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The Shelbourne Bar

17 MacCurtain Street, Cork T23 P2WH, Ireland
+353 21 450 9615
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Whiskey Tasting

Landed in Cork and walked in. I felt welcomed immediately and joined in with a Whiskey tasting that... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tim_hfx
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Halifax, Canada
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Mags & Frank Durham england

Had lovely lunchtime food here staff are lovely and the owner Phillip is very friendly. Guinness... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
12niamh
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Durham, United Kingdom
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The Shelbourne Bar is a sophisticated Irish pub in Cork City with an authentic traditional atmosphere. Nestled in the heart of The Victorian Quarter of Cork City since 1895, it is renowned for its welcoming and knowledgeable staff, great service and extensive Irish whiskey offering of over 200 bottlings – the largest and best collection in Cork! We won the gold medal at the Irish whiskey awards for the best Irish whiskey bar in Munster and would be delighted to share our knowledge with you.
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17 MacCurtain Street, Cork T23 P2WH, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Landed in Cork and walked in. I felt welcomed immediately and joined in with a Whiskey tasting that was planed for the evening.had a great time and learned so much about whiskeys. Thanks for a fun night.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had lovely lunchtime food here staff are lovely and the owner Phillip is very friendly. Guinness and lager good overall great pub

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Huge variety of Whiskeys Super friendly staff and always helpful definitely a must GO if you are visiting Cork City

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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Thank you for taking the time to post such a great review. Much appreciated. Regards Philip

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely venue, brilliant choice of drinks, helpful friendly staff, who gave us great advice. Very tasty food, we will definitely be going there again.

Thank Emma C
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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Emma Thank you for your lovely review, we really appreciate it. Regards Philip

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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

The bartenders and patrons make this bar truly special. I had an amazing time talking to everyone and learning about the beautiful city and hearing their thoughts on various topics. I believe that to truly get to know the culture, you talk to people. There’s...More

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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

HI Lesley Thank you for the lovely review, it means a lot to us that you take the time to do it. I will pas on your compliment to all the team here at the Shelbourne. Regards Philip

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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

The best bar we have been while visiting Ireland! Cain and Brian were the most incredible bartenders we could ask for. They were attentive, charismatic, and professional. They made our engagement day more special than we could have hoped. Thank you, fellas!

Thank Jesse C
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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thank you for the great review. I will certainly pass it on to Cian and Brian.We are very lucky to have them here with us. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. Regards Philip

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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely bar in the Victoria quarter of Cork City they have the biggest selection of Irish whiskey that I have seen, the open fire is great on a cold night, definitely worth a visit.

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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Hi Delighted you enjoyed your visit- yes the open fire is a real treat. Kind regards Philip

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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Opposite our hotel as it was (the Isaacs) it would have been rude too not check out the Shelbourne. It was quiet as we were afternoon drinking during the week, but the reception was friendly and the beer tasty. Would have liked to try this...More

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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Thanks guys fro reviewing us. We really appreciate it. Regards Philip

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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Our first night in Cork we stopped in to try some whisky. Immediately the feel of the place was so warm and welcoming! It’s a gorgeous space and all the whisky bottles around the room got us excited for a taste. The owner welcomed us...More

1  Thank bittercrow
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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Hi there Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. It was lovely to meet you and I hope you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday. Best wishes. Philip

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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Here I am a visitor to cork city. "A tourist city " an upon arriving at the Shelbourne Bar in on Mccurtain street cork city I entered this establishment with my traveling partner an on entering there we ordered alcoholic beverages. But to our dismay...More

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