food and drink Clare
FOOD AND DRINK CLARE
Vaughan’s Anchor Inn Liscannor
Vaughan’s Anchor Inn is a lovely little spot to stop off before or after you visit the Cliffs of Moher. It’s just a few minutes from the cliffs, located in the harbour village of Liscannor.
Joseph Mc Hugh’s Liscannor
Joseph Mc Hughs Irish pub is ideally located in Liscannor being just 5.6 kilometres from the cliffs visitor centre. This retro Irish pub has lots to offer, great food, Irish music and locally produced craft beer from County Clare. The bar has a great menu with some really good seafood dishes.
Gus O Connor’s Doolin
This Irish Pub is located in Doolin, just 7.5 kilometres from the cliffs. The food here is always good, they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s a great pub for traditional music sessions, they can cater for large groups.
McDermott’s Pub Doolin
McDermott’s Irish pub Doolin has a large selection of beers, wines and Irish Whiskeys. The pub’s food is wonderful, from starters to the main courses and a kid’s menu. There is a good selection of desserts available too. The beer garden at the rear of the bar is great for groups, or just sitting outside enjoying some fine weather.
Mc Gann’s Irish pub is another great spot in County Clare. It’s the kind of bar you won’t want to leave. There are lots of great dishes to choose from, classic Caesar salad, Roast of the day and slow-braised lamb shank.
Kenny’s Pub Lahinch
Kennys is located on the main street in Lahinch County Clare. It’s about 11 minute’s drive from the cliffs. This Irish pub is a buzzing music scene in the local area and has seen many big acts play there over the years, Mick Flannery, Luka bloom and Hermitage Green have all played at Kenny’s.
This pub is located in the centre of Lahinch. They serve good food including Irish mussels. There is a nice cosy beer garden to the ear, and lots of spirits to choose from including Gun Powder Gin. There are lots of craft beers to choose from at Flanagan’s Irish pub.
O Looney’s Lahinch
O Looney’s Lahinch has one of the best views you will see in Ireland. They have seating areas overlooking Lahinch beach and the Atlantic ocean. This place is stunning, with the views, especially at sunset spectacular. The menu has seafood, burgers, and fish and chips. The bar has plenty to keep you busy.
Roadside Tavern Lisdoonvarna
This Irish pub is a legendary spot for Irish music, it’s a lovely place to spend an evening soaking up the atmosphere. The Roadside Tavern Lisdoonvarna features smoked fish dished from the Burren smokehouse which is located right next door. The food here is excellent.
The Wild Honey Inn Lisdoonvarna
The Wild Honey Inn County Clare is a restaurant will Michelin-star standard food, and its menu is very interesting. The menu features Smoked Eel with fennel, beetroot and Chive Crème Fraiche. Wild Turbot dish and Prawn and Lobster Persse (seafood salad) are on offer too.
O Donaghue’s Pub Fanore
This Irish pub is in a great location in the Burren with the Atlantic Ocean in full view. It’s a great spot to stop if you exploring the Burren or heading for the Cliffs of Moher. The Irish pub has really good oysters and Guinness on offer. It’s in the heart of the Burren region, and Fanore beach is a short walk from the O Donaghue’s.
The Monks Ballyvaughan
The Monks in Ballyvaughan is a classic example of a great food spot in a superb location. The food menu is savage, oysters and Guinness, Irish stew and Fish and chips. If you’re into Sirloin Steak, this place has great Irish beef. You can seat outside or inside, the seating outside has views of Ballyvaughan harbour which is such a beautiful part of Ireland.
L Arco Restaurant Ballyvaughan
This is an authentic Italian restaurant in the heart of the Burren region. The menu is full of great Italian dishes. They have Focaccia, seafood chowder, and delicious Italian salads. Pizza, lots of great pasta dishes like Spaghetti Alla Carbonara. The restaurant is in the main area of Ballyvaughan and is surrounded by a few Irish pubs.
Linnane’s Lobster Bar New Quay County Clare
This Irish pub is in a magical location, being in the Burren is good, but when you have a fantastic view of the sea, this is even better. The bar here has locally sourced seafood from the Atlantic. The building dates back 300 years and is a focal point for the local community. The menu is full of great options, Deep-fried Calamari, garlic crab claws, and a dozen oysters.
Eugene’s Pub Ennistymon
This Irish pub doesn’t serve food, but it has to be one of Ireland’s best little watering holes!! Its design and character are just fabulous. It is located in the colourful town of Ennistymon. The décor of the bar is something you will find very interesting, you won’t want to leave the pub at all. It’s truly special with a warm and colourful interior.
Knox’s Pub Ennis
Knox’s bar Ennis County Clare is located in the centre of Ennis Town, Ennis is like the capital of County Clare. The Storehouse restaurant is inside the pub, they offer a lovely menu of Irish foods. They have an A La Carte menu, Group menu and Kids menu.
Cruises Bar and Restaurant Ennis
Cruise’s bar and restaurant date back to 1658, and they have seen many good music sessions! The restaurant on-site serves, breakfast, brunch and dinner. Garlic and Tomato Prawns, Soups and salads are on offer. Burgers, Fish dishes and Chicken curry is on the menu.
YOLO Bar and Restaurant Ennis
Yolo Bar and Restaurant is a modern bar featuring lots of cocktails to choose from. The food menu offers garlic mushrooms, spaghetti bolognese and steak and eggs. You can get a soup and sandwich or there are nice salads available too. The bar has an extensive cocktail menu on offer. The bar has cool lighting and a modern feel to it, and they have live music in the evening times.
Gallagher’s of Bunratty Seafood Restaurant
This Restaurant has an Irish thatched roof and a really cool Irish pub called JP Clarke’s on site. The restaurant offers an A La Carte menu, a Set dinner menu and Sunday menus. The food here is spoken about all over. You can choose from House Smoked Mackerel, scallops, and roast fillet of monkfish. Confit of Duck leg with Red Onion Marmalade, Garlic Spinach and lentils.
Durty Nellys Pub Bunratty
Durty Nellys Bunratty is as good as it gets for Irish pubs. Durty Nelly’s Bunratty is steeped in history and dates back to 1620. The bar has a rich history and is located right next to an old medieval castle named Bunratty Castle, the area dates back to the 10th century. This bar is a great spot for some nice photos. The bar has lovely seating outside and you can eat your meal and have a nice pint of the black stuff looking up at Bunratty Castle. It’s a truly unique Irish pub and has had many famous visitors down through the years.
Crotty’s Pub and B&B Kilrush
This is an award-winning bar and Bed and Breakfast. It is located in the coastal town of Kilrush. Kilrush is one of the listed heritage towns in Ireland. Crotty’s Irish Pub has accommodation also offering B&B rooms. The bar is full of character, and history. It’s a well-known spot for good traditional Irish music sessions. It is located in the heart of a beautiful Irish heritage town.
We hope you enjoy some of these watering holes, fine food establishments and most of all the great Cliffs of Moher visitor experience!!!
FAO – Frequently Asked Questions
What is the pub in County Clare?
Answer – Personally I really like Durty Nelly’s in Bunratty, it’s in such a nice location right next to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. The bar itself is a really nice retro pub with cool decor and a great pint of Guinness. The food is very tasty and the outdoor area is perfect for nice sunny days when you want to chill out outdoors with a pint.
What is the best seafood restaurant in County Clare?
Answer – Linnane’s Lobster Bar and New Quay Clare Clare has the best seafood ,the seafood is so fresh, it unreal. Boats pull in behind the pub at the pier each day with fresh seafood. There’s lobster, mussels, oysters and some amazing dishes on the menu, it’s the best in Clare!!!