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The Bulman Bar & Restaurant Kinsale

Summercove, Kinsale, Ireland
+353 21 477 2131
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (70 reviews)
“ribs” (17 reviews)
“lobster” (38 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm Hours
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Summercove, Kinsale, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Just a quick walk down a steep hill from the fort, it gives you a chance to work off a great lunch as you make your way back to retrieve you car! Everything was delicious! The atmosphere was perfect! Very quaint and we would definitely...More

Thank Chatham
Reviewed 1 week ago

A busy and happening pub and a great location on your way up the fort. Seating can be hard to find on a busy afternoon

Thank vamama67
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! After finding most pubs and restaurants in Ireland still won’t let dogs in (a massive culture shock when you’re used to walking in the UK) this is a real find! Not only are they dog-friendly but the food and service is outstanding! We had...More

Thank TravelGirl1801
Reviewed 1 week ago

AS I drove down to the South I started to think about the Mussels in Cabbage and Bacon and of my was I satisfied. Having been a few times now over the years the standards have always been the same excellent food served well in...More

Thank SpencerNegus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Disappointing isn’t a strong enough word to describe my experience today. We were a party of 6. Our order was taken by a young waitress who couldn’t have cared less. She arrived back with baskets of bread and our sharing starters but never gave us...More

4  Thank clio412000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Too far for most to walk from Kinsale; you’ll have to drive or take a cab. If you drive to Charles Fort, you’ll go right past it. The food we had was good, typical pub food. We were there midday but were told they don’t...More

Thank Travel507
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We so enjoyed starting our day at Charles Fort (we took a taxi there), grabbing lunch and a pint at Bulman’s after a short walk to get there, and then continuing our walk after lunch on “The Scilly Walk” back into town. The ambience at...More

Thank dropalinetoemily
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked to Charles Fort and this place was just a few kilometers outside the entrance. The pub/restaurant is quaint and nicely decorated. The restrooms are immaculate. The bartender was very welcoming. Great sea views and a great place to stop for a pint before...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just loved The Bulman. It is a historical building with views over the harbor. It is a busy, lively place ideal for any kind of weather. We were there in summer, but I can picture us there seated near a fireplace in winter or...More

Thank loonwatchers1993
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious lunch at this legendary spot. The prawn and avocado open sandwich was excellent. Wonderful location. You could walk there from Kinsale to work up an appetite and work off the meal on the way back!

Thank Catherine O
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Questions & Answers
24 February 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Peter L | Reviewed this property |
Why not ring them up t.+353 (0)21 4772131 Enjoy it's great
Evelyn M
6 December 2016|
Response from mary77Cork | Property representative |
We are only closed on Christmas day re-opening on St Stephens day at 3p.m. Usual hours all other days.
25 May 2016|
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Response from dudejon | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, yes the Bulman has easy access with no restrictions.The door on your left as your facing the Bulman is the most common entrance and this is a level surface, there is also a Disabled parking area directly in front... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 42
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Summercove, Kinsale, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Kinsale
  • Phone Number: +353 21 477 2131
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