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Giltraps Pub

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$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub
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| Birr, Co. Offaly, Kinnitty R42R720, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We had a party here earlier this year (as a second day of our wedding). The pub is ideally suited for this. John, Julie and the team have many options available for food and music. We had a BBQ which was great quality and beautifully prepared - everyone really enjoyed it! We had a band playing music and when they... More 

1 Thank noeleenconroy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Loved the atmosphere, within a half an.hour I was made feel.welcome and introduced to everyone by the barman john,went there every.night ofny stay ,loved it

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We were glamping in Giltraps on Saturday night and we strolled over to the pub for the evening. The place quickly filled up and there was a great atmosphere and the music was brilliant. I'm surprised there wasn't people up dancing. It was a great night and we'll definitely be calling in again when we're staying on the glamping site... More 

1 Thank AoifeMillie
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Friends and I stumbled upon this pub after a journey through the mountains. Really cute place, with nice patrons, and a great barman (John)- a definite must stop! Felt like home :)

1 Thank Joy R
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Had a very warm welcome and lovely stay in one of the log cabins recently. Staff were very friendly and helpful, breakfast hamper delivered to the door in the morning was a great touch, much needed after wedding festivities the night before and well worth the minimal cost of EUR 7.50. I got a great welcome in the morning from... More 

Thank sean_mccormack18
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We loved the Orchard Thieves cider as well as the bacon fries lol!! Friendly and welcoming in a small busy pub!! John the owner was efficient and welcoming!! Neil was most impressed with Sky Sports being on!!!! Would recommend a wee visit!

Thank emmatwin2015
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Our family had a great experience and pleasant sleep in our Mongolian Yurt. The kids loved the experience and waking up early to fetch the eggs from the chicken coop was a highlight for them! Great location for a trip to do a little hill walking or visit to Lough Boora parklands, Birr castle or Tullamore. Breakfast served to the... More 

Thank JoeLees B
Killarney, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the glamping site at the back of the pub. I cannot recommend this place enough. The cabins offer a truly amazing and relaxing atmosphere with superb on site facilities. The pub is inviting and family run. John and the staff make u feel so welcome and gave us plenty of recommendations of things to do and where... More 

Thank peig76
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

As part of my glamping experience this pub was also part of the glamping business based across from the accommodation it was an warm Irish pub with a wide range of drinks available and the staff were also amazing also had a great atmosphere and has to be visited if staying in or passing through Kinnitty.

Thank locky911
Dublin, Ireland
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Nice pub. Friendly staff and locals. Large screen tv shows sports, though I'm sure they'd switch to put Fair City on if you asked. Lovely free sandwiches passed around both night we were there. Local brew Bobristle well worth a try.

Thank laner666

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Irish, Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Birr, Co. Offaly, Kinnitty R42R720, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Offaly  >  Kinnitty
  • Phone Number: 353579137076
Giltraps Pub in Kinnitty, County Offaly, Ireland, is a landmark building in the centre of the picturesque village at the foothills of the Slieve Bloom mountains in the Irish midlands. Dating back to the seventeenth century when it was originally a hotel, Giltraps Pub is now a family run operation managed by the Clendennen family. Whether you're looking for an open fire after a days hiking or walking in the Slieve Bloom Mountains, attending a wedding at Kinnitty Castle Hotel, want to have the 'craic' or chat about GAA with the locals or you're simply looking for the 'perfect' pint of Guinness, then Giltraps is one of the best pubs / bars in the area to chose from. Giltraps has been awarded a number of accolades including Black & White Scotch Whisky Heritage Pub of the Year, James Joyce Pub of the Year Award and the highest recognition (5 stars) in Pub Spy Review by the Sunday World newspaper. If you are looking for accommodation in Kinnitty, whether you are attending a wedding in the nearby Kinnitty Castle or looking to explore to picturesque countryside, we also have Giltraps Townhouse & Glamping Accommodation located adjacent to Giltraps Pub which offers a range of deluxe ensuite rooms and glamping accomodation to suit everybody's needs.

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