inn. I had to tell my support team about the beautiful food they missed. It was so tasty, and I like my food, so why not enjoy it. It is such a quaint place...More

Thank maryhickey2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

Long established pub/resteraunt on the outskirts of Buncrana, was originally a station on the Derry - Buncrana railway. Popularity with both locals and visitors ensure that Guinness is at it’s best. Service and quality of food is good from cheerful, friendly staff. Displays of many...More

Thank C7425LRdavidf
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Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

This is the spot to unwrap yourself in front of a great log fire away from the cold wind and hail of Inishowen. Amidst the old fishing nets and maritime lamps and other regalia, you could be forgiven for thinking you'd been stolen away on...More

Thank GeorgieEtAl
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Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Quaint little pub with great atmosphere. Music at weekends. Restaurant that we will visit sometime. Originally a train station. Quiet on this occasion as it was early evening on a Monday.

Thank CHAPELS1
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Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

Delicious, hearty and plentiful Sunday lunch to be had in the Drift Inn. It had been a few years since I'd eaten here but I don't remember it being THIS good. The food was incredible. The roast beef was thickly sliced and fell apart at...More

Thank Rollupandshine
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