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Address: Moore Street, Kilrush, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 65 905 1839

Buggles Pub and B&B is a traditional pub built circa. 1800, owned and...

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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A little gem!

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

Reviewed 28 December 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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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 was there with a friend and we were the only people in the bar and... More 

Thank peter w
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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

Thank Jenni E
Kilrush, Ireland
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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

Thank NemesisDrummer
bugglesofkilrush, Owner at Buggle's Bar, responded to this review

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. More 

Portlaoise, Ireland
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Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Buggles is a small lovely pub. The people there where really friendly. Had a great laugh with some of the regulars. Carmel the owner was lovely. We only had a few there. But would definately go back. We visited during the day. Didn't get a chance to go back at night yime. I'd say the crack would be mightie.

Thank Deirdre M
bugglesofkilrush, Owner at Buggle's Bar, responded to this review

There is nothing like having a good laugh when you, out , glad you enjoyed yourselves looking forward to seeing you again. Carmel. More 

Blackpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights this week with my partner. We were given a room at the top of the house which was large and bright. Had a lovely view towards the marina. The bed was very comfortable and the shower was really good. Carmel the owner was very friendly and cooked an amazing breakfast and it was cooked to... More 

Thank John C
Braunton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2014

touring around ireland for a few days. started at buggles. very friendly and helpful. the rooms were comfortable and the breakast superb. couldnt have asked for a more relaxing place.

Thank Wpb2222410
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

Visited Kilrush with some mates many years ago. Stayed at a B+B round the corner but frequented Buggle's regularly during our stay - perhaps it would be better to say we stayed at Buggle's and frequented our B+B sometimes. The place is absolutely amazing. You never know how an evening is going to turn out and sometimes, just sometimes, you... More 

Thank David J
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2013

We experienced Buggles as a B&B, rather than a bar. In that capacity it was very pleasant. The room was good, breakfast was excellent and the welcome warm. Our bikes were stored away very securely. Kilrush is a very pleasant town and Buggles is central. We would have appreciated more time there.

1 Thank Laurie C
Mississauga, Canada
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Reviewed 9 October 2013 via mobile

After a long international flight I knew that only one place would do for a restful sleep. Carmel's B&B was just perfect. Let alone the fantastic view and the warm reception. I will return.

Thank cwalker55
Ramelton, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 August 2013

Came across this good B&B by chance. We wanted a family room for the five of us. The room was very good -- clean, comfortable, good beds -- although the bathroom was small. The cooked breakfast was excellent -- very well prepared, generous and delicious.

1 Thank Jonathan W

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