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The Old School House Bar and Restaurant

Church Road, Swords, Ireland
+353 1 840 2846
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (70 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (22 reviews)
“enchiladas” (8 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Church Road, Swords, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 711 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

We dined here two nights in a row and the joint was jumping. It was crowded both nights, but the service was excellent and we were seated quickly. The food was superb. One night we both had the steak and Guinness pie, which was excellent....More

Thank Jeff N
Reviewed today via mobile

Went for drinks with friends, very busy but service was still excellent. There was a good band playing and everybody seemed to be enjoying themselves. Will definitely return.

Thank Gertheman1
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Old Schoolhouse has immediate charm and authenticity thanks to its eclectic decor. The food was just as promised - great pub food served hot and nicely presented. The portions are large so don’t overorder - though you will be tempted because the menu offers...More

Thank murmac2017
Reviewed 3 days ago

We shared meals the second time As portions so large. Great food and atmosphere.seafood chowder enough for meal.

Thank Mjkqb
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had dinner last night in the old school house and the food and service were both excellent. The service was down to Willie. He was so enthusiastic about his job. Willie sums up customer service with his friendly smile, banter and attention to detail.

1  Thank Kalene O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a few drinks mid week. There was a good crowd there. Good music and great Guinness. Really nice atmosphere and a great layout.

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in this Restaurant many years ago and as we were leaving friends to the airport for an evening flight this week we decided to revisit. We were certainly not disappointed. The fish pie had rave reviews from one of our party as did the...More

Thank Harry C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a delightful dinner here. Just what we were looking for in terms of local pub atmosphere and delicious food. Our waitress was very friendly too! Would definitely dine here again.

Thank garth66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant after an incredibly long flight from the States. We ate in the restaurant rather than the bar area. The first thing that you notice is the exquisite architecture. The bar was certainly inviting but we needed a quiet place. The restaurant...More

Thank Kathleen K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited a couple of times over the course of a weekend. The place was very busy and lively Saturday night when we called in for drinks. Great atmosphere and also very good service. We returned on Sunday lunch for food. Sport on the many TV's...More

Thank Blok103
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Jane G
17 December 2016|
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Response from Rocco Orazio P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but the space is limited.
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Jess R
24 November 2016|
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Response from IrishGracie | Reviewed this property |
You can only reserve a table for the restaurant section not the bar, I probably would book in case it's busy but if you haven't booked you could be lucky
Mary S
11 November 2016|
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Response from am200276 | Reviewed this property |
Hi - i am pretty sure they have some gluten free food but i cannot remember
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 41
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Road, Swords, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Swords
  • Phone Number: +353 1 840 2846
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