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Kyteler's Inn

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27 Saint Kieran's Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 772 1064
12:00 - 00:30
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Sun 12:00 - 23:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 00:30
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The pus is there since 1342. the stories tell about Alis kyteler the first owner who killed 4 husbands and while doing so got really wealthy. the pub since then is a wonderful meetup for beer lovers, adventurers, and packs who wishes for a great music, snugs and a sense of medieval times... highly recommended

Thank Nevegull
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything was ... average. We spent our dinner listening to average music (80's rock and roll). Not what I expected for dinner at the oldest pub in Kilkenny. I know that there were other areas of the pub that had traditional music but I had expected that in the dining area, too.

Thank rifrog
Waterford, Ireland
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352 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ideal spot! Music at 6, 8 & 10 to suit all tastes. Very large pub so finding a quiet spot away from the music if you want is easy. The downstairs area is in a class of its own architecturally and historically. Very comfortable bar and easy to enjoy yourself there.

Thank Travel0h
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant/pub was recommended to us by the staff at our hotel, and we are so glad we went there. The night we went, they had a small band playing traditional Irish music. A storyteller and historian told tall tales and some true ones, including one about the "witch" who resided at Kyteler's Inn almost 700 years ago. (You can... More 

Thank vinorosso09
Bray, Ireland
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't know anything about the food there but can definietely recommend as traditional bar with live music, tasty Guinness & great craic like Irish would say. If I'm back in Kilkenny I'll try the food there as well.

Thank Sylwia A
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here twice, once for dinner and then later on in the evening for a pint and to listen to music. Comfortable atmosphere, authentic feel

Thank hawkerr
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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere on a Wednesday night. We didn't eat so can't comment on food. Bar prices reasonable.

Thank Ingrid F
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were tipped off to go here to eat for the Live Music offered from 6-8pm upstairs on the Saturday before Easter! We were so happy we came! The Inn itself is so neat inside. We recommend checking out each level. The basement is like a cellar/cave and was full of local people enjoying the match or hanging out with... More 

Thank Jessica K
Columbus, Ohio
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the best live music we heard in Ireland! They have a great selection of alcohol as well. From Beer to Gin to Whiskey. This is also a historic landmark, so it is very cool inside. A must visit place!

Thank pmurphy910
Helston, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic, traditional Irish pub with a great atmosphere. We ate here as a family of 6 and all thoroughly enjoyed the delicious food. Staff were friendly & helpful. Definitely worth a visit if you're in Kilkenny!

Thank Nicola A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$29
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Saint Kieran's Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 772 1064
Medieaval building in the heart of Kilkenny dating back to 1324. Once home to Dame Alice Kyteler tried for witchcraft. Kytelers Inn is NOT a restaurant but a Pub - which is our main business. Yes we also serve bar food.There are three floors with four bars - cheek them all out for the one that suits.On offer at peak season twice nightly from 6.30pm. is a programme of trad music,balladeer, irish dancers & seanachie. You can watch & eat & drink at your leisure.Weekends and Bank holidays we also have Late Bar extensions with bands & DJ for those that want to party a bit later into the night.As it was in Alice Kyteler's day - Kyteler's Inn is a place for "merrie making" - Come and visit us to find out more..Also check us out - Trip Advisor Bars/Nightlife

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