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Griffin's Bar

) #11 of 30 Restaurants in Clifden $$ - $$$ Irish, ,
Main Street, Clifden, Ireland
+353 95 21370
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“soup” (3 reviews)
“great music” (16 reviews)
“great pub” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
Main Street, Clifden, Ireland
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Reviews (244)
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1 - 10 of 213 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely traditional Irish interior. Very friendly host. Top class Guinness.Had a lovely hour staring at the decorated walls.

Thank bobmsmart
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a super night here for my sisters hen weekend. We had heard that groups are sometimes refused or thrown out for no reason, but we had no problems (and we're a lively group, though not messy). The dj played us literally everything we...More

1  Thank patsy_winters
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a brief encounter with Griffins, I looked up TripAdvisor to see if I'd just come on a bad day. Of the couple of hundred reviews, almost 30 were 'Terrible' so I read these reviews and every single one of them was accurate. The owner...More

6  Thank BWWWWW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group had a great time at Griffin's and I would recommend adding it to your todo list if you visit Clifden.

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had opportunity to visit Griffin's Bar on a couple of occasions while in Clifden. The atmosphere was welcoming and friendly and the music provided opportunity to dance and sing along. There's a lovely upstairs area that serves as a beer garden/smoking area that shouldn't...More

Thank Eileen915
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

what can i say. The best pub in clifden. Staff were so friendly and helpful. Drink was good and entertainment on every night. if you are in Clifden you have to go there

Thank Jowens_10
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Lots of great places to drink in Clifden but Griffins bar felt more of a local than something set up for tourists so a great atmosphere. Beer was great, boxing on a widescreen TV and a proper Irish music group on in the bar. There...More

1  Thank andy w
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The back bar showed a variety of sports: we wanted to watch rugby, but golf was on. The guys in the bar were very friendly and accommodating- and the Guinness was wonderful!

1  Thank Christine S
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Griffins distinguishes itself from an average Irish pub by presenting the best music in Clifden. As with most pubs the music may start up to 30 minutes later than advertised. The music is Irish folk and ballads. If you want Irish traditional (no singing) you...More

1  Thank Biltrish
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Griffin's is a great local pub in the center of Clifden that pours excellent Guinness and has traditional music most nights. We were there recently and saw a local group called the Slyne Heads who played traditional Irish music as well as taking requests. It's...More

1  Thank tacowolf
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Why are you so miserable have u small man syndrome
4 April 2017|
Response from welshboyo55 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you mr griffin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, Bar, Pub
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Clifden, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Clifden
  • Phone Number: +353 95 21370
  • E-mail
Traditional Old Style Bar . Great Irish / Rock / Disco Music all through the week and a real local gem
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