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$$ - $$$Irish, ,
18 Abbey Street, Ennis, Ireland
+353 65 682 2871
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18 Abbey Street, Ennis, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely quaint little bar in the middle of town. friendly staff and lovely atmosphere . didn't eat but the food being served around us looked fantastic.

Thank r e
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

regularly call in for a drink and most of the time for food. the chorizo, meatball sub is amazing i've had it the last 3 times i ordered food here. good food, good staff, good drinks and overall great place

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my parents at the start of august. Food was over priced for what you get and lacks flavour and substance. I would recommend the place for drinks more then the food.More

Thank CNTBurke
Alexia M, Public Relations Manager at Knox's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi CNT, Sorry to hear your experience of our food was disappointing. We feel fairly confident our prices are very competitive with the rest of similar establishments in Ennis, as well as our food! But we welcome your feedback as it will help us to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a comfortable venue with plenty of seating, a good atmosphere and vey obliging and friendly staff. Plenty of convenient car parking out the back near the river provides for easy access if you are not walking. The bar food includes a good gluten...More

Thank bobjanh
Alexia M, Public Relations Manager at Knox's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review bobjanh! Good to hear our coeliac friendly dishes were to your liking. Apologies the music wasn't up to scratch that evening, I will pass on your comments! Kind Regards, Alexia

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our supper and when we found out traditional music would be played, the waiter suggested we move closer to where the musicians would be. The wait staff was helpful and friendly and the food was very good.

Thank Betty E
Alexia M, Public Relations Manager at Knox's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Betty, Delighted to hear you enjoyed the craic at Knox's! And thank you for your lovely review!

Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We have been on advice of our host and everything was so good. The waiter of the pub and the waitress of the restaurant were all very nice, kind and welcoming. The food was simply amazing, we had the meal deal with starter (fish chowder...More

Thank Martina Z
Alexia M, Public Relations Manager at Knox's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aww Martina, your making us blush! So delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Knox's Pub and Storehouse Restaurant. Our seafood is particularly good - we are so close to the ocean it's super fresh! I hope your belly is on the mend,...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017

We came to Ireland for Irish things. And at Ennis we found the very one we wanted - man Irish bar with fish&chips and lamb stew, good beer and live music!

Thank marinavolkovaserova
Alexia M, Public Relations Manager at Knox's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi marinavolkovaserova, great to hear that your Irish experience continued at Knox's! We indeed have great trad music and plenty of Irish classics on our menu - do drop by again on your next visit!

Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Frequented Knoxs on Sat 4th Nov 2017..Unfortunately upstairs was fully booked (no reservation) so opted for pub grub. Was top notch. I had Guinness and Ale Stew and my friend had the Ceaser Salad. Excellent and very attentive waiting staff and when they collected the...More

Thank TruckerJim2012
Alexia M, Public Relations Manager at Knox's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi TruckerJim, thank you so much for your glowing review, we do pour a pretty neat pint of Carlsberg ;-) Apologies for the large, and noisy group, the staff have become quiet resilient to noise over the years as can be expected, so sorry that...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017

This would have been my second time in Knox's 1st time i was blown away I was singing it's praises to all I knew back home so I was very happy to be back there again. That's were it ended. I was going to pick...More

Thank aiden l
Alexia M, Public Relations Manager at Knox's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aiden, I am so sorry to hear about your experience. I know it can be hard to send food back, especially when dining with others, bit it would be no problem at all if you are dissatisfied with your meal - we always prefer our...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017

We were traveling with another couple and decided to try Knox's. We were so glad we did! Excellent Guinness Stew!! Would love to make this now that we're back home in Wisconsin (U.S.) ~ it would be great autumn and winter meal!

Thank Janeway789
Alexia M, Public Relations Manager at Knox's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Janeway, that's lovely to hear, it really is the perfect winter warmer isn't it! Happy cooking!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Abbey Street, Ennis, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  Ennis
  • Phone Number: +353 65 682 2871
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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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