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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 October 12, 2012

this bar/restuarant is a hide away, food is excellent, soup is always lovely here, great if u have kids as pool table to keep them busy while waiting on food, great range of food on menu, the staff are so nice , all locals which...More

Thank 119charlie
Reviewed October 11, 2012

Always a good atmosphere, fun and friendly staff and patrons...I am one of those patrons obviously.....!

Thank Rosiechurch
Reviewed September 19, 2012

average pub grub and average pub service. food was average....get the beef stew if you really need to fill up. stay away from the fish and chips very odd flavor to the batter. average service ...seems this is the norm for most pubs.

Thank atomhrtmom
Reviewed September 17, 2012

We stopped in for a drink here and wandered into their backyard outside area. Very nice for a drink outside if weather permits. Smoking permitted outside if this bothers you but there are plenty of tables to choose from. Great service, fun atmosphere. We did...More

Thank SATraveler_11
Reviewed September 12, 2012

Good music and craic, nice pint, varied menu. Has trad music in the evening and there was American football on television.

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Reviewed September 11, 2012

Twas serenaded we were with song and mirth. The beer was grand and the company even grander. Food stops at 9.

Thank ajwonk
Reviewed August 11, 2012

Called in on my way home from Kenmare. Great value food. Get a great meal from their cook Anna. Music there at the weekends, but unfortunately, no traditional Irish music, which is a pity,seeing that there are so many tourists in Adare. A pub well...More

Thank MarcusDun
Reviewed June 29, 2012

This is a fine pub with a decent beer garden outside. The pub itself is very clean and the staff are friendly. The food is good but the best part of our visit here was the Guinness. I have been a Guinness drinker for over...More

Thank Frank H
Reviewed June 23, 2012

Music. Mostly American Country Western with some pop. Not Irish music. Fun time with the locals.

Thank Cathy S
Reviewed June 11, 2012

Our family had a lot of fun at Bill Chawke's. The manager (Al) and the owner (Charlie) are two of the most personable guys you'll meet. The bar is clean with good food at a great value. We liked the bar and especially the people...More

Thank bobpioneer
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Questions & Answers
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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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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