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Muskerry Arms Restaurant

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The Square | Co. Cork, Blarney, Ireland
+353 21 438 5200
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11:00 - 00:30
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Sun 12:30 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very friendly and delicious breakfast. Hit the spot after an overnight flight and drive from Dublin. Friendly staff and warm townspeople.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great little fine in Blarney. Very child friendly and the food was good. Kieran was singing that evening, and really had a lovely rapport with my kids. We all enjoyed a lovely evening there. Would go back

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MaryBeth O, Manager at Muskerry Arms Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit. Kieran is very good with the audience, young and old alike. We hope to see you again. Sincerely, MaryBeth More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owner, Gary, was by far the most opened arms person that we met in Ireland. His stories were delightful to listen to and he was extremely welcoming. I will definitely try to come back here next time I go to Ireland.

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MaryBeth O, Manager at Muskerry Arms Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, Mary, for your lovely review. I'll tell Gary what you said! We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip. Sincerely, MaryBeth More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After looking at options for Cork it was clear that Blarney offered a lot better value for money. Most places in Cork were over €100 a night without breakfast. Thank goodness we chose Blarney as it was a friendly place with plenty of parking and a friendly pub. We went to the bar and we were quickly given our key... More 

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MaryBeth O, Manager at Muskerry Arms Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, Laura. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay. Blarney is so conveniently located, close enough to the city for convenience yet still retaining our village charm. We hope to see you again. Sincerely, MaryBeth More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by here after visiting Blarney Castle and it was an excellent choice. I had a cottage pie that was to die for. My husband had a chicken and cheese sandwich that was also outstanding. Great place for lunch.

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MaryBeth O, Manager at Muskerry Arms Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your meal. Come back again if you're in the area. Sincerely MaryBeth More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A local pub filled with stories, history and adventure. Great service, tons of seating, great menu and a huge selection of whiskeys. Fish & chips is a must!

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MaryBeth O, Manager at Muskerry Arms Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your enthusiastic review, Kailley. We hope you'll come back if you're ever in Blarney again! Sincerely, MaryBeth More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Stopped in for a quick drink and stayed for a few as the locals are lovely and friendly and love to hear where ur from.

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MaryBeth O, Manager at Muskerry Arms Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, Jasmine, for reviewing your visit. We're glad you enjoyed yourself and hope you'll come back again. Sincerely, MaryBeth More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

TripAdvisor says it's the best restaurant in Blarney and I can see why. The way the pub was decorated on the inside looked really cool, the waiters were prompt and attentive, the beer was good, the food was served quickly and the food was delicious. I had the chicken curry and it did not disappoint. Great place to eat if... More 

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MaryBeth O, Manager at Muskerry Arms Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again if you come to Blarney again. Sincerely, MaryBeth More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We popped in for a quick bite before visiting the "stone", nice spot, good value, good quality food but the highlight was the staff, the girls were helpful and attentive, welcoming and friendly can't ask for more!

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MaryBeth O, Manager at Muskerry Arms Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We strive to provide excellent service. We hope you will come back again if you're in Blarney in the future. Sincerely, MaryBeth More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Walked in here while waiting for the bus and ended up staying for a lot longer. The staff were willing to accommodate special food requests, and the atmosphere made me want to stay longer. Would definitely recommend popping in here even if you're just visiting the Castle.

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MaryBeth O, Manager at Muskerry Arms Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Glad we were able to accommodate your special food request and that you enjoyed the atmosphere. We are conveniently located near Blarney Castle and get lots of visitors who want a friendly place to relax in after walking around the Castle grounds. Sincerely, MaryBeth More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:30
Thursday
11:00 - 23:30
Friday
11:00 - 00:30
Saturday
11:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Square | Co. Cork, Blarney, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Blarney
  • Phone Number: +353 21 438 5200
Description
The Muskerry Arms was established as a small Public House in 1838 and is named after the Muskerry Tram Line, which serviced the village of Blarney up until the 1930's. The premises is owned by the O'Connor Family since 1984 and is personally managed by the O'Connor Family. The Muskerry Arms is a great family run business, offering 11 recently decorated superior bedrooms, live music, coverage of all sporting events on our big screens, great food & drink and always a warm welcome from our friendly staff. The Muskerry offers the ambience of a great Irish Pub with the olde world charme & character in the decor and the friendly reception you will recieve coming through our doors. So if you are just passing through or just back from visiting the Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, it's all waiting for you here in the Muskerry Arms. After extensive renovations over time we now have an establishment rich in heritage and folklore which continues to be the focal point of Blarney. Every Monday -Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday Night during the Summer we have a Traditional Irish Music & Storytelling Session in our upstairs Tavern Room. Starts at 7pm until 9pm. No Cover Charge. Full Bar Menu & Bar. Smoking Terrace.Food is served everyday from 8am until late, offering you a daily choice of ...........All Day BreakfastsRoast Specials Chef Special'sTraditional Fish & ChipsSteak & ChipsHome Made SatayFreshly Made Goujans Served with French Fries & SaladHome Made Fish CakesSandwich OptionsHomemade Chowder & SoupsChicken Caesar SaladsGreat Selection of Delicious DessertsFreshly Brewed Teas & Coffees & Hot Chocolate

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