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Man O'War Traditional Irish Bar & Restaurant

Courtlough, Balbriggan, Ireland
+353 1 841 4052
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“monkfish” (4 reviews)
“corned beef” (4 reviews)
“clam chowder” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Courtlough, Balbriggan, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Man O'War pub is one of the most traditional pubs you could visit. It has a thached roof, old stone walls & has a history worth hearing. While it is in the heart of the country its only minutes drive from Skerries & Balrothery....More

Thank oreillymor
ManOWar1595, Public Relations Manager at Man O'War Traditional Irish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear oreillymor, Thank you kindly for your positive feedback! We are delighted to learn you enjoyed your time at Man O'War. We're glad you appreciate our traditional heritage and we hope to see you again soon! Looking forward to welcoming you again, Man O'War.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was zero degrees outside, the heating was off inside and the fire was hardly lighting. Then charged €16 for a piece of salmon smaller than a fish finger. Very disappointing.More

Thank SheehyTrip
ManOWar1595, Public Relations Manager at Man O'War Traditional Irish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear SheehyTrip, We are disappointed to learn you did not enjoy your time in our restaurant. If possible, we would love to hear your feedback in more detail as this allows us to improve our services for our customers. Could we kindly ask you to...More

Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

The only complaint I have is that the service was a bit choppy. Other than that, the food was on point and such an interesting building/ decoration. I'm looking forward to going back.More

Thank Kung-Fu_Kenny
ManOWar1595, Public Relations Manager at Man O'War Traditional Irish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Hello Hung-Fu Kenny, Thank you kindly for taking the time to leave a review. We are happy to learn you enjoyed your time at Man O'War. In relation to the service, please email us info@manowar.ie with more details if you can so we can improve...More

Reviewed 5 January 2018

We visited Man O' War in May 2017. Food was a little better than typical PubGrub, highly edible, but not particularly memorable. However, it was the history and atmosphere that we chose the restaurant for and in that regard, it was no disappointment. Man O'...More

Thank PJ C
ManOWar1595, Public Relations Manager at Man O'War Traditional Irish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Dear PJ C, thank you kindly for your wonderful review. Delighted to learn you enjoyed your time at Man O'War and thanks for choosing us as your stop off destination. Should you have any suggestions in relation to our cuisine, please do not hesitate to...More

Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

We were in the area and hearing of the restaurant decided to go, when you walk inside you get a fantastic feeling of rural Ireland. There was a great selection on the menu and we both went for the barnageeragh mussel & clam chowder with...More

Thank gerryandann
ManOWar1595, Public Relations Manager at Man O'War Traditional Irish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

Hello, Thank you so kindly for the lovely review, the chowder is a personal favourite of mine! Hope to see you again soon. Merry Christmas, Martin & the team.

Reviewed 10 December 2017

Martin has been in the restaurant business for a long time and it shows in the quality of the food. Proof is that this place is very popular even though it is somewhat remote. You won't go wrong eating here and get a sense of...More

Thank petermcnally7
ManOWar1595, Public Relations Manager at Man O'War Traditional Irish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Dear Peter, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We really appreciate that you took the time to give your feedback and delighted to hear you had a lovely experience. Until next time, looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Man O'War.

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous little pub with delicious traditional food, excellent for group tours, brought a group from Poland here and they loved it! We will all definitely be back! The monkfish - a must have!! Stunning.

Thank Signature S
ManOWar1595, Public Relations Manager at Man O'War Traditional Irish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Dear Signature, Thank you kindly for taking the time to leave a review, we are thrilled to learn you had a great time with your group! We hope you will book with us again soon! Best wishes, Man O'War.

Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Myself and my husband visited a few weekends ago for dinner, we live locally so we have been a few times before and always loved it, unfortunately this visit was very disappointing. The menu is great, nice dishes, plenty of variety for everyone which I...More

Thank Peepser
ManOWar1595, Public Relations Manager at Man O'War Traditional Irish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Dear Peepser, Thank you for taking the time to publish a review and please let me apologize from the start to you and your husband for the poor food and service you received. The points you have mentioned have been discussed here at the Man...More

Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Visited the man of war today. The food was lovely had steak sandwich and the missus had the chicken burger. They brought out my son's food first as he was Hungary great service and a lovely pub

Thank andrewbombercurley
ManOWar1595, Public Relations Manager at Man O'War Traditional Irish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Dear Andrew, thank you kindly for the positive review, we will send the feedback to our team and management, we appreciate you took the time to leave a review and happy to learn you enjoyed your meal! Thank you, Man O'War.

Reviewed 28 September 2017

My family and I went to the Man O'War Restaurant on the 23rd of September. We had a very warm welcome before we had even gotten through the door. Busy spot with a great atmosphere. The wheelchair accessibility was good, one of our party was...More

Thank lydia1keating
ManOWar1595, Public Relations Manager at Man O'War Traditional Irish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Dear Lydia, Thank you for your kind review. We were delighted you came to visit us and we welcome you to our restaurant again soon! You must see the fireplace in the winter, it is nice, warm and cosy! Looking forward to it! Will pass...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Courtlough, Balbriggan, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Balbriggan
  • Phone Number: +353 1 841 4052
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Description
Welcome to the Man O'War Bar and Restaurant, North County Dublin's most authentic Irish venue, established in 1595. With our thatched roof, whitewashed walls and superb traditional style bar, lounge & restaurant, our setting is a picture to behold. Set in the heart of Ireland's agricultural hub, our close proximity to the airport and motorway make us an ideal first stop or as a stop-off point for lunch or coffee and a scone on your excursions around the many castles, golf courses and excellent other amenities of interest in the Fingal region
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