Wexford Pubs

Irish PubsThe Wexford pub is still a social gathering point and a meeting place for the community -a place where information is exchanged, stories told, songs sung and always the possibility of a singing session!

Each Village along our coastline has its share of pubs that traditionally were combined with other business.
For example Pubs with grocery or hardware shops, pubs with undertakers, pubs with auctioneers and very often pubs with politicians!

Wexford pubs are still a steadfast and great pubs are still easily found.  These are some of our favourites and we have focused on the unusual and the quirky but you will be able to find and pick your own.  If you plan to go for specific events do ring beforehand as times and dates may change but we regularly check the dates for the regular events for our Guests and will let you know during your stay with us.

Getting to the Pub from your cottage

Irish PubsIf you are planning a ‘serious’ evening out there is a Taxi service available to your cottages. Similarly if you are travelling with a large family group a mini bus service is also available. Please feel free to contact us should you need any additional information.
You can walk to the local village in 15 minutes if you want to avoid getting a Taxi. The local village has 5 pubs an inordinately high amount for the number of people who live in the village.

A Guide to our favorite Pubs

For a full guide to pubs see our guide to local pubs in the Activities section.

Hammel’s in Kilmuckridge Village is born from a pub and undertakers combined. An old established pub in the centre of the village it has an intimate small bar as part of a larger pub. It is a terrific place for a local welcome and information about the history and families of the area. They have live music during the summer months.
For a step back 60 years some shop pubs still survive as busy social centres.

In Redmonds of Raheenduff  (the next small village) it is possible to buy rashers, loaves, nails, meal for the hens and plough parts while all the time sipping an excellent pint of Guinness or a ” half one“. You can drive or get a taxi to Rahenduff in 10 minutes.

Porters of Killenagh does not have quite the wide range of goods but the shopping and a social drink are all easily combined in a most relaxed way while all the time picking up the local news. One Guinness Tap and one Beer tap populate the bar. It is lovely to sit out sipping a pint on a Summers evening at the quiet crossroads where you might come across a tractor passing by. You can drive or get a taxi to Killenagh in 10 minutes.

O’Briens in Killenagh is a most picturesque thatched pub and is close to Colm Murphys racing Stables where Brave Inca was trained. It is just across the road from Porters.  Many of the regulars have a lively interest in the racing. If you are looking for a tip for the local Wexford races it’s a good place to stick your head in. You can drive or get a taxi to Killenagh in 10 minutes.

The Strand Bar in Cahore is in a stunning location overlooking the sea at Cahore Pier with lovely views over a broad bay to Tara Hill and Wicklow.   It takes about an hour to walk along the shore and over the cliff from Morriscastle Beach to the bar.  It has variable opening times depending on the time of year so ring ahead to make sure you can have a sandwich and pint when you arrive. Cahore is a 15 minute drive by Taxi or Minbus.

Centenary Stores is just off the Quay with its wooden floors and old Wexford feel. It is the pub that features in the Visit Wexford TV advertisement. It is home to a lovely pint and an excellent Traditional Music Session. On weekend nights it is a very lively spot. Phone 053-9122949

Frenchs has to be one of the oldest pubs in Wexford.  A pub with a farm supply business!!  Right in the centre of the Main Street in Gorey.   Frenchs has been in the same family for four generations.  It is a real gathering center.  Traditional Music session from 9.30 on Thursdays. Phone 053-9421216

The Antique Tavern is a tiny pub overlooking the Slaney in Enniscorthy town. It has lively friendly clientele and a good pint of Guinness.  It’s a fantastic little pub and well worth a visit. There are live Jazz sessions on Wednesday nights.  Phone  053-923348

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