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The Pier Bar

$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub, International
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Cleggan | Connemara, Cleggan Galway, Ireland
10:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I had a prawn salad there during the summer. Truly the best I've had, had same in Dalkey shortly before and Pier Bar outpassed by a long shot. Can't get any fresher than the Pier. €11.00 plus in Pier - €17 Dalkey. Wonderful value.

Thank Donnacha M
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Came back to the Pier Bar after a few years away. Bar owner was not friendly at all. Seemed to not care if we were there or not. Obviously it made no difference if we were there or not. Won't go back. They probably won't care at all. Don't waste your time or money!!

Thank Lynn B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I found myself getting fish and chips often while in Ireland - why not when the fish was freshly caught that morning? The fish here was HUGE - and wonderful!

Thank Diana H
Talence, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

The staff is friendly and they serve a very good fish (fished locally) and chips (home made), and watching sports events (gaelic football).

Thank deco33br
Armagh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We as a family of 5adults and 3 kids went to this place for our tea , what a hovel !! We waited nearly an hr to be served , trying to keep kids busy while waiting , when it arrived it was nice ,but what took so long no sorrys , never again , we were staying near by... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely homemade apple pie dessert and coffee at The Pier Bar. Friendly atmosphere, live local Irish music, friendly waitress. Nice ending to a peaceful Sunday in Cleggan. Worth a visit.

1 Thank Joani M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Myself and my daughter visited the lovely bar after dropping my son off for some fishing. We were greeted by a lovely lady who brought us to the restaurant which had great views of everything that is going on the pier in Cleggan. Our order was taken and we were made very welcome, I had the chowder and it was... More 

Thank Caroline O
Shauna F, General Manager at The Pier Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review! Glad you enjoyed The Pier Bar Chowder , our most popular dish here! More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Just enjoyed a lovely home cooked evening meal in the Pier Bar served by the lovely owner and a lovely young lady. The menu while limited caters for all tastes and is very good value for money. I would definitely recommend it particularly for families with children.

Thank Dublin16Family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

On Cleggan Harbour. Bar and restaurant Live music Friendly and welcoming staff. You will feel almost like invited over to old friends place. After day of amazing landscapes in the area, just stop by, have a pint of Guinness, and enjoy a diner in the cute dining room of pier bar. I warmly recommend the fish and chips !!! Free... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Lunch/ dinner for one adult and two teenagers. Waiting 20 minutes for someone to take our order. Then we were told there would be a 30min delay. Orders from the people next to us were taken first despite us being earlier. Another table was served the wrong meal. Ordered drink at the bar which didn't even come. Service was terrible.... More 

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Shauna F, General Manager at The Pier Bar, responded to this review

Hi there, Firstly thank you for giving us your feedback, From all of us here at The Pier Bar, we are truly sorry that you had an unsatisfactory visit to The Pier Bar. This year we are under new management, have a wonderful new menu, new decor and are changing a lot of things about the business to make it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 14
Irish, Bar, Pub, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cleggan | Connemara, Cleggan Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Cleggan
  • Phone Number: 3539544718
The Pier Bar, in the heart of Connemara,Cleggan, located right on the pier that acts as the port to Inis Bofin. We are a family run business with the desire to serve GREAT FOOD and all kinds of drink, local and craft beers, Favourites, wines, minerals, juices and even the odd cocktail special! But most importantly to have a really wonderful time, weather that be relaxing in the sun in our patio area, listening to Traditional Irish Music live in the bar or mingling with the locals to get a true experience of a real Irish Pub.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?