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Gibbons' Pillar House Bar & Restaurant

Society Street, Ballinasloe, Ireland
+353 90 964 3939
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (13 reviews)
“duck” (6 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Society Street, Ballinasloe, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to this place for a Saturday night dinner based on recommendation and good reports on TripAdvisor. It was very quiet and few guests in a restaurant. Girl who served was nice and with big smile. Starter was nice, risotto, but for my personal taste...More

Thank BiliMili
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I recently visited The Pillar House for an evening meal and afterwards cannot say enough about the place! Food and service were both amazing! Our table was waited by a warm, welcoming, young girl with an edgy unique hairstyle. Her attention to...More

Thank JimHartigan
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

I live not far from Ballinasloe & have eaten regularly in the town but for some reason haven't been in the Pillar House. With a hour to kill today & looking for a change, I logged on Trip Advisor & read the wonderful reviews about...More

1  Thank Niamh E
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Popped in here with my daughter for bite to eat.. instantly felt welcome by staff as we were greeted the second we came in the door. The lad who came to our table was a gentleman and a credit to whoever owns this premises. Although...More

1  Thank Patrick M
PillarHouse, Manager at Gibbons' Pillar House Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Hi Patrick, Thanks for your review on Tripadvisor. It's great to get such positive feedback and I know our dedicated team will be more than a little pleased and proud of themselves, as we are, with their service. Thanks again Patrick, and we look forward...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Quaint setting which serves good food. Have had the steak here on two occasions and it is the best steak I have ever tasted. Always served with freshly cooked fried onions which are a treatMore

1  Thank CarmelmKing
PillarHouse, Manager at Gibbons' Pillar House Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Hi Carmel, Thank you for posting your lovely review and we are so glad that you have enjoyed your visits to The Pillar House. We get some super feedback regarding our Steaks and have gained quite a reputation for their quality. We source them from...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017

We were passing through Ballinasloe last Saturday evening and decided to call in to THE PILLAR HOUSE for a bite to eat, so we started with the prawns which were really fresh and tasty, cooked perfectly served with some stir fried peppers and onion, followed...More

Thank CollieByrne
PillarHouse, Manager at Gibbons' Pillar House Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Hello Collie, Thank you for taking the time to post your review and so glad that you enjoyed your visit to The Pillar House. We pride ourselves on serving good food and drink and providing good service in a pleasant traditional family run bar and...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017

Stopped in for a meal on a Sunday evening. The Lamb Shank was falling off the bone tender and had good flavor. Wait staff was attentive without being annoying. There was a group of teenagers, or younger, playing traditional music in the front of the...More

Thank Jeff C
PillarHouse, Manager at Gibbons' Pillar House Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Hi Jeff, Many thanks for your lovely review and for taking the time to review your visit to The Pillar House. Our Lamb Shank is slow cooked and is flavoured with herbs and seasoning by our dedicated chefs - they will be delighted to know...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017

Returned as a group and we were very disappointed...we had brie, mushrooms, plaice, burger, duck, lamb and malteser cheesecake.....brie not so bad mushroom would never have it again, plaice and duck good, lamb was so tough it was almost impossible to cut it from the...More

Thank gadgetman2015
PillarHouse, Manager at Gibbons' Pillar House Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Hi there, Many thanks for your review of 30th April and we really appreciate you taking the time to post your review but are obviously disappointed that you didn't enjoy your return visit to The Pillar House. Your comments have been passed to our Head...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017

I was also in the group of motorcyclists on vintage bikes that descended on the pillars last Sunday. I had called a few days before to book and they had set an area aside for us to stay as a group. Our order was taken...More

Thank TravellingCouple64
PillarHouse, Manager at Gibbons' Pillar House Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Hello ! Thank you for posting your lovely review about your visit to The Pillar House. It's great when our customers take time to tell us about their experience with us and our dedicated team will be delighted to hear what you have had to...More

Reviewed 24 April 2017

Our group of Vintage Motorcyclists descended on the Pillars this morning for Breakfast and we were not disappointed. The friendship to start with was great, we were made to feel like we were regulars. The copious amounts of Tea and Coffee which was delicious, was...More

1  Thank Fran-Maria
PillarHouse, Manager at Gibbons' Pillar House Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Hi Fran-Maria, It was great to have your group at The Pillar House and thanks so much for taking the time to post your review. It's always fun having a group visit us and our great team are such a friendly bunch they'll love hearing...More

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Response from Margaret C | Reviewed this property |
There is on street parking, also a car park approx 500 yards away from the building
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Society Street, Ballinasloe, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Ballinasloe
  • Phone Number: +353 90 964 3939
  • E-mail
The Pillar House offers a comfortable atmosphere with first class food and drink served by friendly staffWe pride ourselves on providing delicious homemade wholesome cooking with a range to suit every taste & pocket!There is live entertainment every weekend and our page is updated each week with our upcoming performers.We have a very special Traditional Music Session on a Sunday Evening at 6pm. The session is led by Roscommon men John Wynne on Flute and Frank Kelly on Piano Accordion and are also regularly joined by Patsy Hanley on Flute.As well as a full Bar & Restaurant there are also 15 En-suite Rooms, including family rooms are
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