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Rafter Dempsey’s

Kilkenny

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10 November 2019

Perfect for group parties great live music, good food and fantastic staff 10/10

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10 November 2019

Lovely, helpful staff, great food, right in the heart of Kilkenny! Great atmosphere, would definitely recommend! 10/10

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1 November 2019

Lovely wee (little) place. Friendly staff and great service. Only had a coffee, so cannot comment on the food

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6 October 2019

Bartender was very nice . Had a nice covered smoking area upstairs.

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13 September 2019

This is hands down one of the best places I have ever stayed. The value that I got from this stay was absolutely amazing. It's centrally located to many attractions (Kilkenny Castle being my favorite) . Plus, it's around many other pubs. If you want to do an impromptu pub crawl you can do it safely and stumble back to your room. More...

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1 June 2019

music was great staff are lovely great times had in Rafter Dempseys over the years

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15 May 2019

our first night, great food, steak on a stone WOW.... and great staff, helping us Choose the best drinks. glad we are here for a few nights

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29 April 2019

Absolutely has to be their signature dish Steak on the stone. We give it 10/10 and by our standards that's realllllly good

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28 April 2019

food was good, pints Guinness fresh, prices reasonable, very friendly staff, clean place, close to Castle Was 10 people in my group and we all had same opinion 1 day trip to Kilkenny

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23 April 2019

great food...great stuff thank you

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26 February 2019

Lovely place great breakfast I'd go back in a heartbeat

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25 January 2019

great atmosphere great service great food great beer not much more needs saying

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4 November 2018

fantastic place to stay right in the heart of kilkenny owner and staff so helpful couldn't fault the place

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29 October 2018

A old friend gerry rafter called in for a pint Sunday great crack and a very enjoyable pub and the company was brilliant

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16 August 2018

Gorgeous food and excellent service ☺️

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9 August 2018

lovely food friendly and helpful staff

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12 July 2018

We stayed at the Rafter Dempsey's when we visited Kilkenny a few years ago. We arrived during the hurling championship game and were still greeted pleasantly (after the game where they lost! ). The breakfast each morning was great, the room was comfortable, and the staff was so helpful and kind. Highly recommended!! More...

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2 July 2018

What can I say about olive gerry and mikayla we went to a stag all 20 something of us wee were treat like royalty from the second we went in till we left this morning gerry and olive couldn't do enough for us even if we were bowld we had our breakfast every morning and then. Our steak which was unreal thank u very much between the whole lot of ye you know exactly wat you are at gerry olive and mikayla thank u so much More...

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9 June 2018

Went here today for my Birthday Lunch and had the Sizzling steak on a stone. It was unbelievable savage. Can't wait too go back again. Will definately recommend this place too friends and family. Staff were very friendly and helpful too. Such a lovely place. More...

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22 May 2018

We happened on to this pub/ restaurant on a side street. The service was terrific and the staff so welcoming. I had Fish and Chips and my husband had lamb cutlets. Both dishes were delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant. More...

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8 May 2018

Lovely pub. Great staff

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28 January 2018

Got in here for a lunch. We could choose out of fish, chicken, vegetarian and meat, those four menu's written on a blackboard. And of course a pint of Kilkenny.First of all: very, very friendly staff. A clean place, a good cook. And a good price. The chicken was a stirfry for € 11 and the meat was a carbonara for € 10. Very well prepared, simple but tasteful.One of the best places we've eaten in Ireland. More...

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7 January 2018

Very nice and freindly pub and what a new years party....thanks Gerry and staff for making it a night to remeber

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27 November 2017

stayed there for a friend's hen party was great staff are really nice breakfast was fab no complaints ere

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26 November 2017

Four of us stopped in for a quick lunch. We had bangers & mash, the steak on a stone (which was amazing experience to cook yourself), as well as some of the daily specials. Service was phenomenal, accommodating, and super friendly. More...

