The Pins Bar @ The Twelve Hotel restaurant

The Twelve, Bearna Village, Galway City

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21 reviews
4 stars - based on 21 reviews
The hub of Bearna Village, Galway, and a destination in its own right, The Pins Bar Bistro and Bakery has been awarded Ireland's Best Gastro Pub Award and Pizza Dozzina is the only pizzeria in Ireland accepted into the Napoli Association of Pizza Makers. In addition to an incredible food menu there is an equally incredible selection of wines, cocktails, whiskies, cognacs, armagnacs, rums, bourbons, vodkas and countless other fine spirits and beers. The Pins is a great place to enjoy good coffees, interesting teas, breads 'just out of the oven' from the on-site bakery and tantalising local, seasonal produce. You can surf the net for free, catch a Traditional Irish Music session and see Galway's finest Jazz acts and maybe even pick up a bit of Gaelige. Pizza Dozzina features the most authentic gourmet pizzas outside of Naples. All pizzas are available 'to go' by calling 091 597012.
This is the life... Irish Style.

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OPENING HOURS

Mon12:00pm - 9:00pm
Tue12:00pm - 9:00pm
Wed12:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu12:00pm - 9:00pm
Fri12:00pm - 9:00pm
Sat12:00pm - 9:00pm
Sun12:00pm - 9:00pm

CAPACITY
130 people

CUISINES
Bakery, Bistro, Brasserie, Breakfast, Casual Dining, Cocktails, Coeliac options, Delicatessen, Fish, Gastro Pub, Girls Night Out, Irish, Kid's Menu, Pizzeria, Sunday Lunch, Wine Bar

FACILITIES

Wheelchair Accessible Will cater for children Allocated smoking area Full Bar, Beer, Wine, Spirits Parking available Accept major credit cards Coeliac options available Veggie options available Will accept party bookings Separate function room available Terraced dining area Take away service Bord Failte Approved Member of Restaurant Association of Ireland Seafood available Wi-Fi hot spot! Caters for Weddings.

The Pins Bar @ The Twelve Hotel reviews

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The Pins Bar @ The Twelve Hotel

lesnol
Dublin
4 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:55%

Reviewed 22nd February 2015 (visited 7 February 2015 )

Arrived at the pins bar on a really busy Saturday night with friends and were seated immediately. Our waitress was really nice and very attentive. They have a very varied menu and the food was fabulous and really well presented. Definitely would be top of my list when i am back in Galway.

The Pins Bar @ The Twelve Hotel

cdp5883
Galway
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 16th June 2013 (visited 16 June 2013 )

I have zero complaints about this place. My wife and I went here on our honeymoon, and just happened to end up there on Father's Day, so the place was a bit crowded. Even with the enormous crowd waiting for spots to eat, we were still seated and served with remarkable speed.

The Pins Bar @ The Twelve Hotel

deckster

48 reviews

Guru

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 22nd February 2012 (visited 10 February 2012 )

I liked this place a lot, very nice bar food options and a decent wine list to boot. Esparanza verdejo is quite delicious. The wings are quite simply epic and while the service is friendly, it can be a little slow. They have a bakery onsite too so expect all kinds of nice treats

The Pins Bar @ The Twelve Hotel

redsetter
Clare
59 reviews

Guru

Credibility Score:62%

Reviewed 14th February 2012 (visited 10 February 2012 )

Said I would try this for a friday night meal after reading some favourable reviews on here. Was staying locally in a cottege for the weekend and after some pre dinner drinks in a well know local bar we came across to the Twelve. There was a nice buzz for a friday night, staff were busy but friendly. Menu was varied with food to suit all tastes. Portions were goood too and good value for what we paid. It also had wifi internet access which was great for people like ourselves on the go. I would recommend it.

The Pins Bar @ The Twelve Hotel

eater123
Dublin
30 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 26th September 2011 (visited 23 July 2011 )

Came here for food with the inlaws, the quality of the food was excellent, all members of the party were delighted with this. it was very busy so it was a little slow with the service but nothing to be overly concerned about. The set menu is very good value with good choice for every taste.

The Pins Bar @ The Twelve Hotel

Molly33
Limerick
39 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 07th August 2011 (visited 3 August 2011 )

Stayed in the hotel & ended up eating in Pins Bistro everyday, sometimes twice a day!! the kids adored it & us adults really enjoyed it too. Service was excellent (especially our waiter). The food was lovely with a very diverse menu. Every meal we had was fantastic and very reasonably priced too. The goats cheese tartlet, sweet potato curry, battered fish, caesar salad were all fab! We will definitely return!

The Pins Bar @ The Twelve Hotel

Six Degrees Media
Donegal
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 24th June 2011 (visited 19 June 2011 )

Through no prior planning I've managed to end up eating at the Twelve for the past two sundays! On both occasions the service has been great and the food superb. The Calamari was probably the best I've had in a very long time, could do with a bigger serving though. Colm served us and we had plenty of banter with him which is nice and by all accounts he seems to be a hit with the locals. It was Fathers Day so obviously very busy, but the service was still as good as the previous week. I would definitely recommend it and will be back.

