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Bill Chawke's Bar

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
Rathkeale Road, Adare, Ireland
+353 61 396 160
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
Rathkeale Road, Adare, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great beer selection as well as fantastic classic Irish dishes. Met some friendly local folks and enjoyed the outdoor beer garden as well as the match in the bar. All in all a lively pub in quaint Adare!

1  Thank punkin40mom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Bill Chawke Pub in Adare, Ireland this June (2018). If you want to visit a pub with an authentic Irish feel, great food, drinks and music don’t miss this stop. We stopped there on Wednesday and were able to take in a...More

Thank chall6195
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty of beer choices and the atmosphere is fun. The people are friendly, mostly locals but make a visitor welcome. Nice mix of young and old. The music is a fine example of local talent that just enjoy entertaining. Worth a visit for a drink...More

1  Thank Airsucker
Reviewed June 4, 2018

A beautiful and atmospheric place to drink a pint in, with an antique looking bar and tables. A nice beer garden too. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Vinpin77
Reviewed May 4, 2018

We went here for a drink having been recommended this bar. My husband described his pint of Guinness as very poor. This is a bar to go to if you want to watch sport and don’t want to drink Guinness.

1  Thank susanwalsh
Reviewed May 2, 2018

Sabrina and Mary are wonderful bartenders. They made dinner reservations for us and have us advice on how to enjoy our stay. The food and drinks were great. We stayed for traditional music one evening which was fun. All in all a place to really...More

1  Thank mdaniels2
Reviewed April 29, 2018

A group of local musicians was playing. We all enjoyed listening to them. The local people in the bar were friendly.

Thank molly30087
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Friendly people, delicious fish and chips and ham pannini. Great service and excellent price. The Guinness was delicious and a great way to end the day. Be sure and visit their sister pub, Aunty Lena’s too for live Irish music.

Thank 384marybethj
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

A good pub with good food but had the misfortune of being served by an obnoxious barman - a young fella with short red hair. The lady who brought the food was really good. But unfortunately no tip given due to barman. Otherwise the rating...More

2  Thank Noel C
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

We had some great Irish beer and whiskey here. There was a band playing music impromptu when we arrived. Seemed very authentic and charming. I would definitely recommend it!

2  Thank Manda K
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June 14, 2018|
Response from Vinpin77 | Reviewed this property |
I believe they do. I,m pretty sure I paid by card
Mark F
December 11, 2017|
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Response from itchyfeet2014 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we were only passing through one afternoon. Maybe email the bar? They were very helpful. Good luck.
Joe H
July 11, 2017|
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Response from WendellB532 | Reviewed this property |
Please check with the actual pub. Each pub in town has music on a different evening.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$23
Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rathkeale Road, Adare, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Limerick  >  Adare
  • Phone Number: +353 61 396 160
  • E-mail
Established in 1846 Bill Chawke's Bar, located in the heart of Adare Village, Co. Limerick is a fine traditional bar with a great reputation for providing some of the best hospitality around. Our recently refurbished bar is an excellent place to watch our local Adare GAA heroes and all the other major sporting events live on our LCD High Definition TVs. Our live weekly traditional music sessions are famous and bring a wealth of musicians and music lovers through our doors. Our kitchen serves delicious traditional fare every day and customers keep coming back to us for a bite to eat or simply relax with a pint or glass of their favourite tipple. We have a truly superior beer garden which is the envy of every pub in the county; we just wish we could 'serve up' good weather for our customers to relax in it on those soft Irish summer days and not need one of our waterproof parasols. Our beer garden also has state of the art BBQ facilities and is a favourite with locals and visitors who like to dine and entertain al fresco whatever the occasion. Good quality service, delicious food and a friendly and welcoming atmosphere is what we are all about and we think we deliver, in spades! Awarded the Prestigious Licensing World Country Bar of the Year 2010!
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