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The Paragon Bar & Bistro

24 Main Street, Skibbereen, Ireland
+353 28 21772
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (10 reviews)
“salmon” (5 reviews)
“garlic bread” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
24 Main Street, Skibbereen, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 191 reviews

Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We ate here on Stephen’s Day as we could not find anywhere else open. The entrance down a long passageway from the Main Street didn’t help to entice us. The pub is a bit shabby but was busy. Lots of tv’s as its a sports...More

Thank medoc_10
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

On a cold, November evening, I ordered the special lasagna. It was without flavour - truly tasteless. The beef casserole was also worthy of note - because it wasn’t good at all. The place was not one I’d ever recommend to anyone.

Thank jakklein
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Just been to this bar/restaurant and wow the food was divine. Would recommend anyone to try it. We Will definitely be back

Thank trinacunningham27
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Could be a nice bar but was very quiet. Can only assume it was due to closing the doors at 10.30. Decor was interesting, if a little on the green side. I'd say if there were more customers there might be a better atmosphere. Having...More

Thank Tara C
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Busy pub hidden off the main street. Food was reasonable and they do a take away service. Eat here once and had a takeaway as well. Huge portions in the take away!!

Thank Michael O
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The Paragon's food and atmosphere are both good, service can be uneven...there's an old fashioned interior, with lots of snugs and wooden seating and they draw a good pint of Murphy's. The seafood chowder is delicious, served with brown bread it is generous and can...More

Thank Melissa E
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately I never got a chance to sample the food in the restaurant here during my stay in Skibbereen,but I was a regular visitor to the bar early in the evenings last week.The bar is just around the corner from the hostel where I was...More

Thank Iasan
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We had a Monday night special, a pint and a burger and we were well pleased. It may be a little untidy and just a bar, but it is passable.

Thank John O
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Bored waitress delivered the most disgusting sandwich ever in this lovely town. Expensive for a meal which I could not eat. No manager on duty, so could not ask for an alternative. Big mistake.

Thank Berkeleyite
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the campsite down the road and wanted a pub with live music! Came across this place on other reviews and cannot fault it! Music wasn't traditionally Irish, but the two guys were really good, and the food, huge portions, and really good!...More

Thank Katie D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 23
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Main Street, Skibbereen, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Skibbereen
  • Phone Number: +353 28 21772
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The Paragon Bar and Bistro is one of West Cork's finest establishments providing a very unique casual dining experience along with live music and an extensive range of international beers, wines & spirits!!!All through the week we are very busy catering for local folk and tourists alike allowing them to mingle in the very essence of Skibbereen, an old Market Town steeped in history dating back centuries.At the weekend the venue is transformed into the livliest & trendiest nightspot around!!!! The very best live bands & top djs perform and suit all tastes!!! The paragon bar & Bistro has a brand new evening menu which is very exciting and we do daily specials which include Steak & Pint night on thursday for only €14.95!!!
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