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The Skeff

) #80 of 362 Restaurants in Galway $$ - $$$ Irish, , European
Skeffington Arms Hotel 28 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 173
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“soup” (12 reviews)
“steak” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Skeffington Arms Hotel 28 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 537 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited this pub on both of our visits to Galway but this was the first time we have eaten. Food was the usual pub grub but very nice. Staff were excellent and there was a nice atmosphere. This is a big place but has plenty...More

Thank Derek F
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Derek F, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. I was delighted to read that you had an enjoyable time with us and I will make sure to pass...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful bars I have ever been into. The woodwork is amazing and the furnishings also we're wonderful. They have 5 fully stocked bars and the music was awesome. Wait staff was very courteous with several different people checking on...More

Thank andylunsford
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear andylunsford, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. I was delighted to read that you had an enjoyable time with us and I will make sure to pass your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Skeff is in need of a make over, it's old and dark and cold when not packed with drinkers. The bar staff were friendly and prompt. Food was good, steak sandwiches, fish and chips, cottage pie. Didn't hang around too long after finishing our...More

Thank Stephen F
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Stephen F, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. 2017 was a year of renovations and make over for The Skeff both internally and externally - I was disappointed...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

€18 for two glasses of white wine ?!! Enjoy.... if you're silly enough to go there with those prices. We won't be back.More

Thank navanlad
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear navanlad, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. Apologies that you found us expensive for a glass of wine but we have three types of wine available: small for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was in the skeff today 10/6, i met up with my husband and my daughter who was 4. The service we got was A+. The bartender who was on with a northern accent (didnt get his name) was more than welcoming. He even went...More

Thank Catriona781
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Catriona781, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. It was great to read that you and your daughter had such a lovely time with us and I will make...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good atmosphere with a lively crowd. Good beer choices, including a tequila beer. Staff is so-so compared to other places.More

Thank Frank S
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Frank S, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. It was great to read that you enjoyed our wide range of beer choices and our lively atmosphere. I would...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just don't go for the Fajitas!! Chicken & Veg in Curry sauce it should be called. The chief needs to understand that sour cream is not cream that's gone off! Worst I've ever seen or been served in my life!. Yellow in colour and as...More

1  Thank BrianODublin
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear BrainODublin, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen and apologies that your experience was not a positive one. If you have a moment could you contact me on ashling@theskeff.ie...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A busy place with friendly staff, we were amazed how big the place was. My wife had the battered fish with a glass of wine and had the house burger with a pint the service was great as well as the food. John & AnneMore

Thank John N
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear John N, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. It was great to read that both yourself and Anne had an enjoyable time with us and we look forward...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Agreat restaurant centrally located in the heart of the city serving delicous Irish food and serving fantastic drinks!More

Thank Janet K
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Janet K, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. It was great to read that you not only got to experience our food but that you got to try...More

Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Came in starving came out fully satisfied. Service was excellent. Got the mushroom and leek penne and garlic bread, was the best garlic bread ive had in forever! Great place for music and foodMore

Thank gwickes5
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear gwickes5, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. It was great to read that you had such a good time with us and that you didn't leave us hungry!...More

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Jeff M
12 June 2017|
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Response from cadcon | Reviewed this property |
From my experience it's the bar tenders discretion , if they had some concerns over you , worried you were driving , etc , or who knows maybe the liquor inspector was right there , you never know
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Skeffington Arms Hotel 28 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 563 173
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Description
Uniquely designed busy bar in the heart of Galway city center serving wholesome, quality food. 6 bars under the one roof including a thriving whiskey bar and cocktail bar - sit back enjoy some delicious food and drinks whilst overlooking Eyre Square. The Skeff Bar & Kitchen really is Galway's meeting place.
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