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“Everything an Irish pub should be”
Review of The Forge

The Forge
Ranked #2 of 12 Nightlife in Donegal Town
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Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

This is by far the best pub in town!! It oozes character and charm from the moment you open the old half door. Open fires, low ceiling, old world decor and great craic! You could spend all night in this place, excellent pints and you can have some great banter with the staff.

Thank kjoseph82
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Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

I have just been in the Forge bar in Donegal Town. A real old world bar oozing with character. So friendly and relaxing if you just looking for a pub where strangers actually talk to each other and enjoy a nice reasonably priced pint in beautiful old world surroundings. Guinness is great and at €4.50 a pint is reasonably priced. Highly recommend.

Thank John M
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Reviewed May 8, 2017

Visited most of the pubs in Donegal, some have advantages over others, the Forge in my opinion is the best for character, a lovely pub that is kinda quaint and everything you would hope an Irish pub would be. Was not open lunch times. Bar staff friendly, and a nice pint.

Thank richard w
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Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

Best Pub in Donegal. Full of character, ceol agus craic. Hard to leave. A place you will yearn to return to!

Thank xxflick
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Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic pub. Well worth a visit. You enter through a split stable door and the gorgeous smell of burning peat from the open fire welcomes you in.
The Guinness is delightful and we sat on stools under the sloping roof, listening to a girl singing away with her guitar. It amazes me how this full of character and delight can not have any bright lights, it's quite dimly lit with a few flickering red / orange lights yet this keeps a really cozy atmosphere.
A real gem across the river - only heard local accents and laughter as well which was a treat!!

Thank Ynys-Chickpea
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