The Roadside Tavern, Lisdoonvarna

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Nightlife · Bar / Club
The Roadside Tavern has been run by the Curtin Family since 1893 making it one of the oldest pubs in the Burren area. The current proprietor is Peter Curtin who continues the high standards of hospitality and service set by his grandparents Christopher and Nora, and parents John and Mary.

Home of the Burren Brewery Festival, the Skadoonvarna Festival, Micilin Conlon Festival and all kinds of different music - traditional and contemporary.
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  • After reading reviews about this place being a great gastro pub we made the fairly long trek from Kinvara to eat there. It was disappointingly average. We were seated in the Storehouse, which is - as....  more »
  • Unfortunately myself and my group of friends were left disappointed after our trip to the burren storehouse. Lovely exterior but that’s where the pleasantries ended , sound young chap serving us but.....  more »
  • We were very lucky to end up at the Roadside Tavern after a false start in overcrowded Doolin (we did get a recommendation to head a bit out of town to McGannn's or MdCermott's but that . The chicken....  more »
  • Excellent food and friendly service. I had the special, a huge portion of salmon in puff pastry. Delicious! Oh, and there was a group of local musicians playing trad music all thru dinner! Magical!!!
  • Lovely, friendly spot. Rambled in, on a Tuesday evening. Seemed v busy but, we waited & were soon seated in a grand corner. Music was taking place, fine musicians seem to wander in & perform. Terrific salads & great Smoked Salmon (the owners also produce the wonderful Burren Smokehouse Salmon. A gem, an unspoilt traditional pub
  • Great roadside pub close to the Burren Smokehouse. Well worth a stop for the fabulous food and friendly staff.
  • Went there for lunch - It was okay. Beef and Stout Pie was alright. Crab Cakes were nice. Place was cold and not overly inviting though. Probably best at night for a pint and light bite.
  • Really tasty seafood chowder and home brewed lager. The staff were great and the live music was really enjoyable.

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