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$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Soups, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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18 Abbey Street, Ennis, Ireland
+353 65 682 9264
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What is there to say. The food was fantastic but even more then this was how great our server Gary was! He made the meal. He was attentive, friendly and prompt with the food. We are so glad we chose here to dine. After the meal we enjoyed some good live music downstairs in the pub. Don't miss this great... More 

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Rialto, California
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148 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Friendly staff, good live music, great steak and burgers! Sat at the bar and had great chat with the barman.

Thank 104stevenp
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Ennis for Paddy's weekend. We went to visit knox's because of the reviews on TripAdvisor. This was the 18th of March after Ireland had defeated England in the 6 nations. To gain acess we had to manoeuvre through 9 to 10 smokers all blocking the front entrance. In the centre was the door man leading the group... More 

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Knoxs P, General Manager at Knox's, responded to this review

Hi there, Firstly, thank you for bringing this to our attention. This incident I can assure you was a once off and does not represent our establishment or it's values. We have referred this to the security company for review and are extremely upset that this was the greeting you received on arrival to our pub. We have taken steps... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice bar good menu. Had the chowder to start really good followed byba steak which was good. Wine list was limited and poor. Service was attentive. Well run and clean

Thank danoconnor99
Knoxs P, General Manager at Knox's, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review we really appreciate it. More 

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117 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was here on a Saturday night with my wife. It's a good quality Irish pub that serves food. Normal prices. We went there again on Sunday for tea.

Thank jimheylin
Knoxs P, General Manager at Knox's, responded to this review

Hi , Thank you so much for your review, glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us. More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've eaten here a good few times, in both the bar & upstairs in The Storehouse. Personally we find downstairs in the bar to be better. It's less expensive, comes from the same kitchen & doesn't really try to pretend to be something it's not. Good selection on the menu with daily specials..

Thank ConalM
Knoxs P, General Manager at Knox's, responded to this review

Hey, Thanks so much for your review, see you again soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was home from living abroad recently and was looking forward to eating out. I had forgotten how good this place is. the service from the beginning was A1, nearly felt like I already knew the staff they were so friendly. Myself and my partner both went for the traditional option of soup which was lovely. I was able to get... More 

Thank megdepa0r
Knoxs P, General Manager at Knox's, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks so much for taking time out to review us, we really appreciate it. We are delighted you enjoyed your food and that our staff looked after you. Looking forward to seeing you again! More 

Waterford, Waterford, Ireland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Was in knox's on Saturday night as part of my sisters hen. We had a ball and the finger food was spot on. Great place to go in Ennis.

Thank Clodagh F
Knoxs P, General Manager at Knox's, responded to this review

Hey, Thank you so much for the review it means an awful lot. I am delighted you enjoyed your night out and that you all enjoyed the finger food. Congratulations to your sister and wish her and her fiancée every blessing on their big day. More 

Farnborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We visited this pub after the St Patrick's parade. Warm friendly pub. The food was lovely, good value for money.

Thank Maria B
Knoxs P, General Manager at Knox's, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you so much for your review, we love to hear that you enjoyed your experience and that you felt you had gotten value for your money. Thanks again. More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We came here for dinner and to watch a rugby game. We just had food from the bar menu but there is a restaurant also that opens at 5pm. From the menu I had the chicken baguette.. the chicken was so tasty. I may have liked some more veg/salad in the baguette as it's literally just chicken in a soft... More 

Thank Niamh R
Knoxs P, General Manager at Knox's, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it. The Cajun baguette is a firm favourite so we are delighted to hear you enjoyed it too. We look forward to seeing you again soon More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Soups, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Abbey Street, Ennis, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  Ennis
  • Phone Number: +353 65 682 9264
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?