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The Village Tavern

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Irish, Seafood, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Mountcharles, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 74 973 5622
Today
12:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Made reservation. Arrived 10 prior and informed there would be delay while new menus were printed. Offered a complimentary drink. Eventually got meal an hour after. Paid bill only to discover the "complimentary " drink had been included. When brought to the attention of waitress, replied that there was nothing that could be done as the bill had been paid.... More 

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Thank Paul D
Donegal
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are regular visitors to this fine establishment in the quiet village of Mountcharles. Food is consistently of the highest quality.staff very friendly and welcoming. You never leave the Village Tavern disappointed with the food or service

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Thank 353kierank
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice variety on the menu and always tasty. Lots of different twists on traditional foods. Great seafood dishes. Good Guinness too! Enda and his staff are always welcoming and warm.

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Thank happyeater1971
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Village Tavern never lets you down. Always great food, good craic + an excellent Christmas and kids menu. We Even saw Santa, although I couldn't see his eyes 👀 🎅🏻😆

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Thank EOGHAN M
County Kildare, Ireland
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Having read previous reviews and as we were staying in Mountcharles, we looked forward to visiting The Village Tavern. It is both an old-style bar and restaurant at the back. The staff are most welcoming and it is hard to leave the lovely fires at this time of year. The Guinness is in one word superb and the food was... More 

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Thank omfarrell2015
Springfield, Ohio
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230 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We came here as part of a tour group - one of the extra excursions. Excellent choice! The seafood is locally sourced, as is the beef, lamb and vegetables. We had the Golden Crumbed Fish Cakes and the Grilled Fillet of Hake with Jameson Butter Sauce. Everything was prepared to perfection and tasted fabulous! Enda - the Chief Proprietor was... More 

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Thank beckyd02
cheshire
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Called in here on our first night in Donegal to be greeted by locals in the bar happy to advise us on the area. Saturday is busy so need to book a table however we were happy to eat in the bar. Great food on that first night..a seafood taster plate and an Irish stew..fab night. Ate here a second... More 

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omagh
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

When we arrived the restaurant area was full as they had a bus load in,the waitress offered us a seat at the bar as others were eatting there,i asked if we could sit by the fire which is kinna the front bar area and that wasnt a problem.I thought with such a crowd in we would be waiting ages for... More 

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Thank lorrainehumphries
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

My fiancé's daughter was married on 1st October 2016. Her wedding reception was held in The Village Tavern, and they could not have done it better! Let's just say that 60 guests were served HOT, FRESH FOOD, PERFECTLY COOKED, AND WITH GREAT ABUNDANCE AND VARIETY!!! Steak, Chicken, or Salmon (and even an omelette for a vegetarian) were expertly served with... More 

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Thank Karaoke-Carol
Belfast, United Kingdom
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40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Cod fish cakes were tasty. Very tender tasty slow cooked roast beef - I prefer it rare but it was good. Served with good mash and veg the way it should be cooked. Really nice. The battered fish was very good also. Been here twice now and the only fault would be that it is a bit slow - but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Irish, Seafood, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 19:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mountcharles, Donegal Town, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Donegal Town
  • Phone Number: +353 74 973 5622

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?