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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, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Rathkeale Road, Adare, Ireland
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Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

Fabulous Thursday night music. This is the highlight of our day.....wonderful trad music, great pub, perfect evening. Highly recommend stopping by on a Thursday night!

2  Thank steffigreen
Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

Spent nearly three hours in this pub listening to true Irish traditional music. Talented musicians in a comfortable and relaxed setting.

4  Thank Deborah P
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

Our first pub in Adare coming from Dublin and it was so clean and welcoming. Great bar tender and nice folks. A coal fire place and window seating to watch the world go by. Fantastic sticky pudding. Big place so plenty of room but makes...More

3  Thank WendellB532
Reviewed November 22, 2016

We went there for lunch and I had the sea food chowder with Brown bread. It was excellent especially on a cold day.

1  Thank Gemma M
Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place! People are so friendly and we came during the time where there were not many tourists and it was cold so not many people were out and about but everyone was so friendly! Food was great and drink as well. By far our...More

2  Thank Julia H
Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

Had drinks and a late dinner here. The bar was full of locals with a classic Irish feel. Laughing and singing from them as the night went on. Warm and cozy near the fire. This place has a large outdoor area but not used at...More

1  Thank RogerChubin
Reviewed November 13, 2016

Brian the bartender was a great host. Made a few Boston guys feel right at home. They pour a good pint of Guinness and have a great lively atmosphere

1  Thank bradytgill
Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

I am glad there was traditional Irish music here the night we spent in Adare. We sat at the bar and had some great conversation with other Americans and some locals while we enjoyed our drinks. We got hungry and split a chicken and stuffing...More

1  Thank Bob H
Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in at Bill Chawke's Pub in Adare Was not disappointed. Had the pleasure of being waited upon by Brian, wonderful man, knowledgeable about the town, helpful and very friendly. ..food was amazing as was the drink and the atmosphere- a definite pub to visit

1  Thank Natalie S
Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic afternoon with great food and drink. Bryan the bartender was extremely knowledgeable about the Adare area, irish whiskey and traditional irish pubs.

1  Thank Extraordinary65932
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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$24
Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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