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Taaffes Castle Bar

Irish, Bar, Pub
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Newry Street, Carlingford, Ireland
+353 42 937 3770
11:00 - 23:30
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:30
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Breakfast fry not great disappointing .. interesting little pub for the old style irish feel 🍀 not as old as I think it says!!

1 Thank Ruth H
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bands and Craic are mighty. We had a night here beginning of the month it was a brilliant night definitely be back

Thank Sarahlouise33
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked months in advance and paid for in full 5 weeks before a surprise 50th Birthday party with people travelling from all over UK to attend only to be told that another party was now a priority as they were a bigger group. We had booked a private party room with food. We were told we could have the room... More 

Thank UnaB
Belfast, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Taaffe's cancelled my sister's 50th birthday party the day before and admitted it was because they subsequently got a bigger booking. In July they showed us the venue, promised us the full evening if we booked the later sitting and took our booking. We made payment in full earlier than they requested. We booked the party BBQ. We had the... More 

3 Thank Bronagh M
Mount Gilead, Ohio
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46 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Wonderful old bar in Carlingford, Ireland. The food and the service were excellent! There was a fire in the little fire place and we enjoyed the entire experience immensely. One of the highlights of our Ireland trip. The bar actually attached to a castle!

Thank CMHEurope
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant spot!!! Staff,manager & service was outstanding!! Pub is a brilliant spot very clean & lively, night life in the castle was an amazing experience we all had a brilliant night!! We had our breakfast in taaffes the next morning it was lovely!! I cant stress how nice the staff was!! After our appalling experience across the road, they... More 

Thank Ciara B
Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

A friendly pub with open fire and clean smoking area. Has live music quite regularly. Great place to spend an evening

Thank TheLamb33
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77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Great bar, really busy so you might struggle to get a seat for a while. vodka coke and a pint was around 11 euros. Good atmosphere with stag/hen parties! There was meant to be live music on but unless they were upstairs we didnt see anyone and we were there for a few hours. Would recommend a visit!

Thank Lisa F
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I stood at the bar for ages i was the only one around the bar, three girls stood there ignoring me taken selfies ?? In work? Terrible customer service skills. I bought a vodka and 7up it tasted like watered down vodka it was disgusting, i brought it back up and the girl wasn't one bit friendly, i never complain... More 

Thank Sarahcarli13
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Taaffees Castle was the finally stop of our pub crawl in Carlingford. Although well liquored, we had a fantastic night in Taaffes. Staff were friendly and the entertainment was top class, it was a one man band who played all rock hits! I would definatley go back! P.s. pints were good too!

Thank Ciaran M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Irish, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Newry Street, Carlingford, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Louth  >  Carlingford
  • Phone Number: +353 42 937 3770
We are an Irish traditional pub that serves pub grub at a high standard downstairs, a disco bar upstairs that attracts a crowd of all age groups at the weekend and a banquet hall in the castle, enjoy cheers

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