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Gibbons' Pillar House Bar & Restaurant

Society Street, Ballinasloe, Ireland
+353 90 964 3939
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (15 reviews)
“brie” (2 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
Society Street, Ballinasloe, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Four of us stayed in the Pillar House for a weekend there.. well there was a good few pints took on the Friday evening and the craic was good. We got up and got the breakfast which was a good feed I must say I...More

Thank SkipPortaferry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked into this place by accident and we were so glad we did. Immediately we were met with friendly faces and offered suggestions of what to eat when we couldn't decide. I can't say enough good things about this place. It had a homely feel,...More

1  Thank Fiona S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got a disgusting meal yesterday. It smelled horrible and it was frozen cold. This is a horrible place to eat in.More

Thank JamesPiero2123
PillarHouse, Manager at Gibbons' Pillar House Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there James Piero, Following your very disappointing review I have spoken with each member of staff who was on duty on 20th May and there was no complaints from anyone with regard to food or service. If I personally, had a problem with a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We called here tonight and we were not disappointed. Traditional music in the bar was fantastic. We then dined here and from service to food we could find no fault. Will defiantly be back & would highly recommend a visitMore

Thank Maria K
PillarHouse, Manager at Gibbons' Pillar House Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

HI Mrs, Many thanks for your great review and taking the time time to post it. Our weekly Trad Music session on Sunday evenings is always a hit with visitors and locals alike and it's a lovely evening to enjoy good food and music. I...More

Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

We detoured from the main highway just to eat at The Pillar House because of the Trip Advisor reviews. It was certainly worth it! Chicken stuffed with spinach and a side of delicious vegetables. For dessert the lemon cake with vanilla ice cream. A wonderful...More

Thank Sandra R
PillarHouse, Manager at Gibbons' Pillar House Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sandra, Many thanks for your very kind words and delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We are very lucky to attract so many passing travellers who like you have read positive reviews. I'm sure your stay in Ireland had many...More

Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

We had dinner here one night and it was fabulous! Loved the atmosphere, very quaint!The service was wonderful, but we found that to be the case ever where we went in Ballanisloe. Definitely a good choice for a romantic dinner.More

Thank Joe J
PillarHouse, Manager at Gibbons' Pillar House Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Joe, Many thanks for your very kind words and positive review. I will be delighted to pass on your comments to the staff, we are very lucky to have such a great team working in The Pillar House and we are always grateful when...More

Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

Great food here , also stayed in the bnb for a few days , it was great value for money , I would visit again

1  Thank Kevin M
PillarHouse, Manager at Gibbons' Pillar House Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Kevin, Many thanks for your review, glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Best regards Kathryn Gibbons

Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in here with my partner for a bite of lunch while walking round the town. Small quaint pub/restaurant with an open fire and very nice staff. We had a toasted sandwich,chicken salad,a latte made on coconut milk and a couple of very well pulled...More

Thank Alan F
PillarHouse, Manager at Gibbons' Pillar House Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Alan, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review following your visit to The Pillar House and we're delighted that you enjoyed the experience. A warm fire on a cold February afternoon is always a welcome attraction. Jess has already seen your...More

Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

Quiet unassuming spot, but excellent food. Sitting beside a welcome roaring fire, on a very cold icey night, 8 of us had an amazing meal. Everyone thoroughly delighted with quality of food and service. So much so, we went back the next night with even...More

Thank eadaoin77
PillarHouse, Manager at Gibbons' Pillar House Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Eadaoin, Many thanks for your lovely review of The Pillar House and for taking the time to post. It's always a pleasure to welcome people for the first time and also repeat customers - both of which you were it appears ! Many thanks...More

Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

Food and drinks were excellent and Anthony was a gem! We had beef and mushroom stew as well as fresh caught cod. Both were delicious. Thank you!More

Thank Darlene G
PillarHouse, Manager at Gibbons' Pillar House Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Darlene, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to The Pillar House and delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us. It is our pleasure to "thank you" for your valued custom and hope that maybe you will come back to...More

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Breezer69
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Response from Sandra R | Reviewed this property |
We drove around the block and parked in the hotel parking lot
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Karlk86
April 8, 2016|
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Response from Margaret C | Reviewed this property |
There is on street parking, also a car park approx 500 yards away from the building
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Society Street, Ballinasloe, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Ballinasloe
  • Phone Number: +353 90 964 3939
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Description
The Pillar House offers a comfortable atmosphere with first class food and drink served by friendly staffWe pride ourselves on providing delicious homemade wholesome cooking with a range to suit every taste & pocket!There is live entertainment every weekend and our page is updated each week with our upcoming performers.We have a very special Traditional Music Session on a Sunday Evening at 6pm. The session is led by Roscommon men John Wynne on Flute and Frank Kelly on Piano Accordion and are also regularly joined by Patsy Hanley on Flute.As well as a full Bar & Restaurant there are also 15 En-suite Rooms, including family rooms are
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