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The Roadside Tavern

Kincora Road | Co. Clare, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
+353 65 707 4084
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“smoked fish” (17 reviews)
“burger” (12 reviews)
“stew” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Kincora Road | Co. Clare, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner here on Sunday and it was perfect from start to finish. Greeted by Sean who seated us and took our drinks order. Food was amazing. Service was just great, it's the reason we keep going back. Thank you and we will be back

Thank claregal78
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely pit stop in a very empty village. We both had the best fish and chips simple but really really fresh. A few pints of Guinness which were the best we have tasted. Stop here if you are passing through you won't be disappointed

Thank barryderby
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Friendly place with great atmosphere, quality beer and great food. Live music and entertainment always of a high standard

Thank Mikki B
Reviewed 18 December 2017

I lived a couple hundred yards from The Roadside in late April-early May. Probably went there every afternoon-evening. The micro brewery, in-house. is a brilliant addition; not everyone can say... After sampling all three on my first afternoon there, I settled on Peters Black Beer...More

Thank johnshiel
Reviewed 16 November 2017

You'll instantly get a good vibe to this place once you step through the door. First impression is that this is a old world pub where a few old codgers would while away the hours supping pints. But it's more than that, much more. It...More

Thank Pdhannan
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I absolutely loved our evening here. We were offered on arrival a choice of tables near the musicians or else slightly away. As we are all great talkers we opted for the quieter spot, just right to enjoy the wonderful (most polished and very cheery...More

Thank Orla F
Reviewed 4 November 2017

What a fantastic pub! We stopped in here for what was supposed to be a swift half and ended up staying for an enjoyable few hours. We will be definitely be back if we are in the area.

Thank SwingKing1954
Reviewed 24 October 2017

My friends and I were hoping to grab lunch here. Unfortunately, kitchen wasn't open til 4. We grabbed a few pints though, and I have to say the red they brew was fantastic. Wasn't real busy while we were there, but had a real cool...More

Thank elcrawl
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We had a fabulous meal. The manager Catherine was a treat and her recommendations were spot on. To be honest Catherine and the tavern made our visit to Lisdoonvarna.

Thank rita l
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Keep in mind that our group of three were in Lisdoonvarna during the matchmaking festival! I mention this because we felt lucky to find a great pub amongst the madness. Food was excellent- they had some creative specials and we enjoyed the pints of home-...More

Thank Lucy P
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pauline m
7 September 2015|
Response from bigal908 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I cannot answer the question. I dined only in the establishment, and did not know that it was residential.
5 March 2015|
Response from kieran131 | Property representative |
We open on fri. Look forward to seeing u
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Irish, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kincora Road | Co. Clare, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  The Burren  >  Lisdoonvarna
  • Phone Number: +353 65 707 4084
  • E-mail
PUB OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND 10AM TILL LATE FOOD SERVED FROM MARCH UNTIL NOVEMBER 12-4 6-9 EVERYDAY Last orders 8.45 In spring 2011, Peter Curtin embarked on a new endeavour: He set up the Burren Brewery in the Roadside Tavern in Lisdoonvarna. The building, which in 1865 started off as a pub, then was expanded into a bakery, now also harbours a micro-brewery under its roof. At the same time it is an eatery and a renowned music venue for traditional and contemporary music. Peter realised very quickly how complicated and time-consuming it was to brew his own beer - it really is a labour of love. He enrolled the help of a Master Brewer, and the result can now be tasted in the Roadside Tavern: The Burren Gold is a delicious, characterful lager. The mainstream lagers available every-where just cannot compete with this one!The Burren Red with its great red colour is a spicy, slightly sweet ale which even features a hint of smoke. It seems to become the favourite among the punters at the Roadside! The Burren Black is a stout that does not have to fear the competition of a certain other black stuff. It is smooth and full-bodied, with a creamy crown of froth on top - and definitely alive inside! A heavenly drink.
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