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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 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

4  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
Reviewed March 5, 2018

I had pre booked a table for six of us girls for 7.30 pm on a Saturday night in February as we where staying over night in Adare . When we arrived Sabrina had out table reserved which was a high table close to the...More

1  Thank Benmadigan
Reviewed February 8, 2018

Went there for a good pint, we were not disappointed, service with a smile, comfortable and warm. Just what the doctor ordered.

Thank Alantheblowin
Reviewed December 12, 2017

We are visiting this pub often. It´s beautiful and cozy pub with good service and tasty beer. At friday and saturday you can hear there live music or some DJ.

Thank Tomáš T
Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

We came here for a couple of drinks after dinner, and being a Tuesday, for the traditional music. From the street front just looks like another bar but upon entry you find a modern, spacious, comfortable and convivial environment. There is plenty of comfortable seating,...More

Thank bobjanh
Reviewed October 27, 2017

Stopped here for a quiet drink with hubby. We were drawn in by the cosy interior and the most beautiful coal fire. Our host was attentive and prompt with our order. Liked the old photographs of Adare in days gone by.

Thank itchyfeet2014
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Very traditional pub , including the old timers hanging around lol, this place had the best fish and chips that I had on my whole trip

Thank chinamanjw
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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$11 - 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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