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Bill Chawke's Bar

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
Rathkeale Road, Adare, Ireland
+353 61 396 160
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Rathkeale Road, Adare, Ireland
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Reviewed September 18, 2017

We visited the beautiful quaint town of Adare for a couple hours while passing through. We decided to grab a bite at Bill Chawke Bar. The bar dates back to 1846 but did not have the charm many historic pubs in Ireland have. The bartender...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Debra C
Reviewed September 17, 2017

We all met up here for the evening, most people drinking the "black" stuff but I found a great beer called Smithwicks!! We ate here too totally recommend their food. Great atmosphere in this bar, wish it was my local!!!!

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank mehereinthepool
Reviewed August 27, 2017

We stopped here on our way to Kerry and it did not disappoint. The staff were so friendly and food was tasty. They have a fab beer garden out the back that the kids were able to walk/play around in after the long car journey...More

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank Jennifer304
Reviewed August 20, 2017

Fresh tasty panini, great chips and salad and a pint of Guinness, very satisfactory lunch. And a cheery barman!

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank PeteLucy434
Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

One of the highlights of our trip. Great entertainment, wonderful staff and management. Good wings! The place is clean and updated, yet gives that old time feel, very well kept establishment.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank patricklI503PM
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Enjoyed locally caught seafood. Music was fun. Tried several beers, some dark and some light ale. All were wonderful. All "on tap".

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank MBandJohn
Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

Lovely place, friendly staff and good food right in the middle of Adare so easy to get to. The have live music and the stout is good. Thanks for a lovely holiday.

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank heep68
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!

Date of visit: July 2017
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.

Date of visit: June 2017
4  Thank Bellpine
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

Date of visit: March 2017
3  Thank WendellB532
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CASM59
June 14, 2018|
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Response from Vinpin77 | Reviewed this property |
I believe they do. I,m pretty sure I paid by card
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900MarkF
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.
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$23
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Monday
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Tuesday
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Wednesday
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Friday
10:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Saturday
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
Description
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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