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The Irish Arms

The Irish Arms Main Street, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
+353 65 707 4207
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“stew” (7 reviews)
“bacon cabbage” (3 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, International
$$ - $$$
The Irish Arms Main Street, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Had homemade Vegtable soup with brown soda bread then a fresh chicken sandwich with it everything so fresh and tasty gentleman inside bar was very friendly gave us wifi code fast wifi too. Very busy bar bright and clean and toilets spotless Got to try...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank sullbri33
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Looking for a place to have dinner after a long day of site seeing. Had a wonderful meal. Roast pork was flavorful and melted in your mouth. My cousin had the bangers and mash and cleaned her plate. Cozy atmosphere.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank littlebitk2018
Reviewed 5 June 2018

I had a lasagna and chips, the lasagna was molten hot and clearly had been microwaved re-heated, neither the lasagna or chips were home made. My girlfriend had a beef burger which she also described as only average. The service was efficient and friendly.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Z4026TVdarrenh
Reviewed 23 May 2018

If you're a Celtic fan, this is the place to visit! Burger very tasty, as was the bacon and cabbage. Our waiter was a little off-hand, although the pub itself appeared interesting and friendly. ENJOY!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Christy_Luv2
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We were looking for somewhere for lunch after visiting the Cliffs of Moher in November. Most places in Lisdoonvarna were closed but we came upon the Irish Arms and were pleasantly surprised. We were met with a warm welcome and friendly service. The menu is...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank redsoxIreland
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon this gem on our way from the cliffs of moher. We shared a seafood chowder that was creamy and fulfilling with a nice blend of seafood variety. I enjoyed the beef and Guinness stew which was delightful and hearty served with two scoops...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Alexsandra F
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Fabulous charming pub in a sleepy town mot too far from The Cliff so Moher and on the way to Galway. We stumbled upon this gem on a Sunday afternoon, when a great deal is closed in Ireland. Warm, friendly, good service and excellent beef...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank mary m
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

This should be rated #1 in Lisdoonvarna. The food is all homemade and excellent. Stew, fish and chips and beer is outstanding. Best stew in Ireland. The rest of the pubs are tourist traps. This is a family run, child friendly local favorite pub. The...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank 825PaulB825
Reviewed 20 September 2017

I was supposed to meet up with friends for lunch who were already inside and phoned to pop down, greeted by a London sounding door who said 'where fully booked' I said Im meeting friends who are inside for lunch there just waiting on me...More

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank Kabuta
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Had a few drinks here it was very quite but the staff were nice and the Guinness was good. What soured the visit was the idiot on the door who stopped my friends father ( well dressed gentleman in his 50's ) and sister from...More

Date of visit: September 2017
2  Thank 186621Johnm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 28
Irish, Bar, Pub, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Irish Arms Main Street, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  The Burren  >  Lisdoonvarna
  • Phone Number: +353 65 707 4207
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The Irish Arms is a Pub, Restaurant and B & B situated in Lisdoonvarna Co Clare. This landmark Pub has been owned and run by The McNamara Family since 1990. It's reputation as the best Pub in which to dine in Lisdoonvarna has been built on steadily, year after year, for nearly quarter of a century. Maintaining high standards in quality, service and hygiene are always their top priority. The Irish Arms is highly recommended by many of their neighbournig Guest Houses, B&Bs, and Hostels. Their Menu caters for most tastes, with a strong leaning towards Traditional Irish Food. They serve Homemade Soups and Chowders, Burren Smoked Salmon and Succulent Steaks, as well as their famous Bacon & Cabbage, and Beef in Guinness Stew. A Daily Secial is served everyday and a Roast Dinner is available every Sunday. They offer a varied Kids Menu for only €5.50. They serve quality food at reasonable prices. You will find them conveniently located on the Main Street at the top of the town, next door to the Post Office, and only 200 metres from Lisdoonvarna Town Centre. The McNamara Family look forward to seeing you at The Irish Arms soon.
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