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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Cottage Bar

$$ - $$$
Pub
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
49 Upper Main Street, Letterkenny, Ireland
+353 74 912 1338
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 34: English reviews
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this bar is located on main street letterkenny in the heart of the town with the inside ambience of an old traditional country pub with an open fire and staff who know what their at.

Helpful?
Thank León Ó
Level Contributor
36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Smller than expected but packed a atmospheric punch and served a great cold beer! Oh and saw my granny's teacups!

Helpful?
Thank antonmeiring
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

This was a great cosy bar with music been played . Loved atmosphere. I had a really great time there .

Helpful?
1 Thank Niina01
Letterkenny, Ireland
Level Contributor
64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

when I first came to Letterkenny as a student in 1979 this was our watering hole of choice, now if i'm back in Leterrkenny I still go there and the students are still there but so are some of the people who were students in my day, Patricia still behind the bar too, sure you couldn't beat it !

Helpful?
1 Thank dylanman58
Letterkenny, Ireland
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Well run pub with very great quality pints and comfortable seating. The bar and lounge areas are always clean and well heated. Toilets are usually immaculately clean.

Helpful?
Thank daniel887
Craigavon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Visited on 13th December. Such a lovely wee bar. Cosy warm fire. The barman was extremely pleasant. will definitely visit again when in Letterkenny

Helpful?
Thank 18kaz18
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

here with my son whilst on short break. Dropped in a few times as bar in our hotel was closed. Enjoyed the hospitality.

Helpful?
Thank Colin D
Bawnboy, Ireland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I spent Sunday afternoon and evening in the Cottage. Great Music, I met the King of Tory Island and had some quality beers in a cosey athmosphere.

Helpful?
Thank Jim R
Letterkenny, Ireland
Level Contributor
21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Located on Letterkennys Main Street this is a gem. If you are looking for a traditional pub this is it. With a big open fire in the lounge and nick nacks hanging from every available space. A great bear garden/smoking area to the rear. With regulars of all ages there is always someone to have a bit of banter with.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ivan b
Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

There are lots of bars in Letterkenny but this is one of the best - great craic, and a locals bar as well. Lovely warn fire and the ceiling has to be seen to believe. Don tgo to letterkenny without a visit

Helpful?
Thank dolphinturtle

Travellers who viewed Cottage Bar also viewed

Letterkenny, County Donegal
 
Letterkenny, County Donegal
Letterkenny, County Donegal
 
Letterkenny, County Donegal
Letterkenny, County Donegal
 

Been to Cottage Bar? 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
    1 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Upper Main Street, Letterkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Letterkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 74 912 1338

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cottage Bar 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?