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The Spaniard

Scilly, Kinsale, Ireland
+353 21 477 2436
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (41 reviews)
“fish cakes” (8 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 am - 11:30 pm Hours
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Scilly, Kinsale, Ireland
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Reviewed today via mobile

While in Kinsale, we craved a place away from the tourist track and more authentically local. The Spaniard, a short walk up from town, offered delicious food (full Sunday lamb roast) and ambiance with history, local families and charm. Enjoyed it very much.

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped here on a tour for a quick drink. Service was fast. Drinks were cool and refreshing. Bartenders were very nice and very friendly.

Thank SVS1107
Reviewed 5 days ago

A very enjoyable evening spent dining here and the relaxed environment was pleasing. The staff were attentive and efficient, nothing was too much bother.

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had prebooked our table through e-mail. what a great pub and restaurant! the food is delicious, we had the seafood chowder and the sea bass for main course and for desert we had the Lemon meringue pie. It did not disappoint. The service was...More

Thank Brian A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Both pub and restaurant are authentic venues. We loved are lunch here. Recommend the fish cakes and fish chowder. Wish I had the time to kick back and enjoyed the drafts. A uniquely Irish experience. A really nice quiet place to eat, outside the bustling...More

Thank BASTripper
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only stopped with a group for drinks, but it's worth a review for the history -- circa 1650! Great cider. What character!

Thank corgi22
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great pub, best pint of guiness we could find in Kinsale. The Chowder was , well worth going for.

Thank richard w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose The Spaniard for dinner as we had out of town visitors and couldn't get in to any of the fine-dining restaurants in Kinsale. While this restaurant would probably have been fine for lunch, dinner wasn't exceptional. The menu that was on the web...More

Thank Anne D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delightful little place for a mid-afternoon snack of seafood chowder chowder, chips and a local brew. Terrific service.

Thank ronk1000
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

The fish & Chips & Guinness are very good following golf. Authentic Irish Pub & food. Recommended in Tom Coyne’s book, A Course Called Ireland. Bulman was closed on Mondays for food, so the Spaniard was 2nd choice. Very good.

Thank Dan1229
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Questions & Answers
Catherine A
20 August 2016|
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Response from liam_mccaffrey | Reviewed this property |
I believe this is an "open all year round" restaurant however best to check with the management.
Catherine A
20 August 2016|
Response from | Reviewed this property |
Hi Catherine, Suggest you telephone the Spaniard Inn. +00 353 21 4772436 Currently the property is listed for sale and it might be best to call directly to ensure it will continue business and current services pending sale... More
Cathy K
10 June 2016|
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Response from olivermccann | Reviewed this property |
Do not remember but fresh fish in guaranteed.Do email and ask. They will respond.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 12:30 am
10:30 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Scilly, Kinsale, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Kinsale
  • Phone Number: +353 21 477 2436
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