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The Rusty Nail

Crossconnell, Clonmany F93 R927, Ireland
+353 74 937 6116
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“duck” (4 reviews)
“brie” (3 reviews)
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Irish, European, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
Crossconnell, Clonmany F93 R927, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Back again at the Rusty Nail. Large group of us this time. Food was fantastic great steak sandwich. Despite being a large group food arrived in a timely manner was freshly cooked and delicious.

Thank TLSM21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited the Rusty Nail on many occasions and have never been disappointed! I can highly recommend this establishment for its gorgeous food and fantastic entertainment. My family and myself have spent many nights in this bar/restaurant where we are always warmly greeted by...More

Thank shannononeillx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

great service from start to finnish!!! brie for starters was excellent and buttermilk chicken was very tasty cant fault lovley warm cosy atmosphere cant wait to go back and try something different 😉

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having said many times '' we must try that place'' we eventually went on a friday night without booking. Big mistake the place was full and we had quite a long wait for a table but that was our fault ''MAKE SURE YOU BOOK'' ....More

Thank Philip W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't normally write reviews, but felt the need for this hidden gem. Excellent friendly service, comfortable traditional decor and ambience with superb food, wine and desserts. Pints of Guinness were good too!

Thank Shaun-Marty L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was really nice! Obviously a local hang with a good menu and good service. The atmosphere was really good as well. There was a big table with some wild kids next to us that I wish had been sat somewhere else, but other...More

Thank ezkd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Service friendly staff and lovely atmosphere.The food was great everyone enjoyed their meal.. desserts were fab as well.would definitely recommend.please note it isn't open Monday Tuesday (open 7 days during clonmany festival which is on in August)

Thank Lizzyd50
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had just completed a fantastic cycle from Mizen Head to Malin head. This was to be our last night. We could not have picked a better place to eat, drink and be merry. The choice of beer and wine was great, the menu was...More

Thank HeresYerMan
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We have a holiday house in Clonmany and tried this for lunch on a wet Sunday. The tasting board for 2 is excellent as a starter. Fresh fish is great..... great Guinness.... would recommend.

Thank Kevin G
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Went there while we were staying in "Tullagh Beach House"!Rusty Nail is a lovely,clean,warm place!Food was very delicious,6 of us tried different dishes,all was very well present and very very tasty!staff was very friendly,helpful!next time when we will be around Clonmany,we definitely come for a...More

1  Thank Monika P
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29 May 2017|
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Response from Janicenewtownards | Reviewed this property |
Yes it would be best
2 June 2016|
Response from RustyNailManager | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry, yes we are open in September. Please contact me directly for more details. Contact information is on our Tripadvisor profile.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 25
Irish, European, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
14:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crossconnell, Clonmany F93 R927, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Clonmany
  • Phone Number: +353 74 937 6116
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Situated at the foot of the Urris Hills on The Wild Atlantic Way, The Rusty Nail is one of Inishowen's hidden gems. With a welcoming open fire and friendly locals, The Rusty Nail provides a warm atmosphere to enjoy a good pint, a bit of craic, and of course great food. This traditional food pub, run by local couple Maresa & Enda McDonagh has an extensive bar food menu including favourites such pan-fried seabass fillets, cauliflower puree, grilled asparagus & salsa verde and grilled 30-day aged fillet steak, roast onion puree, watercress, traditional tobacco onions & red wine jus as well as a varied selection of pasta, vegetarian and gluten free options. The Rusty Nail hosts live traditional music sessions every Sunday evenings and caters for parties and family functions all year around. There are also many local activities nearby such as horse riding at Tullagh Bay Equestrian Centre, walks to Glenevin Waterfall, a visit to Dunree Fort as well relaxing walks on Leenan, Binion, or Tullagh strands. A journey along the Wild Atlantic Way wouldn't be the same without a visit to The Rusty Nail.
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