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Main Street | The Square, Clifden, Ireland
+353 95 21330
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our American party of 8 was lucky enough to stumble upon this charming pub during our recent visit to Clifden! Pat was absolutely wonderful and took such good care of us with quick service, genuine hospitality, and lots of great local suggestions for our vacation (P.S. we LOVED sky road--thanks:] )! Our group had several orders of Fish and Chips... More 

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Thank riley s
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at E.J. Kings, responded to this review

Dear Riley S, Many thanks for taking time to leave such a kind review. It is always very rewarding and a pleasure to read reviews such as your own - I was especially pleased with your comments about our service. I will pass your review on to Pat, he will be delighted! If you are visiting Clifden again in the... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a stop for a lunch on our way to Sky Road with my boyfriend. I ordered cod with chips which was fantastic and a big portion as well and the fish was fresh. My boyfriend had panini sandwich which was delicious as well. We totally recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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Thank Angelika K
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at E.J. Kings, responded to this review

Dear Angelika K, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind review. I was very pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit to EJ Kings, it is a pleasure to get such positive feedback. Should you be in Clifden again, we would be delighted to welcome you back. Kind Regards, Evie Faulkner More 

Camden, Maine
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is okay basic fare. The service is a bit slow. But sitting outside enjoying a drink and people watching is great!

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Thank WanderWomanSince1998
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at E.J. Kings, responded to this review

Dear WanderWomanSince1998, Thank you for taking the time to review EJ Kings. I was happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. I have taken on board your comments, and will be sure to pass this on to the team. We would love to welcome you back in the future. Best, Evie Faulkner More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In last night with my boyfriend...Wasn't expecting much craic on a Monday in March in Clifden but how wrong was I?! Both staff Pat and Kiki (I think) were super warm and friendly! Gorgeous open plan bar, with plenty of space. Carey Gibson were a fantastic band playing ...there was serious craic with everyone in the bar. We only walked... More 

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Thank Dawn H
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at E.J. Kings, responded to this review

Dear Dawn H, Many thanks for your kind words. It is a joy to read reviews such as yours - it makes all we do here even more rewarding! I will be sure to pass on your comments both to Pat & Kiki as well as Carey Gibson. Should you be in Clifden again, we could of course love to... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The chowder was quite nice, the desert as well. The special, a roast duck was too dry and the sauce very bitter. Paid 30€ for 2 courses and a coffee. Very expensive for a ok meal. There are better paces to eat in Clifden.

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Thank Caroline C
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at E.J. Kings, responded to this review

Dear Caroline C, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of E.J. Kings. I was sincerely disappointed to hear about your experience with us. As you can see from our many other positive reviews, the standard of food that you received was not the standard on which we pride ourselves on. Regarding the price point - we... More 

Claregalway, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Great place and so welcoming. The offer of a 3 course meal (plus a drink in the bar) for €20 is really good. And I love the fact that kids can get some 1/2 adult portions. Oh and the music os great too. Highly recommend EJ Kings 😀😀😀

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Thank Marian C
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at E.J. Kings, responded to this review

Dear Marian C, Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review of EJ Kings. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed all avenues of what we had to offer. We would love to welcome you back to EJ Kings again Best, Evie Faulkner More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

This was our second visit to EJ Kings. We always stop in Clifden after visiting Kylemore Abbey. EJ Kings is a local hang out- which we prefer. We had two orders of fish and chips- a heaping plate of fish is delivered to your table with all the condiments. My daughter had the burger, which she devoured. There is outdoor... More 

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Thank Kathy S
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at E.J. Kings, responded to this review

Dear Kathy S, Many thanks for taking the time to review EJ Kings. I was delighted to read that you and your family enjoyed your visit with us, and was especially pleased with your comments about our staff. Should you be in Clifden again in the future, we would be delighted to welcome you back to EJ Kings. Best wishes,... More 

Limerick, Ireland
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

The most amazing food I have had in ages.. the €20 value three course meal upstairs was not only great value Burma's such a vast range of choice..then your given a free drink down stairs..wow..all the reviews are spot on this is the place to eat in Clifden

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Thank nightsawayinhotels
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at E.J. Kings, responded to this review

Dear Nightsawayinhotels, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review of EJ Kings. Reviews such as yours are always very rewarding to read! I was delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. Should you be in Clifden again, we would love to welcome you back. Kind Regards, Evie Faulkner More 

1 review
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

The evening was memorable delicious food, friendly attentive staff and amazing entertainment. Brilliant !

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Thank Abby M
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at E.J. Kings, responded to this review

Dear Abby M, Thank you for the kind words in your recent review of EJ Kings. It was a pleasure to read that you found enjoyment in all avenues of what we have to offer. We would love to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards, Evie Faulkner. More 

1 review
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Called into E.J kings for a lovely pint of Guinness while on a day trip around Clifden. Fantastic service. The staff were very polite. We enjoyed it so much that we ended up staying for food which was excellent. The bar manager Pat made us feel so welcome that one pint turned into 10!

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Thank Owen H
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at E.J. Kings, responded to this review

Dear Owen H, Thank you for the kind words in your recent review. I was delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us here in EJ Kings. Should you be in Clidfen again we would love to welcome you back. Best, Evie Faulkner. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | The Square, Clifden, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Clifden
  • Phone Number: +353 95 21330

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