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The Skeff

) #87 of 371 Restaurants in Galway $$ - $$$ Irish, , European
Skeffington Arms Hotel 28 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 173
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“steak” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Skeffington Arms Hotel 28 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very dull bar where the big screen is and also a lot of pillars in the way so it was hard to see the screen. Decided to move to another part of the pub where it was more open the seats were better situated to...More

Thank melly1mel
Reviewed 6 days ago

Food is fine, place seems lively. But slow service. Not just us...we noticed tables around us getting up and walking around to hunt down a server.

Thank CMKBoulder
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here on a quiet Saturday afternoon. There was only one girl on the bar rushed off her feet and it took forever to be served. Once we ordered our strawberry daiquiri's, it took 20 minutes to bring them to our table. They were such...More

Thank Aimee L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had been recommended this place by a few people so I had high expectations. Went out with a group of friends and was quite impressed by the number of allergies the catered for on the menu. One of our group was coeliac however he menu...More

Thank Jill5382
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff were very friendly and the pub itself was very interesting although very quiet when we were there. The dinner we had was very nice although we had the worst pint ever there.

Thank smithhelen23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location right in front of Kennedy park (yes there is a nice little JFK bust in the park). Pub is very big with great selection of beers on the tap (local Galway beers on tap). But it is very confusing operation - you cannot...More

Thank Kalyan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Skeff is a beautiful, unusual and original historical setting with great ceilings and layout. The historical building out shines the food, but it is still good enough eating. The music is too loud and doesn't fit with the theme of the restaurant. With more...More

Thank Tarin O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for lunch the other day. I had the stir fry and my husband had the pasta. The food was ok. The staff were friendly enough however the area where the serve the food is quite confined as there is a sandwich bar there...More

Thank Michelle G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here as a last stop before going back to the hotel mainly because it was still open and most others were closed.Huge place with decent prices,food was available but we only drank.A younger crowd but we felt comfortable none the less.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered late and in retrospect, the kitchen may have been closing but the staff did to let on and were very friendly serving us. The food was very good and we also enjoyed drinks and good music later. The bar itself is very cool...More

Thank Mary M
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Jeff M
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Response from Richard S | Reviewed this property |
God knows our round was 33 pints of Guinness !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Skeffington Arms Hotel 28 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 563 173
  • E-mail
Uniquely designed busy bar in the heart of Galway city center serving wholesome, quality food. 6 bars under the one roof including a thriving whiskey bar and cocktail bar - sit back enjoy some delicious food and drinks whilst overlooking Eyre Square. The Skeff Bar & Kitchen really is Galway's meeting place.
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