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The Shelbourne Bar

17 MacCurtain Street, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 450 9615
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Awesome Pub

very nice atmosphere, i directly liked the pub when i came in. Great choice of bee, cider and... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Manuel496
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Hannover, Germany
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Worth a trip

We were served promptly by very helpful staff. There was an excellent range of drinks, sport on the... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
JennyB1984
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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The Shelbourne Bar is a sophisticated Irish pub in Cork City with an authentic traditional atmosphere. Nestled in the heart of The Victorian Quarter of Cork City since 1895, it is renowned for its welcoming and knowledgeable staff, great service and extensive Irish whiskey offering of over 200 bottlings – the largest and best collection in Cork! We won the gold medal at the Irish whiskey awards for the best Irish whiskey bar in Munster and would be delighted to share our knowledge with you.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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17 MacCurtain Street, Cork, Ireland
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+353 21 450 9615
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

very nice atmosphere, i directly liked the pub when i came in. Great choice of bee, cider and whiskey. Frienfly and very professional staff! Great choice music good songs, but also the right volume not too loud but hearable...

1  Thank Manuel496
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. we are delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Shelbourne bar Cork. Regards Philip

Reviewed 15 August 2017

We were served promptly by very helpful staff. There was an excellent range of drinks, sport on the tv. Only wish we could have stayed longer!

1  Thank JennyB1984
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi There Thank you for reviewing us so kindly. We really appreciate it. Regards Philip

Reviewed 2 August 2017

I've visited this bar multiple times over the past 2 years and their whiskey options are amazing. Perfect to try some of the more expensive whiskies without buying the whole bottle! Staff is great as well - Steve is wonderful and knowledgeable!

Thank kaileebess
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you for the great review. I will pass on your kind words to Steven. Kind regards Philip

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Had a late breakfast/ early lunch, ordered sandwiches with salad and wedges. Very generous portions, plenty flavour and great value. Definitely would go again

Thank A C
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Hi There delighted you enjoyed your brunch and thank you for taking the time to write a review. Regards Philip

Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely bar, 5 minutes walk from Cork city centre. Plenty of choice of local craft beers and also has a range of over 100 whiskeys with a full menu description for all. Has a taster menu of the month for whiskies. Bar...More

Thank WaterfordTrooper
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Hi Thank you for the positive review. we are delighted you liked the Shelbourne and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Regards Philip

Reviewed 1 July 2017

my wife and I had a great lunch here on our way back to the train station. it has a great irish pub atmosphere and our lunch big and delicious! our cruise ship docked in cobh and we rode the train 30 min. to cork....More

Thank tj_allman100
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Hi Thank you for stopping in the Shelbourne and leaving us a positive review, we really appreciate it. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. Regards Philip

Reviewed 6 June 2017

This was our first visit to Cork and we were staying across the street from the Shelbourne Bar. We stopped in for a quick drink before dinner and wound up staying for a few hours. The whiskey selection is amazing - something for every budget....More

1  Thank travelgenie650
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Hi there Thank you for the great review, we are delighted you enjoyed our Irish Whiskey collection, we put a lot of time and effort into it so it means a lot when we get such great reviews. Regards Philip

Reviewed 26 May 2017

Wonderful staff, great atmosphere and food. So friendly and helpful to travelers. We were there at noon, tired and starved, and found hospitality in the extreme. Would recommend to all, at any time.

Thank larrybaugh
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Hi Delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Shelbourne , it's the simple things that makes holidays special , I will pass on your positive comments to the team. Regards Philip

Reviewed 12 May 2017

A solo business traveller to Cork staying almost next door at the Metropole looking for somewhere to spend the evening, spotted the sign outside offering 150+ Irish Whiskeys. They offer an easy way to start with one of their "Whiskey Platters", ranging from budget (they...More

Thank whiskyatdukidotcom
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

Hi there Thank you for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate it. We are delighted you enjoyed our great Irish whiskey collection. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Regards Philip

Reviewed 3 May 2017

We were going for dinner nearby so decided to have a drink here first. It has been recently renovated but it doesn't look really modern, which is a good thing. It's just so cosy with lots of lovely areas to sit and a roaring coal...More

Thank Beanie14
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Hi I am delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Shelbourne bar. We really appreciate the positive review. kind regards Philip

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