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Griffin's Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub
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Main Street, Clifden, Ireland
+353 95 21370
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very quick service, excellent food, friendly staff - bacon cabbage mash & parsley sauce - yum yum. Excellent.

Thank harleynana09
Galway, Ireland
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7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Made the mistake of going here just before the rugby match and sat at a nice seat near telly. The Owner had a severe dose of ants in his pants that we were there - 2 adults one child. Couldnt wait for us to leave to give seat to other people even thought I had a drink and so had... More 

Thank margaret k
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had breakfast here was well worth it all cooked freshly when ordered, large enough portions to keep you going, very tasty. A must go for a visit.

Thank Annie O
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We called in here during our stay this week for a bit of lunch. Food was lovely and service was just excellent. We got a very warm welcome from a girl called Lisa. She was so friendly and her customer service was great.

1 Thank Siobhán K
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33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called into Griffins for a quick drink on a Thursday evening.the barman was so warm and friendly we stayed to closing.the atmosphere is buzzing with good conversation and good traditional music.drinks were reasonable as well.we called again the following night and the barman remembered our order,he also took time to share local attractions and give advice.a must place to... More 

Thank garyjamison
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Quality pint, quality staff and quality patrons. Lovely spot for a pint and the live music was fantastic. Can't fault it. A must see spot if in Clifden.

Thank Barry F
Shaker Heights, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

My wife and I spent Thanksgiving in Ireland, November 2016, and spent 2 days in Clifden (one of my favorite places in Ireland). This pub was very inviting, cozy and exuded Irishness! We were fortunate enough to drop in when a musical trio (guitar, banjo and bass) were playing. They were fantastic and incredible musicians! I thought the bass player... More 

Thank hymelscott
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

This cosy pub has really friendly staff, good drinks, a nice warm open fire and amazing live music that everyone would enjoy!

Thank John C M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Called in a couple of times on recent visit to clifden. Found staff very friendly and live act (didnt get name but guitar/vocal and banjo duo) were the best we saw in clifden with a great repertoire of irish folk songs. Good selection of craft ales also.

Thank rockyblue
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

A true Irish bar. The Guiness is great and the bar staff very friendly. I've had a couple of trips to Clifden buying ponies, and travelling on my own, this place gives a very friendly welcome. Live music some nights too.

Thank wildly_red

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, Pub
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Clifden, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Clifden
  • Phone Number: +353 95 21370
Traditional Old Style Bar . Great Irish / Rock / Disco Music all through the week and a real local gem

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?