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Cookes Thatch Pub

2 Newcastle Road, Galway, Ireland
353 91 52174
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Outstanding job on thatched roof pity......

the owner didn't pay the man who did the work! This pub should be boycotted! The owner did not pay... read more

Reviewed 25 December 2015
Dundalk, Ireland
via mobile
Not great ...

Not a good pub by any stretch , slow uninterested service , wouldn't go back there . And some... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2015
Killarney, Ireland
via mobile
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Cookes Thatch Bar is one of Galway's oldest pubs. We are located in the West end of Galway City a 5 minute walk from the centre of the City. Cookes has been welcoming customers through its doors for hundreds of years.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible33%
25 Dec 2015
“Outstanding job on thatched roof pity......”
21 Dec 2015
“Not great ...”
2 Newcastle Road, Galway, Ireland
353 91 52174
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Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

the owner didn't pay the man who did the work! This pub should be boycotted! The owner did not pay an honourable workman & artisan who spent many hours creating a fantastic piece of traditional craft. To leave a family without monies due at this...More

5  Thank gazlough
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

Not a good pub by any stretch , slow uninterested service , wouldn't go back there . And some locals there were telling us that the owner owes a local man over 10 grand for the thatching of the roof ?

16  Thank SpanishJohnny9
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

I dropped into this pub, i see it has been re thatched, and a good job too. However i also discovered that the man who did the work has not been paid. For that reason , when back in Galway, i will not be going...More

20  Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

Met a fellow walking with a board outside the pub. He was trying to highlight that while the pub was open the owner was refusing to pay for worked carried out on the thatch roof of the bar. An amount reaching into the 10's of...More

23  Thank Ciaran R
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

Poor service, nice thatch. Shame they scammed an honest thatcher for it! Would have been a nicer place to visit if it hadn't been for the the fact the guy laughs about it to his customers

36  Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

Went into pub around 930pm: It was quiet at first then was packed within the hour; after the races finished. There was many barmen on, to cope with the crowds. The barstaff were fine, but could come across friendlier. We had a couple of drinks,...More

1  Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 14 July 2015

We stayed 3 nights at Desota B&B which is across the road 50 yards down. I have never been in a pub where we were welcomed by such genuine friendliness. This was tested when we won €150 in their lottery and the welcome the next...More

Thank clive1946
Reviewed 20 November 2014

Nice chilled out local pub, not a tourist trap like so many others in Galway. Good Guinness, nice staff and locals

Thank GillDe
Reviewed 26 October 2013

You have the wrong pic entered here. This is a picture of cookes wine bar and restraint on Abbeygate street.

1  Thank john t
Reviewed 3 August 2013

We went to Cooke's on a recommendation from a local musician and had a fine time. We intended to go there for dinner but learned on our arrival that they don't serve food, so we got Chinese from the takeaway over the road and found...More

Thank MandoDave
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