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Buggle's Bar

Moore Street, Kilrush, Ireland
+353 65 905 1839
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A perfect pint of Guinness

This is a charming pub with great character... and friendly conversation. The art of pouring... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2017
Declan M
Dublin, Ireland
via mobile
Fantastic hospitality

Our family trips to Ireland wouldn’t be complete without our regular visits to Buggles. The service... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Manchester, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Buggles Pub and B&B is a traditional pub built circa. 1800, owned and operated by three generations of the same family. Its warm, relaxing atmosphere is welcoming and the adjoining Bed and Breakfast is of the finest quality with large spacious rooms overlooking the noted Heritage Town of Kilrush. Some of our rooms overlook Kilcredane Lighthouse and the historic townland of Reaha.Kilrush has a fine Georgian streetscape, a marina, an eighteen hole golf course, Dolphin boat trips, the restored nineteenth century Vandeleur Walled Gardens, and of course the restored West Clare Railway (immortalised by Percy French: 'are you right there Michael'), the magnificent and ancient Scattery Island which contains the remains of five of seven churches, an intact 5th century, 120 feet round tower, Napoleonic battery, a light house and keepers cottage, the deserted 'street' from the 1960s is both eerie and charming. A monthly lecture series by the local Kilrush Historical Society complements many of the local activities. Kilrush is a veritable Photographers Paradise (a quick search through Flickr confirms this) and all are welcome to enjoy the music, sample the atmosphere and experience the tranquility of Kilrush topped-off with a great pint of Guinness with Shamrock atop in Buggles Pub.
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Moore Street, Kilrush, Ireland
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

This is a charming pub with great character... and friendly conversation. The art of pouring creamy Guinness is alive and well in Buggles.

1  Thank Declan M
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Our family trips to Ireland wouldn’t be complete without our regular visits to Buggles. The service and hospitality is fantastic, on every visit we are all made to feel very welcome. I highly recommend a visit here and look forward to our next visit in...More

1  Thank cartylaura
bugglesofkilrush, Owner at Buggle's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Many thanks for your kind words and we are delighted that everything was good for you , We do our very best to make life as comfortable and pleasant for our guests, Thanks again for choosing Buggles for your stay and we hope to see...More

Reviewed 21 September 2017

Buggle is a fantastic bar with the best pint of Guinness in Kilrush. Carmel & Mags run a tight ship with excellent speedy service. Local traditional music was a joy to listen to. Can’t recommend this bar highly enough! Come and visit and enjoy the...More

Thank YorickHunt
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Stopped in for a bite to eat. Good service, good food, fair prices. Busy place with little alcoves decorated in a style that goes back many years.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Great pub with wonderful live traditional music and friendly staff and customers. Looking forward to return visit!

Thank kdubli
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We found this place halfway through our visit and it definitely has the best craic in town. Full of locals, the bartender was excellent and the proprietor was in and out all night. Reasonable prices relative to other pubs in town.

Thank Stephanie E
Reviewed 24 June 2017

I always make it a point to visit Buggle's Bar when I am in Kilrush. If there is any traditional music in town you will find it here. Cozy place with pleasant atmosphere. The staff are courteous and love to chat with the customers. You...More

Thank OhCanada150
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I visit county clare once a year as I have family there. I stopped one evening at buggles and wasn't delighted about the service or attitude of the owners. I gave them the benefit of the doubt and went again a few days later. I...More

6  Thank peter w
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere, friendly staff and a great pint of Guinness.Whether you sit at the bar or cozy up at a table,you are always guaranteed a good night in Buggles

2  Thank Jenni E
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Small local bar, ten people is a crowd but they do a cracking pint of Guinness and the staff are nice

1  Thank NemesisDrummer
bugglesofkilrush, Owner at Buggle's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2016

Hi Nemessis Drummer, Many thanks for your review of our small and pokey pub with a cracking pint of Guinness.We do our best to keep things up to scratch in this old pub over 100 years old. Kind regards, Carmel and Tony.

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