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18 Abbey Street, Ennis, Ireland
+353 65 682 9264
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Ennis, Ireland
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Saturday night out at Knox's eating a superb meal and watching Ireland playing the All Blacks of New Zealand. The manager, Amy went out of her way to accommodate the three of us and a two other diners so we could watch the match upstairs in the restaurant. We all ordered the fish and chips. I also had the seafood... More 

Thank CaryLanguirand
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73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drank here a few times on our Clare break this week-it's a really nice bar. We didn't eat in the bar or the upstairs restaurant but menu looked ok. It was quiet on the thur&Fri but that's prob due to off season,the h ole town was quiet at night.,I thought there might be more locals out for a few but... More 

Thank Curious Person
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly staff, good laugh. Excellent bar food, we had a dish of the day option and roast of the day. Good value food and drink. Great atmosphere. The best pub we visited in Ennis

Thank Lauracon
Ennis, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to eat and sit down , pub food is brilliant and there is an upstairs restaurant . Perfect place for a pint on a night out too , brilliant Guinness

Thank danielcarter2016
Ennis, Ireland
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a treat to visit had was a chicken mushroom Vol a Vont and it was really great I would visit again soon.

Thank vinnie065
Declan K, Manager at Knox's, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks so much for your review it means an awful lot to us here. We do hope to see you again soon. This week is Ennis Trad festival and we are fortuneate to have some of the country's best musicians sitting in our traditional Irish music sessions, come in and check it out :) More 

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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This pub was recommended to us by the B&B we were staying at. It was a very cute and fun pub to eat in. The restaurant was upstairs with the main bar area on the ground floor. Food was good and the prices were reasonable. I think they had live music later in the night but we unfortunately didn't make... More 

Thank Sam K
Declan K, General Manager at Knox's, responded to this review

Hi there! Thanks a million for your kind words they mean the world to us. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope you had a pleasant trip. Go raibh maith agat. (Thank you) More 

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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was in Ennis recently and we had lunch here. Its quite a large pub on 2 levels, with old Irish traditional memorabilia throughout. In additional it has large TV screens for sports or whatever. We had the bangers and mash which were very good. Mash was nice and creamy and not lumpy. Sausages had loads of flavour. The waiting staff... More 

Thank JimmyBOnd
Declan K, General Manager at Knox's, responded to this review

Hey! Thanks so much for taking time out to leave this review we truly appreciate it. Glad to hear you enjoyed your lunch and that our staff looked after you. We hope to see yo u again soon :) More 

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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

went to knoxes bar and had a fabulous meal. Menu is great. Steak sandwich salad and chips and crab cakes salad and chips so so tasty. very reasonably priced and service is first class. bar man so nice and helpful. will definitely be going back soon. and could highly recommend

Thank toffees1ireland
Declan K, General Manager at Knox's, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it. So glad to hear you enjoyed the crabcakes they are definitely a favourite. We cant wait to see you again :) More 

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15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Food in here wasn't great when we visited. Found it to be quiet expensive for what we got! Will go to knoxs again for drinks but will skip the food next time.

Thank Leona D
Declan K, General Manager at Knox's, responded to this review

Hi there Leona, We are very sorry to hear this we aim to provide a quality service at reasonable pricing to all our customers and will take your comment on board for future reference. More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Looking for diner and music in Ennis. We were a group of 7 and were easily seated at the upstairs restaurant. The waitress was fantastic, funny, friendly , talkative. She made the dinner great as much as the good food. The OTT Burger and the Ribs were both great. After dinner we went down to Knox's ground floor and listed... More 

Thank IdahoRafting
Declan K, General Manager at Knox's, responded to this review

Hello there, Wow! This means the world to us, thank you. We are so proud of our staff and are delighted to read that they made you feel welcome. Thank you again for taking time out to write this, it is so very appreciated. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Soups, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Abbey Street, Ennis, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  Ennis
  • Phone Number: +353 65 682 9264
In the heart of the bustling town of Ennis, Knox's is an enduringly popular local pub and bistro with an engaging and convivial atmosphere, establishing it as one of the most popular venues for nightlife and entertainment. Exposed stone and brickwork and wooden beams give the interior a rustic charm, while fresh local produce sets off the brasserie-style dishes on the menu in the upstairs restaurant. All sporting events including Championship hurling and football, Premiership games, Champions League, Six Nations and the Heineken Cup are all shown live in the bar. The resident DJs and live music will have you dancing and with the late night bar extension from Thursday to Sunday, Knox's keeps the lively and friendly crowd buzzing late into the night. Knox's is the ideal entertainment venue with Live Music five nights a week as well as DJs, pub quizzes and lots more. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the bar for all customers.

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