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The Bulman Bar & Restaurant Kinsale

Summercove, Kinsale, Ireland
+353 21 477 2131
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (60 reviews)
“chowder” (45 reviews)
“lobster” (34 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Summercove, Kinsale, Ireland
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Reviewed today via mobile

The Bulman is one of my favorite places to eat in Kinsale, which is quite an achievement since this town is the gourmet capital of Ireland! It serves one of the best seafood chowders I have tasted - a rich, creamy recipe. The service is...More

Thank David M
Reviewed yesterday

The pub is located across the water from Kinsale, overlooking the river. An interesting interior and two wood burning stoves provided welcome warmth on a cold day. A fairly short but interesting menu with an emphasis on seafood. The staff seemed genuinely pleased to see...More

Thank David B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a delightful pub, great food & lovely atmosphere. Worth a visit if in Kinsale you will be glad you did, the views alone are amazing!

Thank Helen T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place to go for great food and great service.. Mary and her young team were on top form ... Food to match at very reasonable prices.. Call in if passing you won't be disappointed.. Cracker of a place.

Thank Morganryan286
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit even to hear the tales from the fantastic bar staff and incredibly loyal local customers .. It’s a gem ! & run to perfection by its owners Mary & Pearse O Sullivan who are very much part of the Craic that...More

Thank Pippa3000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was very good, we all enjoyed it. Our host was nice and helpful, as we are on our first trip in Ireland we rely on locals a lot, this girl was very informative.

Thank _patrick77mckenze
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Great little pub Food was very nice , staff were lovely and attentive. The view was just beautiful, great afternoon watching the sun go down with a makers mark .

Thank Leanne L
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Came here with my family after a visit to Charles fort and we were not disappointed! It's a cozy bar that was very populated when we went. The staff were lovely and made sure we enjoyed our experience. The fish and chips were just excellent,...More

Thank nayizs93
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch here with my husband on a walk to the Fort, the steak was perfectly cooked and my dessert of sticky toffee pudding was delicious, my husband was so happy with his choices as well, had a couple of coffees and we...More

Thank Laura E
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

The menu mostly has fish and shellfish offerings, from small plates to mains. But there are some meet offerings too and a children's menu. Highly recommend the fish and chips and open crab sandwich. The wasabi mash was a fab side too. Good wine and...More

Thank WellTravelledby2
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24 February 2018|
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Response from Peter L | Reviewed this property |
Why not ring them up t.+353 (0)21 4772131 Enjoy it's great
Evelyn M
6 December 2016|
Response from mary77Cork | Property representative |
We are only closed on Christmas day re-opening on St Stephens day at 3p.m. Usual hours all other days.
25 May 2016|
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Response from dudejon | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, yes the Bulman has easy access with no restrictions.The door on your left as your facing the Bulman is the most common entrance and this is a level surface, there is also a Disabled parking area directly in front... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$42
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Summercove, Kinsale, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Kinsale
  • Phone Number: +353 21 477 2131
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