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Bill Chawke's Bar

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
Rathkeale Road, Adare, Ireland
+353 61 396 160
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
Rathkeale Road, Adare, Ireland
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

Bill Chawke was our first pub to visit in Ireland. Great service and warm atmosphere. The mushroom soup was amazing! We returned that evening to enjoy traditional Irish music. The musicians were so accommodating and invited a patron with an amazing voice to join them...More

1  Thank RTLemur
Reviewed July 30, 2013

We stopped in for dinner on our way to Killarney. The food was good, the staff were friendly, and the atmosphere was very pleasant. They know how to treat hungry travelers. We recommend it.

1  Thank empressoftheuniverse
Reviewed July 24, 2013

We spent 2 nights at this pub and the atmosphere was great. We watched a Hurling match while there. Very exciting to see the locals get so vocal. Bartenders were excellent. They explained the rules of Hurling to us. Very helpful. Fun pub.

Thank Hopebriar
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Recently spent 9 days touring Ireland and stopped to visit the quaint town of Adare. We were a party of 6 and were looking for a pub to rest our legs and quench our thirsts. What a grand find we discovered by stepping into BILL...More

Thank opinion2468
Reviewed June 18, 2013

Lovely, lovely pub, full of great locals and tourists alike. Always someone to chat too anytime I was in here.

Thank Tipp10
Reviewed June 6, 2013

We recently held our Rehearsal dinner for our friends and family in Bill Chawkes and we had the time of our lives. Everybody had a great night and loved the BBQ, music and general atmosphere of Chawkes. I think this will be a trip that...More

Thank GaryJenkins82
Reviewed May 29, 2013

We went to dinner here 1 of our nights in Ireland, it was just ok. Ordered burgers that just were not great. The staff not attentive and not as friendly as the other pubs we went to. Would not put it on our list of...More

Thank Mldankese
Reviewed May 24, 2013

We had a wonderful time at Chawke's and a good Irish dinner. The Trad Music was superb. Just back from a visit there last week. Bounce between Chawke's and Aunty Lena's for Trad.

1  Thank Eddie L
Reviewed May 11, 2013

Reviewed this pub last year and commented on the lack of Irish traditional music.Glad to see this has now been rectified. We dropped in last Thursday night and there was really good Irish traditional music being played.There was a good mix of both locals and...More

Thank MarcDun
Reviewed April 27, 2013

As a group of four weary (but happy) travellers returning from a literary event in Newcastle West we reached Adare late afternoon on a Saturday and wanted something to eat. We had a quick look around and though not always enamoured of pub-grub we settled...More

Thank Gearoid O O
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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