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The Oval Bar

25 South Main Street, Cork, Ireland
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Had a drink here yesterday with my pals. Very nice pub, good atmosphere, good prices, cosy pub what... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bandy1954
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Cork, Ireland
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A lovely busy spot

Called into the oval recently for a drink on recommendation from a friend. Was a Saturday night so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
beardedbeerlover
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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25 South Main Street, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a drink here yesterday with my pals. Very nice pub, good atmosphere, good prices, cosy pub what more would you want?

Thank Bandy1954
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called into the oval recently for a drink on recommendation from a friend. Was a Saturday night so the pub was very busy. Stayed for 3 or 4 drinks. I had pints of Guinness, which was delicious. Bar looked to have a great selection of...More

Thank beardedbeerlover
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

We had a very good time at the Oval Bar and we went twice in 4 days during our stay in Cork ! We love the decoration and the people there are very nice

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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Upon entering and approaching the bar, I was impressed with the selection of whiskeys. Staff were friendly and attentive, as were Maureen and Michael local patrons who were a joy to converse with. A 'must stop in' on your next trip to Cork.

Thank ME C
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

This venue was built in the early years of the 20th century by the Beamish and Crawford brewery which previously operated across the street. The Oval is still in its original condition with an open fire where the smell of peat can sometimes be smelt....More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Late night place with loud music, young peopple who are moving arround. A typical Irish bar with good Gin list :-)

Thank Goran H
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

A nice Irish pub that can pass unonticed if you don't pay attention on the street. Good place to have a pint of Guinness if you are trying to visit all the heritage pubs in Cork.

Thank Rosi S
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

The staff here are very friendly and helpful. They were able to recommend places in Cork to check out for lunch/dinner (they don't server food) and we enjoyed their friendliness so much we went back after for a few drinks. The bartender was knowledgeable about...More

Thank ak195
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

This is an unusual bar on the corner by South Main Street and offers a more traditional pub experience. It has a lovely cosy snug and is somewhere I think alot of corkonians don't need know exists. Not much room but nice all the same.

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

The Oval Bar was a excellent bar, once you have entered through the curtain you have gone into a different atmosphere lit up by candlelight. A lovely place to relax and enjoy a few drinks

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