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26 November 2017

After staying for two nights ...can't recommend the place anymore ...unbelievable service and the rooms are 100% il definitely be back here in the near future. Top class... Gerry was honestly one of the nicest men I have ever met... Runs a top class place and it's a credit to him �� More...

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31 October 2017

There were 14 of us ladies stayed a night, all the staff were so helpful, our dinner and breakfast delicious and great service, the rooms were abit dated but clean and that's the main thing for me, I would definitely stay in rafter dempsys again.

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26 October 2017

Best Burger I had in a while. Really nice staff.

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10 October 2017

My husband booked friends there prior to our visit & they enjoyed themselves. We bilked a 2 night stay before returning to Dublin to fly home. We felt welcomed, the food was delicious and anything we needed they were able to provide. We would love ❤️ to return! More...

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30 August 2017

We were there on Saturday for a bbq have to say it was the nicest bbq I was ever at the staff were so nice and friendly

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27 August 2017

Thanks for a great weekend. Couldn't of done anymore for us. Definitely be back. Thanks for making things special 4 my wife's birthday.

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17 August 2017

Myself and my 2 mates stayed there last night and we loved it.all the staff were lovely and very friendly.the food was delicious as well.we will defo b visiting there again

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7 August 2017

Really really enjoyed our stay here we were made feel welcome from d min we stepped inside d pub staff are so helpful and friendly they really do go above and beyond to help you out in any way they can. A special shout out to majella and Michael behind the bar too of the most friendliest nicest people you could ever meet �well dne guys �thanks for a very enjoyable stay... More...

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22 July 2017

Aw it's a great place, recommend people of all ages to come��

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29 May 2017

Just back from my hen party, stayed for 2 nights very welcoming, fab food and hosts. Would definitely stay here again, plus it's very central everything within walking distance. Had an amazing weekend great place �� More...

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29 May 2017

Just back from a two night stay. What can I say we enjoyed ourselfs down to the ground. Celebrating my sister's hen party , the staff were great there was nothing they wouldn't do for us. The food was fantastic both breakfast and dinner was included, great selection on both days. Big thanks to Michael who kept us entertained with the cocktail class on Saturday evening...stilll feeling the effects from it. Not forgetting the night porter who must be the most patient man in ireland. Thanks again to Josephine for organising everything. Great place to stay for hen and stag parties. More...

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28 May 2017

Just returned from our trip from Ireland and one of the great memories was a late lunchHere. The chicken and mushroom pie was delicious as was the beer. We engaged in wonderful conversation with Gerry, owner of this great pub! It was a cold and rainy day and our time here was perfect!!! More...

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22 May 2017

Had a great weekend at rafters for hen party , great food, fantastic staff ,highly recommended :)

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21 May 2017

Helpfull. Food fab .staff wonderful. Cocktail class brilliant. Beds comfortable.. we had a brilliant hen hear .we will be back

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21 May 2017

Great good,great staff great for hen/stag party's

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27 April 2017

Good was excellent and service was great lovely lady serving us

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13 April 2017

We just had soup and toasties soup was home made very tasty and piping hot toasties spot on service with a smile we both enjoyed it xxx

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4 April 2017

Great pub lovely atmosphere will certainly visit again

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16 March 2017

Fantastic place to stay! The owners will take great care of you! Steak on the stone was amazing!

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18 December 2016

Had our xmass party there and has one or two more over the years . Great spot great staff ,highly recommend it for a night out or a party stay over .

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10 December 2016

We had a family Ireland trip (8 of us) and we stayed here for 4 nights and loved it! Definitely don't stay here if you're a light sleeper as it is a bar. .. but since we were up talking/drinking every night, it was fine for our group. We loved the location and we loved the breakfast here! Kilkenny is one of my favorite places in Ireland too... definitely loved this place! More...

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19 October 2016

Best place in Kilkenny!!!Best owner and staff.everything's absolutely perfect.And Him and Her make amazing show there!!

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