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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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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Just happened to come across this bar and went in. Food was amazing and the atmosphere was awesome! Definitely worth coming in and having a pint!

Thank tacaze
Dublin, Ireland
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

A fantastic experience for me and my family where the owner greeted us and could not have been friendlier even though it was our first time in his company. Live musicians (Snannell) were amazing and fans were blown away by the quality of their performance. You wouldn't expect to have this experience in a small pub in a rural town... More 

Thank Seán H
Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful pub , great staff and atmosphere . Plus they put up with my drunken singing and dancing , ! Had a brilliant night .

Thank mariehennessey1
Iowa City, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We had a great time at Griffin's Bar. The owner and the bartender could not have been more friendly. We stopped in for an early drink and stayed for two. We left for dinner (they only serve lunch) and then returned after dinner and stayed until close. The live Irish music was wonderful - the singer had an incredible voice... More 

Thank iowatraveler560
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

My Daughter and I visited Clifden this month and enjoyed the excellent music and craic it had to offer However after enjoying good Shan Nos music and a drink it was time to retire for the night and when we left at 11:15 it was raining so we called for a lift back to accommodation while waiting under the awning... More 

31 Thank Sean W
Cork, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Good atmosphere Would go back just to watch publican ,has all the grace of a blind bull in a china shop Young barman friendly and helpful

2 Thank MG C
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Went to griffins bar for drinks after an enjoyable day surfing. I have never come across such rude and ignorant staff as I have in griffins bar. From the moment we entered the pub the bar man was unfriendly and we were greeted with a grunt and a question as to why we were in the pub. We stayed for... More 

8 Thank niallfrancis
newry co down n ireland
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77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We called for Lunch and the food,atmosphere,and staff were very good. The service was excellent and the beer perfect.Great place to eat.

Thank jackie m
Amersham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Had a drink here and listened to Irish music. There was an ice atmosphere.As we were in Ireland wanted to have a drink of Guinness and experience Irish music.

Thank slater1951
Clifden, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

I frequent this day everyday that I am working in Clifden, The Lunch menu is lovely and the Irish breakfasts are the best value in Clifden. 2 large sausages, 2 rashers, lovely soft eggs, hash brown, beans in a pot (which means the rest of my breakfast doesnt get polluted, lol), delicious black and white pudding and a fried tomato.... More 

Thank WildWestRita

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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
Groups, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?