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Knox's

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
18 Abbey Street, Ennis, Ireland
+353 65 682 2871
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups, European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
18 Abbey Street, Ennis, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 404 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I recently stopped off in Knox’s for an afternoon drink. We sat at the bar and ordered a drink and then also decided to have a bowl of soup. The Barman was courteous and proceeded to serve our soup in bowls that...More

Thank CowgirlLD
Alexia M, Public Relations Manager at Knox's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for highlighting these issues, I have passed on your comments to the management who will take action asap. Sincere apologies that you did not enjoy your visit with us, I hope next time it will be a more pleasurable experience.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here St.Stephens day for food and a few drinks but left very disappointed. Were told to take a seat and they would be over to us but in spite of us trying to get their attention while we sat and waited, we were blatantly...More

Thank Juliekillaloe
Alexia M, Public Relations Manager at Knox's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Julie, Thanks so much for highlighting this issue, this is not the standard we would usually hold ourselves to. I spoke with manager and he acknowledges it was a total oversight of ours that you did not get served, sincerest apologies that your experience...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic spot for a tipple, with incredible decor and genuine ambiance. They offer dancing lessons (which sadly we missed) but did have a live trio playing traditional music. The service is a bit slow and lackluster, but we would certainly stop by again for an...More

Thank Phil-n-Wendy
Alexia M, Public Relations Manager at Knox's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much or your review Phil and Wendy! Sorry to hear the service wasn't up to scratch that day, but it's good that you got to enjoy some of the great music and ambiance! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 4 December 2017

lovely quaint little bar in the middle of town. friendly staff and lovely atmosphere . didn't eat but the food being served around us looked fantastic.

Thank r e
Alexia M, Public Relations Manager at Knox's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review!

Reviewed 30 November 2017

regularly call in for a drink and most of the time for food. the chorizo, meatball sub is amazing i've had it the last 3 times i ordered food here. good food, good staff, good drinks and overall great place

Thank Robert E
Alexia M, Public Relations Manager at Knox's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Robert E, thank you so much for your great review! Delighted to hear you enjoy visiting!

Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

I went with my parents at the start of august. Food was over priced for what you get and lacks flavour and substance. I would recommend the place for drinks more then the food.More

Thank CNTBurke
Alexia M, Public Relations Manager at Knox's, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

Hi CNT, Sorry to hear your experience of our food was disappointing. We feel fairly confident our prices are very competitive with the rest of similar establishments in Ennis, as well as our food! But we welcome your feedback as it will help us to...More

Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

This is a comfortable venue with plenty of seating, a good atmosphere and vey obliging and friendly staff. Plenty of convenient car parking out the back near the river provides for easy access if you are not walking. The bar food includes a good gluten...More

Thank bobjanh
Alexia M, Public Relations Manager at Knox's, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

Thank you for your review bobjanh! Good to hear our coeliac friendly dishes were to your liking. Apologies the music wasn't up to scratch that evening, I will pass on your comments! Kind Regards, Alexia

Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our supper and when we found out traditional music would be played, the waiter suggested we move closer to where the musicians would be. The wait staff was helpful and friendly and the food was very good.

Thank Betty E
Alexia M, Public Relations Manager at Knox's, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Hi Betty, Delighted to hear you enjoyed the craic at Knox's! And thank you for your lovely review!

Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We have been on advice of our host and everything was so good. The waiter of the pub and the waitress of the restaurant were all very nice, kind and welcoming. The food was simply amazing, we had the meal deal with starter (fish chowder...More

Thank Martina Z
Alexia M, Public Relations Manager at Knox's, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Aww Martina, your making us blush! So delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Knox's Pub and Storehouse Restaurant. Our seafood is particularly good - we are so close to the ocean it's super fresh! I hope your belly is on the mend,...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017

We came to Ireland for Irish things. And at Ennis we found the very one we wanted - man Irish bar with fish&chips and lamb stew, good beer and live music!

Thank marinavolkovaserova
Alexia M, Public Relations Manager at Knox's, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hi marinavolkovaserova, great to hear that your Irish experience continued at Knox's! We indeed have great trad music and plenty of Irish classics on our menu - do drop by again on your next visit!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$31
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Abbey Street, Ennis, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  Ennis
  • Phone Number: +353 65 682 2871
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Description
In the heart of the bustling town of Ennis, Knox's is an enduringly popular local pub and bistro with an engaging and convivial atmosphere, establishing it as one of the most popular venues for nightlife and entertainment. Exposed stone and brickwork and wooden beams give the interior a rustic charm, while fresh local produce sets off the brasserie-style dishes on the menu in the upstairs restaurant. All sporting events including Championship hurling and football, Premiership games, Champions League, Six Nations and the Heineken Cup are all shown live in the bar. The resident DJs and live music will have you dancing and with the late night bar extension from Thursday to Sunday, Knox's keeps the lively and friendly crowd buzzing late into the night. Knox's is the ideal entertainment venue with Live Music five nights a week as well as DJs, pub quizzes and lots more. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the bar for all customers.
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