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“John's tour of Ireland”
Review of Walsh's Snug

Walsh's Snug
Ranked #1 of 27 Restaurants in Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish, Canadian
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Traveling from Toronto to Kingston my family and I stopped here for lunch following positive reviews on web. We received a warm, friendly welcome. Enjoyed great fish and chips, chicken wings and burgers. The place was decorated with all sorts of interesting memorabilia from Ireland. Unfortunately we were unable to stay for a music session which I believe are amazing. The cost was very good value and I would highly recommend it to other visitors.
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We joined The Snug's tour of Ireland May 10 to 20th 2018. This was one amazing vacation for us. John's knowledge of Ireland made the tour interesting. The places we stayed were terrific; the meals outstanding and the points of interest were chosen well. Great music, wonderful hosts, outstanding tour guide in John O'Donovan made it the trip of a lifetime. I would recommend going on any one of the Snug's tours. Fantastic!

Thank Frances T
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cadcon, Owner at Walsh's Snug, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

hello there frances t , im responding to you quicker than normal as most of the reveiws that mention the snugs trips to either scotland or ireland are being removed , i think tripadvisor is responding to critizism from other restaurants in the area who are complaining about reveiwers talking about the trips , the fact is the snug is not just a restaurant or a pub , we are a part of newcastle life , we do many unconventional things here at the snug and will continue to do so , regardless of what anyone says , cause thats what we are . our trips are as much a part of our restaurant as the food and the atmosphere , as you know we host several nights for each of our trips , food sampling , beer tasting , music etc , so all these reveiwers have eaten and partyed at the snug as well as being customers in their own right before and their reveiws are based on those nights as well as the trips. im delighted you enjoy the snug and loved the trip , i had a blast thats for sure and it was my pleasure to share and show off dear old ireland ...thanks so much frances

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Reviewed August 1, 2018

This was our first visit to the Snug, first off its a charming Irish Pub and the owner is delightful, I had the Curry and it was great and not overly curryied, the rest of the crowd had the Fish and Chips and loved them!! we will definatley go back again highly recommend it !!!

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Thank 54LIZZYG
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cadcon, Owner at Walsh's Snug, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

hi 54lizzyg , and thanks for the lovely reveiw and im glad you enjoyed your first visit at the snug , we see and meet new people every day which is one of the perks of my job , love showing people the snug and all it has to offer , hope to see you again , thanks john

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Reviewed July 22, 2018


My husband Rob and I enjoy going to the snug for a meal, it has authentic Irish atmosphere, the owner John Walsh is always there working hard and greeting everyone, after going a few times you feel like family. The food is delicious pub fare and with a varied menu you can try something new every week. Just this past year My husband and I were lucky enough to travel to Scotland with John Walsh from the snug arranged, by Mark Stephen travel. With Janet as a hostess. It was a fabulous tour, we stayed at some very lovely hotels including a Palace. We saw a dinner show, toured many castles, and enjoyed excellent food. We plan on attending a future tour of Ireland and know that it will be expertly planned and carried out. If you're planning On going to either Ireland or Scotland I would recommend you get in touch with John Walsh at the snug or Mark Stephens. Thanks John. Mark and Janet.
Anne and Rob Smith

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cadcon, Owner at Walsh's Snug, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

hi sharky thanks fo the great reveiw , delighted you love coming here and enjoy the atmosphere and the food , as for me i am never happier than when im working , love to host and try always to make people comfortable as possible , also delighted to have taken you on our snug scotish tour , which are as much a part of the snug expereience as the snug itself is . we enjoy pushing the limits at the snug and seeing what experience we can share next , be it food , atmosphere , music and story telling , and of late our unique tours to ireland and scotland ..more great things ahead , stayed tuned lol...thanks john

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Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

If you would like to pretend that you are in Ireland head over to the Snug for a pint and some fare. The food we enjoyed brought back wonderful memories and the atmosphere was perfect. The bangers, colcannon, the meat pies, and other Irish dishes were incredible. Even the non Irish food, wings and nachos, was perfect! What a great spot to enjoy a Sunday afternoon.

1  Thank Dan J
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cadcon, Owner at Walsh's Snug, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

hey dan thanks for the review and im delighted you enjoyed your visit and the food ... i have to tell you im sorry i missed you cause im from dear old dublin and im told ive an accent , kinda newphy as both my parents were from mayo , so ive a soft west of ireland mixxed with a more harsher dublin sound , we also have tara burke working here from co kildare with a a great accent and we also have a new fella anthony right off the boat from dublin also ...we must have all been off the day you were in ,lol, you better come back soon . slainte !...john

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Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

We stopped for a quick lunch and found the “Snug” to be small and quaint with lots of memorabilia throughout. The servers were prompt and friendly. Highly recommend the chicken mandarin wrap.

2  Thank Judy S
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cadcon, Owner at Walsh's Snug, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

hi judy thanks for dropping by and for taking the time to write a reveiw.im glad you enjoyed your visit and all our memorabila , which is all genuine and the story of each item i could relay at the drop of a hat , most of which came over with us from ireland when we moved...hope to see you again thanks ...john

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