Nestled among the many watering holes that make up Dingle's charming seafront promenade is John Benny’s, an institution that’s been keeping locals fed and watered for decades. The kitchen offers a changing menu packed with hearty options, including steaks, soups and fresh local seafood, while behind the bar there’s Irish craft beers and whiskeys to whet your whistle; there’s also a children’s menu. Time your visit right, and you’ll be treated to authentic Irish trad music, often featuring owners John Benny and Éilís Kennedy (who’s internationally famous for her traditional Gaelic singing). If you’re aiming to catch a performance during the warmer months, make sure you get there early to nab a good spot, or you may find yourself jostling for a view. Alternatively, pull up a seat at the bar for a chat with the friendly staff, or settle into a table by the window for a bowl of warming chowder.
John Benny's PubLive folk music, local beers and fresh food on Dingle's marina
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