We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The Brian Boru

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, British, Pub
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
48-49 Main Street, Cashel E25 W966, Ireland
+353 62 63381
10:30 - 21:00
Open now
All hours
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

176 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 138: English reviews
Level Contributor
40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended by a bartender from a pub that didn't serve food after 4pm, we came to The Brian. There are two set of doors, the left take you to a bar and sports section, the right to the restaurant. Everything is a little out of place, there's a fire place and it's a little scrapes, chipped furniture etc.... so we... More 

1 Thank Katarina R
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun place to eat, with very good entertainment. The menu was varied and the prices were reasonable, too.

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
172 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in to see the amateur theater group performing 'Ladies in Retirement'. They were well practiced, entertaining and friendly. The venue is comfotrable and has a great location. I recommend a performance!

Thank phoenixesrose
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped en route to Cork. Wouldn't eat here again. Very poor quality food. Waitress was lovely and most helpful but unfortunately this didn't make up for the very disappointing food.

Thank davidk098
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Food was really bad and we were unfortunate enough to get a bit annoying waiter. When my friend complained about his food the chef didn't come out and the waiter handled the complaint badly. Would not recommend

Thank Barbara F
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I choice the Brian Boru on our hosts suggestion. It was an excellent choice for traditional pub meal. It was my first experience with Irish vegetable soup. Puréed vegetables with a constancy of split pea, it was great. As good as the food was,it was the staff and their friendliness, that made the visit exceptional.

Thank Poppatoad
Level Contributor
73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We were clearly not locals - in fact, we screamed American tourists, but absolutely welcomed in the bar.

Thank Going_Somewhere_Else
Orillia, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Spent 3 nights in Cashel - 2 of which we ended up at this pub!! Great live music both nights and dancing too. I never had any food but I did drink a lot of cider lol. Mickey the bartender was a gem, what a lovely gentleman - we adored him.

Thank amethyst1979
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We went here for dinner and were given a nice table. We were waited upon in a timely fashion and then waited and waited for food. We asked the waitress for several things and she forgot three of them. The food was good but we wanted a very long time to be able to get the waitress to come back... More 

Thank Jennifer L
Level Contributor
26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

It was a treat to have such a good meal and be entertained by live traditional music. Even the French host-waiter was fun to watch as he charmed the customers, served food, and waltzed among the tables! And the Bailey's cheesecake was phenomenal!

Thank 497kenethb

Travellers who viewed The Brian Boru also viewed

Cashel, County Tipperary
Cashel, County Tipperary
Cashel, County Tipperary
Cashel, County Tipperary
Cashel, County Tipperary
Cashel, County Tipperary

Been to The Brian Boru? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$27
Irish, Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48-49 Main Street, Cashel E25 W966, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Tipperary  >  Cashel
  • Phone Number: +353 62 63381

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Brian Boru staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?