The Pins Bar @ The Twelve Hotel

berno
Cork
13 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 01st July 2010 (visited 4 June 2010 )

This bar is really relaxed and the staff are friendly and helpful. The menu is large and I like the two course menu for €20. I tried the sunday lunch before which was really nice with a great atmosphere. It also does nice pastries in the morning if you fancy an escape for a coffee and to read the papers

The Pins Bar @ The Twelve Hotel

lucy28
Dublin
65 reviews

Guru

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 15th May 2010 (visited 6 May 2010 )

Have been here several times with family and friends. There is a very relaxed atmosphere with lots of warmth and nice books to browse through on the shelves if you are just looking for a quite cup of tea etc. The food here is really good, especially the pizza, the dough is really nice, just needs a stronger tomato sauce base. The salmon with pasta is also very nice. Also try the goats chees for starters. The desserts are all homemade and included a yummy bread and butter pudding. However It is quite expensive for bar food like the soup is €5.20 which I think is a bit much served only with one slice of bread. The sandwiches are also quite overpriced at over €9. I would suggest sharing a pizza and a beer early evening or going for the set menu for better value

The Pins Bar @ The Twelve Hotel

dubgirl09
Dublin
24 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 06th April 2010 (visited 3 April 2010 )

Absolutely nothing I could fault with this place, everything was fantastic. The portions are huge and everything was so fresh and the combination of flavours was amazing! I have the goats cheese tart to start and my partner had the seafood chowder both received good reviews and for mains steak and prawns. The prawns where so tasty with the cucumber and apple salad something I never would have tried. The steak was cooked to perfection as ordered and the veg too. The staff where so friendly and always on hand if you needed anything. I will definitely be making my way to Galway again for a trip to the pins.

The Pins Bar @ The Twelve Hotel

ainegallagher100
Dublin
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 02nd February 2010 (visited 22 January 2010 )

I spent a long weekend at the Twelve hotel with my boyfriend towards the end of January. We were disappointed to find that the highly regarded West restaurant was closed during our stay. I am glad to report that the Pins Bar menu was more than capable keeping us happy. We ate in the Pins Bar on the 1st and 3rd nights of a 3 night stay. We ate in Galway city on the 2nd night somewhere we were advised was a top eatery in Galway, and both myself and my boyfriend both agreed that the food in the Pins bar the previous evening had been better! There was a great set menu for €20.50 that included a speciality Twelve hotel cocktail, plus 2 courses. My boyfriend went for the set menu the first night and enjoyed the calamari for starter and pork belly special for main. Both were beautifully cooked and presented. I went for the blackened cod wrapped in speck. It was absolutely beautiful, melted in my mouth. Nicest main i have had in ages. The menu is actually a lot more bigger and more varied than the full menu on the menupages website would suggest. The 2nd meal we had there wasn't quite so good. We both went for the set menu. It was a busy saturday night and there were no specials on offer. One of the mains had been sold out, so there was only a choice of 2 mains. We both enjoyed a berry infused cocktail, a decent main of bacon and colcanan, which neither of us had tasted in sometime and some beautiful poached pears for dessert. For bar food it was excellent and easily of the same quality of food served in top Dublin restaurants. The wine list was a little limited, but reasonably priced. The atmosphere was relaxed, and service was efficient and friendly without being over bearing. I would definately recommend this eatery to a friend, and plan to eat there again when I vist Galway with family in April.

The Pins Bar @ The Twelve Hotel

greenprincess7
Galway
8 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 13th January 2010 (visited 30 December 2009 )

had an excellent meal in the pins bar. when we were there there was choice of a set menu. myself and my boyfriend both had chowder which was great lots of fish nice taste. only complaint was it could be a bit warmer but it was bearable. For mains i had salmon and my partner had sea trout both of which were delicious with huge portions and the Veg was really fresh cooked just right. The best part of our meal was definately the chocolate brownie with icecream... best i'Ve eVer had. also had a baileys coffee whch was nice. waiter was attentiVe and not pushy.. lots of families in nice cosy atmosphere..

The Pins Bar @ The Twelve Hotel

suzyq

89 reviews

Guru

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 28th September 2009 (visited 10 September 2009 )

Fantastic food, fantastic value, fantastic choices, fantastic staff. We were staying in the hotel for a few days and ended up eating in he Pins every night as the food was so good. They have a set menu which includes a cocktail as well as an a la carte. Everything we had was super, from the smoked salmon pizza to the beef pie, calamari to lemon meringue pie. Can't wait to go back.

The Pins Bar @ The Twelve Hotel

mtcs
Tipperary
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 07th April 2009 (visited 4 April 2009 )

Do not normally use these sites. Had heard great things about the Twelve Hotel. Decided to have dinner and drinks there with some Galway girlies on the weekend. Loved the Pins Great food, great prices and brillent atmosphere. Service was excellent. Really good wait staff who seem to genuinely care despite how busy the place was. Our choices varied from steak, gourmet lamb burger with foie gras, cod, and Michelle had pizza. We all remarked how excellent every thing was. Great desserts and cockyails. Stayed the night and loved the Jazz band. Highly recommend - I'll be back....

The Pins Bar @ The Twelve Hotel

shinthornton
Galway
16 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 29th March 2009 (visited 28 March 2009 )

Had pizza and chips here. Pizza was fab but had to ask for chips, service slow but food is worth the wait,

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